Month: March 2010

Christina MacRuairi is one of those fascinating characters of whom history records far too little.  Maybe it is only that my first ‘sight’ of her was through the eyes of Nigel Tranter, in his Bruce Trilogy, who portrayed her as standing cool as Scottish mist on her ship while enemies attacked and her men fought around […]

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How do the Davids of history fight the ever-present Goliaths?  Sometimes, a well-aimed stone and a bit of luck (or God’s help) does the job.  In the case of Robert the Bruce and the small country of Scotland, standing up to the might of England, with a much larger population, bigger horses, better-equipped knights, stones might not […]

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My  game plan is to stick with reviewing books with some similarities to mine: medieval Europe, time travel, or music.  The Historianby Elizabeth Kostovatakes place in 1972, but it is a story within a story within a story, as various characters pursue the historical truth of Vlad Tepes, 15th Century prince of Wallachia. He has come down […]

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While King Herla is an interesting story in and of himself, I found it even more interesting reading about the many variations on the story, tie-ins to it, extensions on it, and suggestions of who King Herla really was. The basic story of King Herla, told in last week’s post, is of a king who […]

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The first edition of Blue Bells of Scotland was officially retired today.  Copies are still available at amazon through a couple of sellers, and signed copies through my website www.bluebellstrilogy.com.  The second edition will be available in approximately a week.  Many thanks to all who are stopping by! Tweet This Post

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