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Lord of the Isles
     

Lord of the Isles

by Nigel Tranter
 

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By the power of his sword arm, his dragon fleet and his sheer
personality, Somerled Norse Slayer carved an enduring name for himself
in Scottish legend.

Inheriting his father's shattered thanedom in Argyll in the twelfth
century, he enlarged it by courage, initiative, military shrewdness and
diplomacy. For decades his navy held the balance of

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By the power of his sword arm, his dragon fleet and his sheer
personality, Somerled Norse Slayer carved an enduring name for himself
in Scottish legend.

Inheriting his father's shattered thanedom in Argyll in the twelfth
century, he enlarged it by courage, initiative, military shrewdness and
diplomacy. For decades his navy held the balance of power in the
northern seas, and it was he who cleared the Vikings out of the
Hebrides.

Set against the romantically celebrated West Highlands and Western Isles
of Scotland, the story of the conquests and courage of this hero king is
a living tribute to a renowned legend.

A thrilling story of the Scottish Isles in the 12th century by Nigel
Tranter, master of Scottish historical fiction.By the power of his sword arm, his dragon fleet and his sheer
personality, Somerled Norse Slayer carved an enduring name for himself
in Scottish legend.

Inheriting his father's shattered thanedom in Argyll in the twelfth
century, he enlarged it by courage, initiative, military shrewdness and
diplomacy. For decades his navy held the balance of power in the
northern seas, and it was he who cleared the Vikings out of the
Hebrides.

Set against the romantically celebrated West Highlands and Western Isles
of Scotland, the story of the conquests and courage of this hero king is
a living tribute to a renowned legend.

A thrilling story of the Scottish Isles in the 12th century by Nigel
Tranter, master of Scottish historical fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444766981
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date:
12/20/2012
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
608,384
File size:
506 KB

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Meet the Author

One of Scotland's best-loved authors, Nigel Tranter wrote over ninety novels on Scottish history. He died at the age of ninety on 9 January 2000.

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