Scotland the Brave has some great elements for Highlander fans: Richie is smarter than usual, Duncan is afraid to compete at a Highland games & lose to an accountant, and the flashbacks are verrrry well done. However, I hate this kind of antagonist in the Highlander universe. Her Cheysuli books, her Sword books, her historical fiction is *excellent.*
STB is the second Highlander novel I have read so far and it is brilliant. I am a huge fan of the series and was very dissappointed to hear that there will be no more. Reading about Duncan and his past in Scotland was great, also the characters of Joe and Richie were both brilliantly put to words they completely matched the ones on screen.
A rich, nostalgic, delving into Duncan Macleod's character. He is "Duncan Macleod of the Clan Macleod", but how much of that has become just words? The author perfectly captures the show's characters and the relationships between them. The writing is excellent. I've lost count of how many times I've reread this book.
I really enjoyed this book. It places Duncan within the historical context of Scotland, something rarely done. Ms.Roberson has done her research on the complicated period of Jacobite history well BUT, The King James in question was the SEVENTH of Scotland and Second of England - sorry, but it niggled - James II of Scotland got blown up by his own cannon in the 15th century. I'd like to see more of Duncan's adventures in his native land, perhaps in the present day as well.
SCOTLAND THE BRAVE WAS THE BOOK FROM THE HIGHLANDER SERIES I READ AND I ENJOYED IT. BEING A FAN OF THE MOVIES AND SERIES I ENJOYED THIS INCARNATION OF DUNCAN MACLEOD. IT WAS GREAT STORY OF RETRIBUTION AND REVENGE. IT WAS FUN TO VISUALIZE THE ACTION THROUGH THE AUTHORS WORDS. A HIGHLANDER FAN MUST.