December 27 , 2009

Dacre's War


Praise for After Flodden ‘A swashbuckling tale in the best tradition of adventure fiction … charged with melancholy and menace’ – Times ‘A highly readable tale that beautifully evokes the chaos in the aftermath of the disastrous battle’ – Scottish Field ‘A well-crafted tale which drives forward with unremitting pace’ – Scotland on Sunday ‘Very good indeed, and hugely enjoyable’ – Allan Massie, Scotsman ‘A compelling story that weaves deftly amongst historical fact and fiction’ – We Love This Book ‘[A] beautiful and highly acclaimed debut novel’ – Observer ‘A fast-paced adventure story that will delight fans of the genre’ – The Lady ‘Goring has a fine story to tell, a keen sense of place, and the ability to evoke mood. It’s a compelling and gripping novel’ – Scotsman Dacre’s War is a story of personal and political vengeance. Ten years after the battle of Flodden, Adam Crozier, head of his clan and of an increasingly powerful alliance of Borderers, learns for sure that it was Lord Thomas Dacre – now the most powerful man in the north of England – who ordered his father’s murder. He determines to take his revenge. As a fighting man, Crozier would like nothing better than to bring Dacre down face to face but his wife Louise advises him that he must use more subtle methods. So he sets out to engineer Dacre’s downfall by turning the machinery of the English court against him. A vivid and fast-moving tale of political intrigue and heartache, Dacre’s War is set against the backdrop of the Scottish and English borders, a land where there is never any chance of peace.
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