High Kings And Vikings
As Christendom approached the first Millennium, conflict and war prevailed
throughout a troubled Scotland. The population remained under constant threat
from bloodthirsty Viking raids, and the High Kings of Scots came and went, their
brief reigns usually coming to a violent end.
In 995, young Cormac mac Farquhar, newly succeeding his father as Thane of
Glamis, was to find
This was a tumultuous time in Scotland with various ri, regional kings, vying to become High King even if it meant killing the incumbent and taking his throne. There were four high kings in the course of the book. Kenneth II who was murdered by Fenella nic Connacher, widow of the thane of Mearns and daughter of Cormac of Glamis's mormaor, Constantine III who was killed in a sneak attack by Kenneth, Mormaor of Atholl reputedly to have his nephew crowned high king but once Constantine is dead he ...more
Those who like Bernard Cornwell's Saxon series would enjoy this book. Uhtred even makes an appearance.
Have to say that this is a very poorly written book, lacking description, atmosphere and any good dialogue (most of it is along the lines of then he went to see him and he agreed it was a good idea).
The story is also poor. It is set just after Kenneth II has been murdered and follows a series of backstabbings of kings though to Malcolm the destroyer.
The story would have been much b ...more