Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Crown in Heather by N. Gemini Sasson

                                  This is one book I highly recommend. I love medieval, it's one of my favourite genres to read. I am not a fan of first person, which this book is, but the writing was so good, so involving that I was soon, within the first three pages, absolutely hooked.

The story of Robert the Bruce, the English dominance and Scotland's struggles for Independence is told through the eyes of Robert the Bruce, Prince Edward of England and a Scottish lesser nobleman, James Douglas. When reading from each person's point of view you are taken into their world with such deft writing that is so well craft and absorbing that you forget the world around you, at least I did.

The Crown in Heather by N. Gemini Sasson is an outstanding read and the author should be widely praised for her portrayal of a turbulent time in Scotland's history. The detailed research is richly woven into a magnificent story that blends seamlessly between the facts as we know them and authoritative fiction.

Do yourself a favour and buy this book. It is a keeper for me on my Kindle and one I will also buy in paperback.

With the wonderful speed of Kindle I am buying the sequel, Worth Dying For. I believe there is a third book to be written.


Anita Davison said...

I agree wholeheartedly Anne. I had the privilege of critiquing this novel for Gemi, and can recommend 'Iseabeau' as being every bit as beautifully written and compelling. She's quite a find who is worth following.

Chudex's said...

Nice read, thanks for shared.

uRead-bookstore said...

The Crown in the Heather is historically accurate, a story beautifully told with rich prose and lovely descriptions throughout that bring life to medieval Scotland.
Readers will appreciate the battles so aptly described and the realistic interactions between Robert the Bruce, his wife Elizabeth de Burg and his enemy James Douglas.
It is a story of betrayal and faith, of ambition and a man's love for his country and his beautiful wife. One will particularly enjoy reading about Elizabeth de Burg
and the deep and abiding love that existed between them; a love so profound that Bruce would do anything to make her his wife.
One cannot say enough good things about how much you can enjoy this novel.
Came to know that Gemini is on the verge of releasing another novel, Isabeau, a novel about Queen Isabella and Sir Roger Mortimer. Definitely one that anybody will
purchase and keep for their bookshelves.

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