The Spider and the Stone

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As the 14th century dawns, the brutal Edward Longshanks of England schemes to steal Scotland. But a frail, dark-skinned boy named James Douglas defies three Plantagenet kings and champions the cause of his wavering friend, Robert the Bruce, to lead the armies to the bloody field of Bannockburn. A thrilling saga of star-crossed love and heroic sacrifice during the Scottish Wars of Independence. More

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Words: 178,590
Language: English
ISBN: 9780981648415
About Glen Craney

Glen Craney is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, journalist, and lawyer. The Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences awarded him the Nicholl Fellowship for best new screenwriting. His debut novel, The Fire and the Light, was named Best New Fiction by the National Indie Excellence Awards and an Honorable Mention winner by Foreword Magazine for its Book of the Year in historical fiction. He lives in southern California.

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Review by: Tabby on May 07, 2014 :
A well-researched, historical adventure work set during medieval Scotland and focusing on James Douglas. The author blends primary sources, legendary historical figures, and believable speculation into a very detailed and well-written epic. The book incorporates the military history of the Scottish quest for independence, some Templar lore, and a Shakespearean love story. This is historical fiction at its best. If you like Conn Iggulden, you will love this novel.

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