Wednesday, February 11, 2015

SPOTLIGHT: Blood Divide by John Sadler

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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.

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About the Author

03_John Sadler AuthorJohn 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.

Blood Divide: A Novel of Flodden Field Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, January 26
Review at Ageless Pages Reviews
Spotlight & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books
  Tuesday, January 27
Review at Flashlight Commentary
  Wednesday, January 28
Spotlight & Giveaway at Historical Fiction Connection
  Friday, January 30
Spotlight at Layered Pages
  Sunday, February 1
Spotlight & Giveaway at Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus More
  Monday, February 2
Review at Book Lovers Paradise
  Tuesday, February 3
Spotlight & Giveaway at Words and Peace
Thursday, February 5
Interview and Review at A Virtual Hobby Store and Coffee Haus
  Saturday, February 6
Review at Book Nerd
  Monday, February 9
Review at Just One More Chapter
  Tuesday, February 10
Review at Broken Teepee
Spotlight at Historical Fiction Obsession
  Wednesday, February 11
Review at Forever Ashley
Review at The Mad Reviewer
Spotlight at CelticLady's Reviews
  Thursday, February 12
Interview at Books and Benches
  Friday, February 13
Spotlight at Caroline Wilson Writes

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1 comment:

  1. I love Historical Fiction. And if anyone knows what he 's talking about it's John with his background. I read where he just came back from a four day your of Scottish Battlefields. That would have been exciting to be part of. Thanks for the post.
    Carol L
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