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Author: David Drake
ISBN: 0765354764
Language: English
Category: Fantasy
Publisher: Tor Fantasy (February 7, 2006)
Rating: 4.9
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David Drake made his name in genre fiction with the Hammer's Slammers series of military science fiction about . Unlike most modern fantasy, David Drake's Lord of the Isles is an epic with the texture of the legends of yore, with rousing action and characters to cheer for. ―Terry Goodkind.

David Drake made his name in genre fiction with the Hammer's Slammers series of military science fiction about tough future mercenaries, launched in 1979. A versatile writer, he's also published well-received fantasies. Lord of the Isles opens a massive new saga of clashing swords and spells in an archipelago world. One thousand years beforehand, potent sorcery won a war only for it to backlash and sink the winning island. True brilliance is as rare as a perfect diamond or a supernova.

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Lord of the Isles (Volume 1). David Drake. Mass Market Paperbound. BOOK I 1 When she looked at the game board in the first light of dawn, she saw that a new piece had been added. Praise for Lord of the Isles. -Terry Goodkind. Lord of the Isles is truly brilliant.

A series of books by author David Drake. In 1997, Drake began his largest fantasy series, Lord of the Isles, using elements of Sumerian religion and medieval era technology. The series consists of nine books broken into two distinct parts, the Lord of the Isles consisting of the first six books, and a final trilogy dubbed the Crown of the Isles. Lord of the Isles (1997, ISBN 0-312-85396-3). Queen of Demons (1998, ISBN 0-312-86468-X). Servant of the Dragon (1999, ISBN 0-312-86469-8).

Lord of the Isles book. People would ask Hey RJ, what’s that book about? and I was never Lord of the Isles by David Drake By RJ Jenson

Lord of the Isles book. People would ask Hey RJ, what’s that book about? and I was never Lord of the Isles by David Drake By RJ Jenson. It didn’t work, and I was stuck with a book that I was only sort of interested in.

Far back at the rear of the flock Cashel called, Come along, Ginger, you’ve eaten all you’ll be able to digest. Tsk tsk tsk! rning, mistress. She sounded friendly; she always did when speaking to Ilna. In Ilna’s heart she felt as if Liane was secretly mocking her for being less beautiful, less wealthy, and less well educated; but Ilna also knew that others didn’t read the sneer beneath the smile. She’d look a fool if she reacted openly to it. Yes, he is, isn’t he?.

The Lord of the Isles (Scottish Gaelic: Triath nan Eilean or Rìgh Innse Gall) is a title of Scottish nobility with historical roots that go back beyond the Kingdom of Scotland. It emerged from a series of hybrid Viking/Gaelic rulers of the west coast and islands of Scotland in the Middle Ages, who wielded sea-power with fleets of galleys (birlinns).

Lord of the Isles, Том 1. Tom Doherty Associates, 7 февр. Overall, Lord of the Isles was a fun read. The characters are all pretty likable and the world they live in is a bit different than your normal fantasy fare. However, the way the story goes the. With Lord of the Isles, David Drake returns to fantasy with a towering and complex epic of heroic adventure in an extraordinary and colorful world where the elemental forces that empower magic are rising to a thousand-year peak. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus.

NEW ENTRY IN DAVID DRAKE'S LANDMARK RCN SERIES ADVENTURES BEYOND THE EDGE OF THE KNOWN UNIVERSE The truce between Cinnabar and the Alliance is holding, and the Republic of Cinnabar Navy is able to explore regions of the galaxy without the explorers being.

NEW ENTRY IN DAVID DRAKE'S LANDMARK RCN SERIES ADVENTURES BEYOND THE EDGE OF THE KNOWN UNIVERSE The truce between Cinnabar and the Alliance is holding, and the Republic of Cinnabar Navy is able to explore regions of the galaxy without the explorers being swept up in great power conflict. The Far Traveller is probing sponge space to open routes for Cinnabar traders-and for RCN warships if war breaks out again.

In the Lord of the Isles, Drake returns to fantasy with an adventure set in an extraordinary world where the elemental forces that empower magic are rising to a thousand-year peak. Into this world, survivors from the last magical peak intrude: Tenoctris, a quiet and scholarly sorceress swept out of the past at the moment of final catastrophe as her civilization sank beneath the sea; the ghost of the greatest ruler, King Carus of the Isles; and the great magician known only as The Hooded One, who actually caused that ancient catastrophe. In the days following an unusually severe storm in a tiny seaport town, life is disrupted. First, young Garric rescues the castaway Tenoctris; then, amazingly, a huge galley lands, bearing a court envoy searching for the lost heir to a dukedom - and finding her in Sharina, Garric's sister. Immediately after the galley departs with Sharina to seek out her destiny, another party arrives by coach, led by a merchant sorcerer eager to hire Garric. He sets out with this party, accompanied by Tenoctris and by the shepherd Cashel and his sister, Ilna, both of whom are discovered to have some magical power. Garric and Sharina, Cashel and Ilna, all travel toward romance, danger, and astonishing magic that will transform them and their world.
Comments (7)
Budar
The Lord of the Isles is a good ol' Tranter tale. We see the Scottish Isles through the eyes of Somerled hammer of the Vikings and first true lord of the Isles. The book starts with Somerled, part Viking and part Scot using Irish mercenaries from his Father-in-Law and his Long ships to slowly reclaim his father's Thanedom of Argyll. After accomplishing this and taking a few more Islands, Somerled's father dies and he becomes Thane of Argyll. Then after becoming involved with the Isle of Man and marrying the King of Man's daughter Ragnhilde, he takes back most of the remaining Isles from the Vikings and declares himself King of Argyll and the Isles. Since his power rises he comes to the notice of David I, King of Scots. He meets David and befriends him. Seeing himself as equals but declaring fealty to David I out of respect, Somerled settles down to rule his northern Kingdom. By his new wife he father's sons who become the founders of the MacDougall, MacDonald and MacRauri clans. But unrest with rebellion against David's rule and the rise of the MacEth claimants to the throne tests his loyalty to the King of Scots. After the death of his friend David I and meeting Malcolm, the Maiden, grandson and heir to the throne Somerled chooses to support the rebellion work to put Scotland back on track. This leads to his treacherous murder at the height of his power. Lord of the Isles is a great view of who and what Somerled may have been. He is the ancestor of future great clans, the Stewart royal dynasty and impacts Scottish history as few have. Nigel Tranter has written a wonderful tale.
Swift Summer
Couple of caveats first: I am of Scots decent, primarily from the Western Isles and a member of Clan Donald, and I visited the area last year. So, I had a keen interest in the subject. I am also a big fan of Nigel Tranter and really enjoyed the Wallace and Bruce books he wrote. Lastly, I really enjoy military-centric historical fiction.

I found this to be an enjoyable read even though I knew how it ended. Unlike the Wallace and Bruce books, only Somerled, the protagonist, gets any real character development. So, it is really about him with some role players in support.

So, if you are a fan of Celtic Scotland, are interested in the Norse influence on Scotland and enjoy sea-faring and military adventure you should enjoy this. If you are looking for strong female characters (although Ragnhilde is one of Tranter's strongest female characters I have encountered), a balanced account of Norman / Celtic Scotland or intense character / relationship studies this book is not for you. The Wallace and Bruce books are much better (and they should be read in that order as you get two very different views of the same events which I found really interesting.)
Era
This book was a fun journey into what it might have been like to be one of Somerled's crew - fighting to restore order to 12th century Scotland - warding off Norse Raiders as well as English lords. I enjoyed it and I think it's a good semi-non-fiction work.

However, I was disappointed that there wasn't any emotional or psychological depth to the story. We never learn what motivates Somerled, or what he thinks about or why he's giving his life to his cause. Sure, we can assume and guess, but it would have added a lot to the story to have journeyed inside his heart and mind in addition to his ships.

I'm still glad I read it, though.
Beazezius
I kept hearing "descended from the great Somerled" and wondered who he was. This book answered that question in very engaging style. Having just watched the Brother Cadfael series, I was very interested when Tranter brought in the other leading players of the time: King David of Scotland, Empress Maud, and King Stephen of England. It helps to have the broader context of the time period. Sadly, the tale came to a rather abrupt tragic end.
Ucantia
I could read this guy FOREVER. He's historically correct and yet fleshes these historical families out brilliantly. If you love All things Celtic, you need to read this guy.
Deodorant for your language
Never heard of Tranter, or of Somerled. Excellent book, a little too long for my taste, but never boring. This is historical fiction at its best. I cannot wait to read the other eighty books this man wrote.
Kieel
I have to admit personal bias as I am a descendent of Somerled through my mother. However, Tranter provides another excellent tale of Scottish history in this view of the beginning of a principality that would be an independent nation for 700 years before merging with Scotland as the islands of the Hebrides and the Western Highlands.
All of his books are full of lots of adventure. I really like them. I also like his character development. They seem like real people.