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High Kings And Vikings

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  65 ratings  ·  5 reviews

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

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Kindle Edition, 344 pages
Published November 24th 2011 by Hodder & Stoughton (first published 1998)
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Lisa
Dec 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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
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Pat
Dec 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the 4th Tranter chronologically, taking place at the turn of the first millennium. High kings are being unseated (by death) and Vikings are raiding. Following the characters on Google Maps enhances the reading experience.
Those who like Bernard Cornwell's Saxon series would enjoy this book. Uhtred even makes an appearance.
Dave Spence
Jul 11, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Having just bought a batch of Tranter books I was really looking forward to this. I decided to start with this one.

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
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Bill
Nov 03, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Scotland 900's. Good so far.
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