Multi-volume, historical-fiction author J. R. Tomlin introduces us to the first volume in “The Sir Law Kintour Series” “The Wayward Alliance”:
Scotland, 1424: Sir Law, a crippled knight facing poverty and ruin, is condemned to scrabbling for survival.
In desperation, he accepts the humiliating task of tracking down a nobleman's runaway wife. He soon finds that nothing and no one are what they seem. And that the job comes with a body count — one of which if he is not careful could be his...
(Originally published as 'The Templar's Cross')
I loved this story! The author has a beautiful command of historical Scotland and Europe at large. Her intimate knowledge of the locales, period and politics provide a fascinating backdrop for seemingly unimportant murders in medieval Perth, Scotland.
Her wealth of daily minutiae makes the story come alive as we follow Sir Law Kintour, a crippled night fighting to regain a patron. I love the banter between Sir Law and Cormac, the troubadour where Law is staying.
I shall not say more to avoid any spoilers. I give 4.9 stars to "The Wayward Alliance"!
If you like this book, you will certainly enjoy her other books! I know that I do.
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