"chokipokilo" wrote:I've been looking at reading a novel/series in this setting, and it seems like Tranter pops up the most. Anyone read and can recommend Tranter or any other authors?
Oddly, this is an era that seems to have been neglected in historical fiction on the whole . . . until now. Five years ago, when my agent was shopping around my own trilogy on Robert the Bruce, it garnered the interest of a few editors and went as far as an acquisitions meeting at one major publisher. But at the time books about Henry VIII's wives were in demand and the fact that it was a series of books primarily about male
historical figures was a sticking point. Following some major rewrites this past year, I put the first book, The Crown in the Heather
, up on Amazon.com recently, in Kindle
. The second book, Worth Dying For
, should be available by Christmas. At any rate, I'm elated to see this renewed interest in the period. It's long overdue.
I generally avoid reading other HF that's closely related to my own areas of research and writing, so I haven't read much fiction on this. I did read The Great Scot
by Duncan Bruce, but sadly I don't think it even comes close to doing the Bruce justice. There may be other books set in the time period, but surprisingly few that actually focus on the main players in events.
I do maintain a Listmania of 'Best non-fiction about Robert the Bruce
' at Amazon.com. I've selected books that are readable, not academic and dry. By far, the one I most highly recommend is Robert McNair Scott's Robert the Bruce, King of Scots