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J.R. Tomlin

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J. R. Tomlin is the author of four historical novels: Freedom's Sword, A Kingdom's Cost, Countenance of War, and Not for Glory. She has also coauthored several fantasies with C. R. Daems: Blood Duty, Talon of the Unnamed Goddess, The Shadow Ryana, and Women of Power.

She has close ties with Scotland since her father was a native Scot, and she spent substantial time in Edinburgh whilst growing up. Her historical novels are set in Scotland. Her love of the nation is traced from the stories of the Bruce and the Good Sir James her grandmother read to her when she was small, to hillwalking through the Cairngorms where the granite hills have a gorgeous red glow under the setting sun. Later, her writing was influenced by the work of authors such a

Templar's Cross will be out soon. It goes to my editor next week, so the snippet is not yet edited and takes up about when the last snippet ended.

On the way out of the tavern, Law sat down next to Cormac who had his harp in his lap tuning it. “Do me a favor?”
Cormac raised an eyebrow. “Aye, if I can.”
“Go to the blindman’s tavern and ask quietly if they’ve seen someone with hair so light it is al... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.87 · 1,689 ratings · 246 reviews · 18 distinct works · Similar authors
A Kingdom's Cost (The Dougl...
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 284 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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Freedom's Sword
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Talon of the Unnamed Goddess
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Countenance of War (The Dou...
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Scales Of Justice
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A King Ensnared
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Blood Duty
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Very good historical novel set in a period of Scottish history that is exciting yet receives little attention. I recommend taking a look. I may have more Scots in it that some people are comfortable with.
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"Thoroughly engaging. My husband is more of a historical novel reader than me, but I really enjoyed this book. Tomlin truly evokes sympathy for the plight of James Stewart. The reader easily becomes frustrated with the length of his imprisonment as..." Read more of this review »
" Haylie wrote: "Bjoern wrote: "Haylie wrote: "Artemas wrote: "Jon SNOW??"

I put him at the bottom because he's the bastard, i know he's not a stark but
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“It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom--for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself.   Declaration of Arbroath (1320)”
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