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By Sword and Storm By Margaret Skea

By Sword and Storm
by Margaret Skea

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1598. The French Wars of Religion are drawing to an end as the Munros begin a new life in Picardie despite their lingering nostalgia for the friendship of the Montgomeries. Called to court they find religious tensions remain high, and Paris holds dangers as well as delights. For the Munros and Montgomeries alike, these are troubled times...
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By Sword and Storm by Margaret Skea

Eagerly-awaited third volume in the Munro saga. 1598. The French Wars of Religion are drawing to an end, the Edict of Nantes establishing religious freedom in all but Paris.1598. The exiled Adam and Kate Munro are looking forward to a new life free from past troubles, despite their lingering nostalgia for Scotland and the friendship of the Montgomeries. But when the family are called to court they find that religious tensions remain high, and Paris holds dangers as well as delights. For the Munros and Montgomeries alike, these are troubled times... A tumultuous tale of pride and folly, loyalty and betrayal, political manouvreings at both the French and Scottish courts, treachery and peril, and ultimately justice; set against the backdrop of the closing years of the 16th century and the continuing antagonism between the Cunninghames and Montgomeries which has plagued Scotland for more than 100 years.

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By Sword and Storm Reviews


'In Sword and Storm Skea threads two interconnected storyines into a fast-paced novel which paints a realistic and highly believable picture of life at the highest levels of society in both the Scottish and French courts. There are colourful characters, opulent settings and clashes of personality aplenty. There are thoughtful and level-headed characters, as well as those wholet their tempers get the better of them. There are relationships which work and those that are destined to fail. The result is a hugely satisfying read which leaves this reader in particular hoping there will be another book in this excellent series.' Undiscovered Scotland.

About Margaret Skea


Margaret Skea grew up in Ulster at the height of the 'Troubles', but now lives with her husband in the Scottish Borders. Awarded the Beryl Bainbridge Award for Best First Time Author 2014 and Historical Fiction Winner in the Harper Collins / Alan Titchmarsh People's Novelist Competition for her debut novel Turn of the Tide, the sequel A House Divided was longlisted for the Historical Novel Society New Novel Award 2016. This third book in the series, By Sword and Storm, is due for publication in print in September. She is passionate about well-researched, authentic historical fiction and providing a 'you are there' experience for the reader. An Hawthornden Fellow and award winning short story writer - recent wins include, Neil Gunn, Chrysalis Prize, and Winchester Short Story Prize. Placings and listings include Rubery Short Story, Historical Novel Society Short Story, Mslexia, Fish - Short Story and One Page Prize and the Matthew Pritchard Award. She has been published in a range of magazines and anthologies in Britain and the USA.

Table of Contents


Character List Part One Part Two Part Three Historical note Glossary

Additional information

GOR009692000
By Sword and Storm by Margaret Skea
Margaret Skea
Munro Scottish Saga
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Sanderling Books
2018-07-31
528
0993333184
9780993333187
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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