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  • Hodder & Stoughton

Lord of the Isles

Nigel Tranter

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), War & combat fiction, Historical fiction

A chronicle of the heroic deeds of Somerled Norse Slayer: Captain of the Dragon Fleet, ruler of the Hebrides and the first Lord of the Isles in the 12th century.

By the power of his sword arm, his dragon fleet and his sheer personality, Somerled Norse Slayer carved an enduring name for himself in Scottish legend.
Inheriting his father's shattered thanedom in Argyll in the twelfth century, he enlarged it by courage, initiative, military shrewdness and diplomacy. For decades his navy held the balance of power in the northern seas, and it was he who cleared the Vikings out of the Hebrides.
Set against the romantically celebrated West Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland, the story of the conquests and courage of this hero king is a living tribute to a renowned legend.

'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday

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Praise for Lord of the Isles

  • He has an amazingly broad grip of Scottish history - Daily Telegraph

  • One of Scotland's most prolific and respected writers - The Times

  • An accomplished writer of compelling and unforgettable historical novels - She magazine

  • Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes - Scotland on Sunday

  • Tranter's popularity lies in his knack of making historical events immediate and exciting - Historical Novels Review

  • An informative, entertaining read - Daily Examiner

  • He treats history with respect - Financial Times

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Nigel Tranter

One of Scotland's best-loved authors, Nigel Tranter wrote over ninety novels on Scottish history. He died at the age of ninety on 9 January 2000.

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