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By Sword and Storm (The Munro Scottish Saga Book 3)


The eagerly awaited conclusion to the acclaimed Munro Scottish Saga trilogy

'…fast-paced … a hugely satisfying read.'Undiscovered Scotland.

1598. The French Wars of Religion are drawing to an end, the Edict of Nantes establishing religious freedom in all but Paris.

For the exiled Adam and Kate Munro, the child Kate carries symbolizes a new life free from past troubles, despite their lingering nostalgia for Scotland and the friendship of the Montgomeries.

When Adam foils an attempt on the French king's life the whole family are called to court. But religious tensions remain high, and Paris holds dangers as well as delights.

For the Munros and Montgomeries alike, these are troubled times…

Praise for Margaret Skea - Beryl Bainbridge Best First Time Novelist 2014

'More down-in-the-dirt than Diana Gabaldon and just as meticulously researched as Philippa Gregory. It's touching, fierce and surprising, with a sprinkling of humour.'The Bookbag

'A rollicking good read … Skea is definitely a name to watch out for.'Scottish Field Magazine

'The quality of the writing and the research is outstanding.'Jeffrey Archer

'The sheer villainy of some characters will take your breath away.'Historical Novels Review

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Margaret Skea

Margaret Skea is an award-winning writer of both novels and short stories. Short story credits include Neil Gunn, Mslexia, Winchester, Rubery and the Historical Novel Society. She grew up in Northern Ireland during the ‘Troubles’, so is no stranger to conflict. Her passion is for authentic, atmospheric historical fiction.

Her first novel, Turn of the Tide won her the Beryl Bainbridge Award for Best 1st Time Novelist 2014, and the sequel A House Divided was longlisted for the Historical Novel Society New Novel Award 2016. The third in the trilogy, following the fortunes of a fictional family trapped in the long-running and bloody feud between the Cunninghames and Montgomeries, known as the Ayrshire Vendetta, By Sword and Storm, was released in July 2018. The problems and pressures posed by tribalism, and diverse loyalties have many resonances in our modern world. Her fictionalized biography of Katharina von Bora, wife of the reformer Martin Luther, was placed 2nd in the Historical Novel Society New Novel Award 2018.

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