Friday, June 10, 2016

Dacre's War by Rosemary Goring


Once again Rosemary Goring dazzles the reader with her vivid and intense writing, her fast paced plotting and her characters which leap from the page. I simply couldn't put it down. ‘Dacre's War’ continues the story of border chieftan Adam Crozier and his courageous wife Louise, begun in ‘After Flodden’. Once again Rosemary Goring dazzles the reader with her vivid and intense writing, her fast paced plotting and her characters which leap from the page. I simply couldn't put it down. It is now ten years later and Adam leads an alliance of Scottish border clans while Lord Dacre is now the most powerful man in the North of England. When Adam learns for certain that Lord Dacre organised his father's murder he is determined to bring him down. The action moves swiftly and the story is related from multiple viewpoints; Adam, Louise, Dacre and his daughter Joan, which adds to the intensity. Rosemary Goring is an incredible writer and I cannot recommend her highly enough, if you are a fan of historical fiction especially Diana Gabaldon's Outlander novels; then this book is for you. While ‘Dacre's War’ could be read as a stand alone novel I would recommend reading ‘After Flodden’ first if only so that you can learn more about this amazing cast of characters.

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