Monday, January 26, 2015

Spotlight: Blood Divide by John Sadler

Please join author John Sadler as he tours the blogosphere with Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for Blood Divide: A Novel of Flodden Field from January 26-February 13.

Publication Date: January 27, 2015
Lion Fiction
Paperback; 352p
ISBN: 978-1782640899
Genre: Historical Fiction

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Gripping, visceral, and accessible historical fiction. The Battle of Flodden in September 1513 was one of the bloodiest battles ever fought on British soil, in which James IV, King of Scots, and virtually the whole of his nobility and gentry were annihilated in an afternoon along with 15,000 soldiers. Five centuries later, the slaughter still occupies a core position in the Scottish nationalist debate and in the pantheon of heroic failures. This novel puts you in the heart of the action; you’ll feel the sweat and the fear, the curtain of red mist.

The narrative covers April through September 1513, focusing around a handful of key characters: John Heron, Bastard of Ford, swaggering, violent, and disreputable, the black sheep of a good English family; Sir Thomas Howard, leader of the English forces and skilled strategist; Alexander, 3rd Lord Hume, leader of the Scots, bold but impetuous; Isabella Hoppringle, Abbess of Coldstream, hub of a web of influential women throughout the Scottish borders, a woman of significant influence and charisma.

Laced with dark humor and fascinating period detail, Blood Divide reminder readers that political intrigue and human folly are timeless.

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About the Author

03_John Sadler AuthorJohn Sadler is an experienced military historian, a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and the author of more than two dozen books. He is also a much traveled battlefield tour guide covering most major conflicts in the UK, Europe, and North Africa. For more information please visit John Sadler's website.


Blood Divide: A Novel of Flodden Field Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, January 26

Review at Ageless Pages Reviews
Spotlight & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books

Tuesday, January 27

Review at Flashlight Commentary

Wednesday, January 28

Spotlight & Giveaway at Historical Fiction Connection

Friday, January 30

Spotlight at Layered Pages

Sunday, February 1

Spotlight & Giveaway at Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus More

Monday, February 2

Review at Book Lovers Paradise

Tuesday, February 3

Spotlight & Giveaway at Words and Peace

Thursday, February 5

Interview and Review at A Virtual Hobby Store and Coffee Haus

Saturday, February 6

Review at Book Nerd

Monday, February 9

Review at Just One More Chapter

Tuesday, February 10

Review at Broken Teepee
Spotlight at Historical Fiction Obsession

Wednesday, February 11

Review at Forever Ashley Review at The Mad Reviewer
Spotlight at CelticLady's Reviews

Thursday, February 12

Interview at Books and Benches

Friday, February 13

Spotlight at Caroline Wilson Writes

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  1. I am on page 49. I love all the viewpoints combined to tell the story of how this legendary war came to be. I am looking forward to interviewing John Sadler later in the month.

  2. I am very excited to read Blood Divide. I am going to follow the tour. John is a new Author for me but not any longer.Thank you for this opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com


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