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The Fire in the Flint (Margaret Kerr #2)

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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
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Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages
Published 2004 by Arrow (first published December 4th 2003)
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Sydney
Oct 20, 2015 Sydney rated it really liked it
The Margaret Kerr series book two, The Fire in the Flint, by Candace Robb continues in this story of mystery, deceit, lies, half lies, secrets, and suspense. In this story, Margaret has been reunited with her husband, but is not sure if she trusts him in this time of war and tragedy. Taking place in 13th Century Scotland, this is a time where people pick sides during this time of war and turmoil, especially since all is not what it seems. I would recommend this novel to readers that enjoy myster ...more
Weaverannie
Dec 21, 2015 Weaverannie rated it liked it
Margaret Kerr is nu in haar oude woonplaats Perth. Ze heeft Edinburgh verlaten. Haar man Robert gaat met haar mee, maar ze vertrouwt hem niet. Evenmin als zijn 'bediende, die zich allesbehalve als een bediende gedraagt. Ze gaat ook nu weer spioneren, breekt sloten open en vindt allerlei dingen, die niet voor haar ogen bestemd zijn.
Haar vader duikt ook op in Perth, haar jongere broer, wil eigenlijk liever naar zijn oom, waar hij als secretaris op diens rederij wil gaan werken. Hij is in dienst bi
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Gail Davis
Jun 28, 2016 Gail Davis rated it liked it
The historical background of this book is very accurate as it should be with Ms Robb's credentials. She brought to life some of the struggle of the people of Scotland during the time of Robert the Bruce, Wallace Murray, John Balliol, and King Edward.

The pace of the book is sluggish. I don't think it covered very much time. I understand it is one of a set of books about this time period. Trying to come to terms with all the players in this fiction as well as the players of the time took some eff
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Clare O'Beara
Jul 06, 2015 Clare O'Beara rated it liked it
Shelves: historical, scottish
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
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Pat Austin
Jan 14, 2016 Pat Austin rated it liked it
I struggled to care about most of the characters in this book. It really didn't grab me and I thought it would as its set in my home town. I really didn't get much of a feel for life in Perth at that time. I did finish it but I'm not sure I will read the next one.
Abra
This novel is the second in the Scotland/Margaret Kerr series, but honestly, it's not nearly as good as the first. I'm not sure why. There's more detachment here, from the characters, than there is in Candace Robb's 15th century series centered on York, with Owen Archer and Lucy Wilton/Archer, the Apothecary. I am in the middle of the third and final novel now (A Cruel Courtship) and it is somewhat better. A little less detached. More interaction with actual historical figures like The Bruce, Jo ...more
Sumi
Apr 04, 2008 Sumi rated it did not like it
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.
Cassie
Feb 07, 2008 Cassie rated it it was amazing
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.
Susan
Dec 15, 2009 Susan rated it really liked it
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' ...more
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My novels are inspired by my study of the late Middle Ages in Northern Europe. My three mystery series feature medieval sleuths: the Kate Clifford mysteries debut in May 2016 with The Service of the Dead, set in York at the cusp of the 15th century with a strong, independent young widow forged on the warring northern marches. The Owen Archer mysteries are set in
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