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Watchers: Culloden!

Watchers: Culloden!

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Book III: Culloden!


The conclusion of the critically-acclaimed Watchers series!

A great victory has been won, but the war is far from over. The Boy-King now needs his bride…and his heir.

Only the young officers of the Watch can stop him. But they have their own battles to face and their own demons to fight. And those inner demons

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Book III: Culloden!


The conclusion of the critically-acclaimed Watchers series!

A great victory has been won, but the war is far from over. The Boy-King now needs his bride…and his heir.

Only the young officers of the Watch can stop him. But they have their own battles to face and their own demons to fight. And those inner demons are not proving so easy to control as they are lured to the blood-soaked moors of Culloden for the final confrontation.

The dead are rising. A new darkness is fast approaching. Victory is close…but will the hands of Martin and Sean be too bloodied for them to grasp it?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780974768083
Publisher:
KHP Publishers
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author

William Meikle is a Scottish writer, now living in Canada, with a dozen novels published in the genre press and over 200 short story credits in thirteen countries. He is the author of the ongoing Midnight Eye series, among others, and his work appears in a number of professional anthologies. He lives in a remote corner of Newfoundland with icebergs, whales and bald eagles for company. In the winters, he gets warm vicariously through the lives of others in cyberspace, so please check him out at williammeikle.com

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Watchers 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This, the last in the Watchers trilogy from William Meikle, follows Sean and Martin as they continue their quest to defeat the Blood King. Martin leads the army as they desperately hold off the Others while waiting for reinforcements to arrive, while Sean continues to search for Mary Campbell, the girl impregnated by the Blood King in the first novel. Meikle handles the action effortlessly as the action switches backwards and forward between the two, mixing history and myth as the story winds its way towards its bloody conclusion. I waited for, what seemed, ages to read this final part of the story and I wasn't disappointed either with the story or the writing. With each book in this series, Meikle has developed and rounded his characters. Martin, Sean and the rest of the principal players are well written and fully developed characters that I, as a reader, really cared about. I thoroughly recommend the whole Watchers Trilogy and look forward to reading more from Mr Meikle in the future.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Come and step back into the tortured world of Martin, Thane of Milecastle as he battles alongside his faithful companions and towns people to save lives and homes against the Black Horde and that of Sean Grant as he and Duncan Campbell battle in their immutable quest to save the soul of Mary Campbell from becoming the eternal property of the Boy King. This is it, the one we¿ve been waiting for ¿ the third instalment of Meikle¿s Watchers series and it¿s got it all. The superb characters we¿ve come to know and love since the opening lines of The Coming of the King, when Black Horde first rises against Milecastle, through The Battle for the Throne, that left us with the haunting image of Edinburgh Castle in flames, are back with a vengeance in this latest and final chapter that brings an all new meaning to the legendary name of Culloden. As before, fresh new characters (such as the ever resourceful young Master Hillman) unite with the usual beloved cast of favourites (Fitz, Megan, and Gord Rollo) to conspire with Meikle to conjure up this thrilling conclusion to his unorthodox historical adventure. And you know, in many ways it¿s a shame history didn¿t happen this way. Has Edinburgh truly fallen? Will Stirling continue to stand? Can Mary Campbell possibly still breathe? Is this the end of men and only men? Will the Boy King triumph? Why not go and join them all in the Great Hall and find out? (Oh, and beware the Douglas¿)
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Thane is dead, long live the Thane! The joy as two boyhood pals are reunited is short lived as Martin's new weighty responsibilities as Thane of Milecastle settle about his shoulders, catapulting him into sudden adulthood. Dark events unfold with such speed that he is even denied the time to grieve for his beloved father as he must see to the protection of his people and his town. Forced yet again to separate from his friend, Sean sets out to save Mary Campbell from the clutches of the Boy King and travels, with her father's aid, into the realm of the Others and men who are not men and only men. A fortuitous encounter with Lennan and the Woodsman strengthens them for the push further north to Rosslyn and Edinburgh Castle itself. And all the while, the Black Horde is massing¿ Will Martin be able fulfill the Protector's wishes? Can Sean possibly rescue Mary before it is too late? Will the Boy King bring about the fall of Derby? If you truly are man and only man, bury yourself in Meikle's second adventure in his Watchers series, The Battle for the Throne. The author proves his stalwart ability to inexorably draw the reader into this dark historic tale and leave him wanting more. Join the journey as characters we met in the first volume are brought to life once again along with expertly sketched new personalities in this finely crafted yarn brings the saga ever nearer its zenith. You won't be disappointed¿
Guest More than 1 year ago
Battle for the Throne is the second part of the Watchers Trilogy. In the first we were introduced to Martin and Sean, two young men who were tasked to accompany and look after a traveller and his daughter as they made their way through the north of England pursued by the Others, a vampiric race intent on taking the throne of England. In book two, the characters become deeper and more rounded as the reader learns of their internal struggles and personal feelings and we discover the reason that the Others, led by the Blood King are so intent on finding Martin and his charges. The book continues where the previous one left off, with Martin taking on the responsibility of leadership as the Others attack the Milecastle that he now commands and with Sean in pursuit of the girl he was charged to protect. Meikle effortlessly introduces new legends and races as if they had always been part of British folklore and his description of the battles that rage as the Others pursue Martin and his men across northern England rank with the best. As the last page is turned, Battle for the Throne leaves you gasping for more and hoping that the third book isn¿t too far off.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If the concept of a hoard of Royalist vampires attacking from Scotland and trying to reclaim the English crown sounds a bit corny, don¿t worry - it really works. William Meikle has managed to forge a dark and compelling story by taking some exciting British history and his own brand of vampire story telling and then giving them a good mix. The story introduces us to Martin and Sean, two soldiers of the Hadrian¿s Wall watch who are tasked with looking after a traveller and his daughter who arrive from the north. Between them, their stories introduce the reader to the history of the Others and how they plan to retake the throne. As the first part of a trilogy, it sets the scene perfectly for the remainder of the series ¿ and I, for one, can¿t wait for the next book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Meikle just gets better and this is easily his best work yet, "The Coming of the King". Not content with confining himself to the realms of mere fiction, this time Meikle takes us on a journey through the mists of time and myth, seamlessly melding his unique exploration of vampire lore with the cast iron straight jacket of fact. Armed with the skilfully drawn characters of Martin, Sean, Campbell and the Thane he begins an epic tale of the vampire involvement in the hard fought battle for the glory and valour of a long ago Scotland. The first in the "Watchers" series provides the reader an immensely compelling read replete with a tantalising cliff-hanger, paving the way well for a sequel. Could it really have happened this way? Find out for yourself. In the past. In the shadows of the Glens and the Black Horde. In the thick of the battle. In the Forty-Five.