January 28, 2015

Spotlight on John Sadler's Blood Divide {Giveaway}

Publication Date: January 27, 2015
Lion Fiction
Paperback; 352p
ISBN: 978-1782640899
Genre: Historical Fiction

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Gripping, visceral, and accessible historical fiction.

The Battle of Flodden in September 1513 was one of the bloodiest battles ever fought on British soil, in which James IV, King of Scots, and virtually the whole of his nobility and gentry were annihilated in an afternoon along with 15,000 soldiers. Five centuries later, the slaughter still occupies a core position in the Scottish nationalist debate and in the pantheon of heroic failures. This novel puts you in the heart of the action; you’ll feel the sweat and the fear, the curtain of red mist.

The narrative covers April through September 1513, focusing around a handful of key characters: John Heron, Bastard of Ford, swaggering, violent, and disreputable, the black sheep of a good English family; Sir Thomas Howard, leader of the English forces and skilled strategist; Alexander, 3rd Lord Hume, leader of the Scots, bold but impetuous; Isabella Hoppringle, Abbess of Coldstream, hub of a web of influential women throughout the Scottish borders, a woman of significant influence and charisma.

Laced with dark humor and fascinating period detail, Blood Divide reminder readers that political intrigue and human folly are timeless.

About the Author
John Sadler is an experienced military historian, a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and the author of more than two dozen books. He is also a much traveled battlefield tour guide covering most major conflicts in the UK, Europe, and North Africa.

For more information please visit John Sadler’s website.

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  1. I am dying to read this book more and more every time I see it on the blog tour - thank you so much for the giveaway!

  2. would love to read this book!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!!

  3. Like another comment said - the more I read about this novel, the more I want to read it myself. Love English/Scottish historical fiction. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. I am really looking forward to reading Blood Divide. The Battle of Flodden was alway portrayed as a total devastation. Thanks for the chance to win this book.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  6. Being of Scots descent I'm always interested in the history of Scotland. I'd be very pleased if I won this book. Thanks. carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

  7. "the curtain of red mist"...that's disturbing imagery. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Thanks for this fascinating historical giveaway and great feature. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  9. This is a time period and a style with which I don't have a lot of experience yet in my historical fiction reading. I look forward especially to the dark humor you mention! Cheers and thanks for this feature & chance to win, Kara S

  10. I wonder what Margaret Tudor really thought, when her brother's forces killed her husband, James IV?This should be an exciting book. Thank you for the giveaway.


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