I couldn’t give this beautiful book less than five stars! It is kings, queens, mystery and passion on an epic scale – all my favourite things. And to top it all off, young Marjorie, becomes one of the most powerful warriors in all of Scotland. I enjoyed following her journey and expect this series is going to be a very big thing.
Miss Emmerson Brand is one talented young lady and I’m thrilled to be sharing this young Australian author’s debut novel with you all.
Marjorie Bruce, newly-crowned Princess of Scotland and daughter of feared Scottish warrior King Robert the Bruce, is about to witness the English invasion into Scottish territory.
After she and her stepmother are ambushed by the English military leader, Aymer de Valence, and taken to back to England, it is up to one of the King’s men, Archibald Douglas, to return Marjorie to her father without harm. With the help of friends along the way, Marjorie is trained to become the finest warrior Scotland has ever seen.
Along the way, she learns secrets about her father’s legitimacy to the crown. Marjorie is about to find out what it means to be Scottish, and how important she is to the survival of the Scottish crown. But first, she will need to survive the war, and that will take all the courage and soldiers she can get.
Spirit of Fire is the first book in Emmerson Brand’s historical fiction series, set in medieval Scotland during the Wars of Independence.
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