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Lord of the Isles

Lord of the Isles

By the power of his sword arm, his dragon fleet and his sheer
personality, Somerled Norse Slayer carved an enduring name for himself
in Scottish legend.

Inheriting his father’s shattered thanedom in Argyll in the twelfth
century, he enlarged it by courage, initiative, military shrewdness and
diplomacy. For decades his navy held the balance of power in the
northern seas, and it was he who cleared the Vikings out of the
Hebrides.

Set against the romantically celebrated West Highlands and Western Isles
of Scotland, the story of the conquests and courage of this hero king is
a living tribute to a renowned legend.

A thrilling story of the Scottish Isles in the 12th century by Nigel
Tranter, master of Scottish historical fiction.By the power of his sword arm, his dragon fleet and his sheer
personality, Somerled Norse Slayer carved an enduring name for himself
in Scottish legend.

Inheriting his father’s shattered thanedom in Argyll in the twelfth
century, he enlarged it by courage, initiative, military shrewdness and
diplomacy. For decades his navy held the balance of power in the
northern seas, and it was he who cleared the Vikings out of the
Hebrides.

Set against the romantically celebrated West Highlands and Western Isles
of Scotland, the story of the conquests and courage of this hero king is
a living tribute to a renowned legend.

A thrilling story of the Scottish Isles in the 12th century by Nigel
Tranter, master of Scottish historical fiction.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Adventure / War & Combat Fiction

On Sale: 20th December 2012

Price: £5.99

ISBN-13: 9781444766981

Reviews

He has an amazingly broad grip of Scottish history
<i>Daily Telegraph</i>
One of Scotland's most prolific and respected writers
<i>The Times</i>
An accomplished writer of compelling and unforgettable historical novels
<i>She</i> magazine
Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes
<i>Scotland on Sunday</i>
Tranter's popularity lies in his knack of making historical events immediate and exciting
<i>Historical Novels Review</i>
An informative, entertaining read
<i>Daily Examiner</i>
He treats history with respect
<i>Financial Times</i>