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kindle Ù The Hammer of the Scots Ö Mass Market Paperback read ✓ Published in North America under the title Hammer of the ScotsThe news of Henry III's death reached his son Edward on the long road home from the Holy Land Now he was England's King and a man fit for his destinyThrough all the years of his reiE mighty Wallace raised the Scots in arms and the Welsh Llewellyn strove for power Edward stood firm to his resolve still knowing in his heart how much would be lost when his crown passed down to his dissolute son Had this in my audible account for so long thought I ought to read it Although I pretty much know about Edward Longshanks already it was interesting to read a novel about him written with a primary focus on his relations with his family It has been said that Edward loved his many daughters than he loved his only son by his first wife to survive into adulthood the future Edward II The writing was rather repetitive in places and those looking for a detailed account of the major events of Edward's reign might want to look elsewhere like a history book but generally good

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Rough all the years of his reign through stark personal tragedy and chill forebodings as his son grew into a weak corrupted prince Edward I strove to weld a nation united from England and Scotland and WalesWhen th To my mind this book is what you would get if you commissioned Hello or OK magazines to write a glossy account of history It's to realistic gritty and believable historical fiction what low fi American renaissance fairs are to historiography and accuracyThe dialogue is never happier than sounding like it was lifted straight from a Hallmark made for TV movie; pompous and melodramatic at a pretty transparent attempt at what some readers mistake for historically accurate language which is actually just a snooty thespian inventionAt the risk of sounding like an accidental chauvinist this feels like history as told by a clucking group of women gossiping rather than anything that particularly enthuses you with a ground level earthy believable realismIt's kind of like being stuck at a family event surrounded by numerous aunts sisters and female cousins all nattering away and finding the life being sucked out of you slowlyI can understand why this sort of historical fiction is popular as it is middle of the road inoffensive and has virtually no battle scenes or fights let alone blood guts or anything particularly stronger than a primetime BBC adventure seriesI suppose it does fill a particular niche in the historical fiction market ie female readers who don't necessarily want a book to be all about romance but I for one find this kind of bland storytelling to be repellent and nowhere near as addictive galvanizing or adrenalizing as any number of other historical fiction books I've readI will concede that the author is a very capable talented writer for her field it's purely that her style of attack leaves me bored and apatheticIf you want uneventful gossipy oestrogen soaked historical fiction with none of the intrigue of war or conflict feel free to rush out and get thisIf you want historical fiction with bite suspicion intrigue bloodshed or heart racing action look anywhere but here

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The Hammer of the ScotsPublished in North America under the title Hammer of the ScotsThe news of Henry III's death reached his son Edward on the long road home from the Holy Land Now he was England's King and a man fit for his destinyTh I could not finish this book the narrative is of an extreme bore and dispersive just focusing mainly on the feelings of the characters