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by Nigel Tranter

eBook The End of the Line download ISBN: 0340739282
Author: Nigel Tranter
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (June 1, 2001)
Language: English
Pages: 380
ePub: 1854 kb
Fb2: 1989 kb
Rating: 4.5
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

Hachette UK, 10 нояб. With the new king ailing and weak, his unscrupulous younger brother, the Earl of Fife, seized his chance to become Regent and Governer of the realm.

Hachette UK, 10 нояб. Sent to London to appease the English king, George the Cospatrick, 10th Earl of Dunbar and March, struck up a lasting friendship with Richard II's cousin, Henry of Bolingbroke, who was to become King Henry IV of England.

For other books by Nigel Tranter, see here. 1 The Wars of Independence (1286–1329). 1402–1411 – following directly from Folly of Princes and ending with the Battle of Harlaw. The End of the Line (2000). 1399-1437 George de Dunbar, 11th Earl of Dunbar & March. The Jameses (1406–1542).

Tranter overlapped his novels so that the reader gets to see things from different family's perspectives. Tranter 's books are so full of information about the times and politics of the day. He could have skipped the love stories. Joan of Arc is mentioned in this book. Thomas rated it it was amazing Dec 16, 2014. William Shep rated it really liked it Jan 28, 2009. Jean rated it it was amazing Jul 04, 2010. Julia rated it really liked it Jun 18, 2018.

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With Robert III ailing and weak, his brother siezed his chance to become Regent

With Robert III ailing and weak, his brother siezed his chance to become Regent.

Authors : Tranter, Nigel. Product Category : Books. Title : The End of the Line.

The Scottish author Nigel Tranter wrote many novels based on actual historical events and characters. For other books by Nigel Tranter, see here. This page includes those of his historical novels set in Scotland in the period 1286–1603. This begins with the death of Alexander III, which precipitated the Contest for the Crown and the Wars of Scottish Independence. The period closes with the Union of the Crowns in 1603, when James VI of Scotland acceded the English throne.

Nigel Tranter has written many historical novels. At the end of the day, I felt that I finally understood the man, William Wallace, but more importantly, that my understanding of 13th Century Scottish history had grown immeasurably. 8 people found this helpful.

With Robert III ailing and weak, his brother siezed his chance to become Regent. George the Cospatrick was sent to London for help from Henry IV in order to avert civil war. In due course, Cospatrick's son was destined to pay the price of his father's links with the Plantagenets.
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Not one of Tranter's finest novels. Out of all his books the newer ones seem to not live up to the Wallace and the Bruce Trilogy. The End of the Line is the Fourth book about the Cospatricks or Earls of Dunbar and March. The main character is George, Master of Dunbar and comes of age aiding his father and ultimately becomes the Cospatrick, 11th Earl of Dunbar and March. He lives thru 5 Kings, David II, Robert II, Robert III, James I and finally James II. The book reads as a history and is very short on the 1st person dialogue that I feel is part of the magic of Tranter books. We get to live life and breathe Scotland through his characters. End of the Line is more of an overview and tries to cover too much I feel. It starts out very slow, picks up some steam about three quarters of the way through when we see George take on the Regent, Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany but then the story goes flat and ends with a bit of a whimper. I feel the Cospatricks need more of an exit from the historical stage after reading the other 3 books, Sword of State, Envoy Extraordinaire, and Courting Favour. A must for the series collectors but requires some dedication to close this chapter on Tranter's view of history.
In comparison with some of his other books (especially the Brice trilogy) the characterisation is weak and story reads more like a history of the period rather than a novel set it in it. I found myself skimming rather than reading it. It had a few fairly standard romance scenes and other set pieces, but nothing to really grip the reader in the way that the Bruce and Wallace books had. For a Tranter fan its worth getting as a book to complete the series, but if you don't know tranter, I would suggest reading the Wallace, Bruce and Douglas books first (these are all great historical novels).