On this day in 1314, Robert the Bruce prepared to face King Edward II on Bannockburn to free Stirling Castle from the English army and gain Scotland's independence. From the Battle of Bannockburn (link),
Over the two days of battle, 23-24 June, Edward’s army was repeatedly thwarted by the Scots stubborn resistance before finally finding themselves trapped by the surrounding terrain with no room to manoeuvre their huge force.
The result was an unprecedented rout of King Edward’s army.
Located near the historic city of Stirling, the battleground still evokes the landscape that would have been seen by medieval soldiers in 1314 when the area was a royal hunting park.
Sigh. Alba. Almost five hundred years later, a time traveler arrives in Scotland in Laura Hunsaker's HIGHLAND ECLIPSE:
Highland Eclipse is a short story set in the Magic of the Highlands world as the beginning to a new series about the Time Ops Eclipse Agents.
A member of an elite Time Ops team called the Eclipse Agents, Declan Wallace’s job is to jump through time. He maintains order in the timeline, he hunts down those who would time jump for their own purposes. But sometime Fate intervenes.
After a lifetime of living with illness, Lady Fiona McClure is proving to herself that she is finally healthy in an attempt to swim across the loch. If she makes it, maybe then her overprotective father won’t treat her as a child anymore. When she is snatched and dragged ashore by a man who thought she was drowning, her heart races for reasons that have nothing to do with the swim and everything to do with the man standing before her.
With a mission to finish, Declan can’t allow distractions, and Lady Fiona is definitely a distraction. But he’s discovering that living for the next mission isn’t as exciting as it used to be. Staying in the past is forbidden, but Fiona McClure is his destiny.
Who doesn't love time travelers and Highland settings? I am giving away a Kindle copy of HIGHLAND ECLIPSE to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. If you could time travel, what date would you like to visit?
2. Comments are open through Saturday, June 28, 10 pm in Baltimore.
3. I'll post the winner on Sunday, June 29.
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