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The Fire in the Flint (Margaret Kerr #2)

3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  81 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Edinburgh, 1297. Margaret Kerr, fiercely loyal to the deposed king John Balliol, has come in search of her absent husband Roger - a man in the service of Balliol's enemy Robert the Bruce. But terrifying raids and a brutal murder bring the wrath of the English to Margaret's door.

Roger's sudden disappearance enables Margaret to escape from the city, but she soon suspects tha
Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages
Published 2004 by Arrow (first published 2003)
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Clare O'Beara
This is a work of historical fiction set in Edinburgh and Perth. If I had read the first in the series I might have formed a connection to the characters which would have held me through the book; however I never really got to care about them. I have loved the Owen Archer books, The Apothecary Rose particularly. But this is quite different and less engaging.

I do admire the historical research which went into recreating this place and period; King Edward, Longshanks as he's known, is waging war i
Technically it's not medieval England, it's medieval Scotland, but I'm not creating a shelf for just one book.

I didn't like the book. I thought I would because I do like the author's Owen Archer mysteries, but I just couldn't like the characters in this series.
Feb 07, 2008 Cassie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Historical Fiction Lovers
Loved this book, wish it was available in the states. It's the sequel to "A Trust Betrayed" and was just as intriguing.
Dec 15, 2009 Susan rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: any one who loves historical mysteries
Recommended to Susan by: Found on Amazons list
As good as the first so far, a very good sequel to `A Trust Betrayed'
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My novels are inspired by my study of the late Middle Ages in Northern Europe. I write crime novels under my own name, and historical novels about women in King Edward III's court under the pen name Emma Campion. I live in the beautiful Pacific NW, but frequently spend stretches of time in England, Scotland and Wales doing research and exploring. I have two ongoi
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Margaret Kerr (3 books)
  • A Trust Betrayed (Margaret Kerr, #1)
  • A Cruel Courtship (Margaret Kerr, # 3)
The Apothecary Rose (Owen Archer, #1) A Gift of Sanctuary (Owen Archer, #6) The Lady Chapel (Owen Archer, #2) The King's Bishop (Owen Archer, #4) The Riddle of St. Leonard's (Owen Archer, #5)

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