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Nigel Tranter

Posts: 198
Joined: January 2010
Location: Scotland

Post by princess » Thu June 3rd, 2010, 12:59 pm

"Lion Let Loose" (about James I of Scotland) was the first Tranter I read and I absolutely loved it :) I can say the same about "Kenneth" (MacAlpin) too. I agree with the others, considering Scotland's history with England (and vice versa), I don't think his books come across as overly nationalistic.
Currently reading: The Poisoned Pilgrim: A Hangman's Daughter Tale by Oliver Potzsch

Posts: 106
Joined: March 2011
Location: Ireland

Post by BrianPK » Thu March 10th, 2011, 12:01 am

I've read most of N. Tranters historical novels over the years and have enjoyed all of them.They are not all great but all are very interesting reads.Some are outstanding such as "The Master of Gray " trilogy which I finished a few weeks ago to quickly follow up with "The Wisest Fool" and currently am reading "Poetic Justice".Both of these stories tell of different characters who actually existed and were involved in various intrigues and dealings with King James I. Tranters portraits of Elizabeth I and James I are brilliant.It makes for fascinating reading. No day is complete for me without spending a few hours in N.Tranters world. Discovering him years ago when I first read the thrilling "Bruce" trilogy was the beginning of countless hours of enjoyment.
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