Stirling. One fights for King James the Third of Scotland, the other is loyal to his eldest son, Prince James, Duke of Rothesay.
Soon, James the Third is dead, murdered as he flees the field. His army is routed. Among the dead is Sir Thomas Sempill of Ellestoun, Sheriff of Renfrew, whose son and heir, John, escapes with his life.
Once John's career as knight and courtier seemed assured. But with the death of his king, his situation is fragile. He's the only surviving son of the Sempill line and he's unmarried. If he hopes to survive, John must try and win favour with the new king.
And deal with the ruthless and powerful Lord Montgomerie. . .
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Copy received from Historical Fiction Virtual Tours for an honest review I really enjoyed reading Fire& Sword by Louise Turner. Because I didn’t know too much about Scottish history there were some parts of the story that were a little overwhelming. I thought it was interesting that the author alluded to many characters having the same first name, yes, this was also a little confusing. Overall, I really enjoyed the story. It picks up right away in the beginning. Although Thomas is the hero he is very real. He is a Knight in Shining Armor but with some issues and personality traits to work out. This made him seem more real and relatable. Although Thomas is the main character, Hugh Montgomery was the most fascinating to me. The author really developed him into a very complex, multi-dimensional and fascinating character. I highly enjoyed and recommend this fun adventure.