By Rosemary Goring
Patrick Paniter used to be James IV's right-hand guy, a diplomatic genius who used to be answerable for the weapons on the disastrous conflict of Flodden in September 1513 within which the English annihilated the Scots. After the dying of his king he's plagued by guilt as he relives the occasions that ended in struggle. whilst Louise Brenier, daughter of a rogue sea dealer, asks his assist in checking out if her brother Benoit was once killed in motion, it's the least he can do to salve his moral sense. no longer chuffed with the scoop he brings, Louise units off to determine the reality herself, and rapidly falls foul of 1 of the lawless clans that rule the ungovernable borderlands. After Flodden is a singular in regards to the results of the conflict of Flodden, as obvious throughout the eyes of a number of characters who both had a hand in bringing the rustic to battle, or have been profoundly stricken by the end result. there were only a few novels approximately Flodden, regardless of its significance,and none from this attitude. It's a racy experience, combining political intrigue and romance, and its readership should be an individual who loves historic fiction, or is drawn to the historical past of Scotland and the turbulent, ungovernable borderlands among Scotland and England.
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After Flodden by Rosemary Goring