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By A Customer
This review is from: A Year and a Day (Hardcover)
This is a well-told story of Edward (I) Plantagenet's fight for, conquest of and loss of Scotland. It follows English lord Lynx de Warenne as he fights for his king and also befriends Robert Bruce, who is eventually crowned king of Scotland as Robert I. Lots of detail is provided about war campaigns, battles, treason and betrayal.
The story also includes a variety of passionate love scenes, including some that are playful, others that are just a bit crude, and still others that are loving and tender. I was extremely touched by the scenes in which Jane literally nurses her husband back to health after he is viciously attacked. I also enjoyed reading about Jane's special gift for communicating with animals and her brother's gift of second sight.
The story is humorous in spots, but it also contains quite graphic descriptions of the base deeds of many involved in the wars.