A sequel to The Black Douglas Trilogy
Multi-volume, multi-genre author introduces us to her latest work of historical fiction, “The Douglas Bastard” is the sequel to the Black Douglas trilogy:
King Robert the Bruce and the Black Douglas are dead — and Scots once more must fight for their freedom.
Young Archibald, the Black Douglas's bastard son, returns from exile to a Scotland ravaged by war. With treachery and danger on every side, he must learn to sleep with a claymore in his hand and one eye open because even his closest friend may betray him...
Content warning: violence against a child
This is a marvelous book! I love historical fiction it’s my third favorite genre. Books centered on the United Kingdom are particularly attractive to me because much of my heritage comes from there.
The author has taken a minor figure and walked with him through the major events he would have faced and been involved in. She did a great job!
I love how she wove so many minor details of daily life into the story. I felt I was right there with Archibald. His struggles with being the bastard son of a noble included repeated bullying by his peers. He held his own with even odds.
The fights, jousts and war scenes were brutal like daily life for most people. The dialogue came across quite real.
This is a great read and I award 4.9 stars.
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