This is a wonderful period epic, firmly based within historical facts; the author obviously, meticulously researching everything from the uniforms, to the customs of the day, to the weapons and mode of warfare, all the way to the agricultural methods employed by tenant farmers during one of the most awful periods in Scotland’s past. It’s an education about the Georgian period set on an international stage. It’s brathtaking scenes and graphic descriptions make you live this book, rather than just read it. The characters are numerous, but all highly detailed and human. If you love a good literary adventure then you will really enjoy this epic novel.
by James Dickaty