Get paperback copies of both Flora Johnston’s What You Call Free and L. A. Kristiansen’s Raise Dragon for just £15 (plus P&P)! This offer is exclusive to this festive period, and makes the perfect Christmas gift for lovers of historical fiction!
Raise Dragon by L. A. Kristiansen
In the year of 1306, Scotland is in turmoil.
Robert the Bruce and the fighting Bishop Wishart’s plans for rebellion put the Scottish kingdom at risk, whilst the hostile kingdom of England seems more invincible than ever.
But Bishop Wishart has got a final card left to play: four brave Scottish knights set off in search of a mysterious ancient treasure that will bring Scotland to the centre of an international plot, changing both the kingdoms of Europe and the course of history once and for all.
In the first of eight novels, L.A. Kristiansen skilfully narrates an epic past filled with historical figures as you’ve never seen them before. Only History can reveal the fate of those whom the Dragon banner was Raised against.
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What You Call Free by Flora Johnston
What You Call Free is a historical tale of two courageous women who challenge our grasp of what it really means to be free.
Scotland, 1687. An unforgiving place for women who won’t conform.
Pregnant and betrayed, eighteen-year-old Jonet believes nothing could be worse than her weekly public humiliation in sackcloth. But soon she discovers that a far darker fate awaits her. Desperate to escape, she takes refuge among an outlawed group of religious dissidents. Here, Widow Helen offers friendship and understanding, but Helen’s own beliefs have already seen her imprisoned once. Can she escape the authorities a second time?
From the exposed Pentland hills to the narrow closes of Edinburgh, both Helen and Jonet eventually find that their fate is inextricably linked with that of fugitive preacher James Renwick. As the net closes over him, they too risk everything.
This extraordinary tale of love and loss, struggle and sacrifice, autonomy and entrapment, urges us to consider what it means to be free and who can be free – if freedom exists at all.
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