The Last Blast of the Trumpet (John Knox, #3)

The Last Blast of the Trumpet (John Knox, #3)

by Marie Macpherson

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16th Century.
Conflict, Chaos and Corruption in Reformation Scotland He wants to reform Scotland, but his enemies will stop at nothing to prevent him. Scotland 1559: Fiery reformer John Knox returns to a Scotland on the brink of civil war. Victorious, he feels confident of his place leading the reform until the charismatic young widow, Mary Queen of Scots returns to claim her throne. She challenges his position and initiates a ferocious battle of wills as they strive to win the hearts and minds of the Scots. But the treachery and jealousy that surrounds them both as they make critical choices in their public and private lives has dangerous consequence that neither of them can imagine. In this final installment of the trilogy of the fiery reformer John Knox, Macpherson tells the story of a man and a queen at one of the most critical phases of Scottish history. 'Macpherson has done for Knox what Hilary Mantel did for Cromwell.' Scottish Field 'This richly realized portrait of a complex man in extraordinary times is historical fiction at its finest.'  Linda Porter, author of Crown of Thistles; Katherine the Queen, Royal Renegades; Mistresses: Sex and Scandal at the Court of Charles II 'Marie Macpherson has once again given us a cavalcade of flesh and blood characters living the early days of the Scottish Reformation in a complex tale told with economy and wit.' S.G. MacLean author of The Seeker Series and Alexander Seaton mysteries

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BN ID: 2940164536688
Publisher: Penmore Press
Publication date: 08/25/2020
Series: John Knox
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Hailing from the historic town of Musselburgh, six miles from Edinburgh, Scottish writer Marie Macpherson was brought up on the site of the Battle of Pinkie and within sight of Fa’side Castle where tales and legends from the past haunted her imagination. Inspired by the film Dr. Zhivago to read the works of the Russian literary giants in the original, she left the Honest Toun to study Russian at Strathclyde University. She spent a year in the former Soviet Union to research her PhD thesis on the 19th century Russian writer Mikhail Lermontov, said to be descended from the poet and seer, Thomas the Rhymer. Though travelled widely, teaching languages and literature from Madrid to Moscow, she has never lost her enthusiasm for the rich history and culture of her native Scotland. Having taken early retirement, she has found her niche in writing historical fiction which combines her academic’s love of research with a passion for storytelling. Her inspiration comes not only from historical records and documents but also from the landscape of the Scottish lowlands where she attempts to conjure up what life was like for the inhabitants of those now ruined castles and deserted abbeys. Exploring the personal relationships and often hidden motivations of historical characters drive her curiosity.The Knox Trilogy is a fictional biography of the fiery reformer, John Knox, set during the  16 th Century Scottish Reformation Prizes and awards include the Martha Hamilton Prize for Creative Writing from Edinburgh University and Writer of the Year 2011 awarded by Tyne & Esk Writers.She is a member of the Historical Writers' Association (HWA), the Historical Novel Society (HNS) and the Society of Authors (SoA)

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