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.
Kim in Baltimore
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So many dates come to mind. I would love to see a royal coronation - Queen Victoria's please!!ReplyDelete
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So many time periods but I would say the turn of the century just to see how much progress had been made.ReplyDelete
I would travel back to Regency times. But, I would want to be "ton", and not poor.ReplyDelete
as long as I could travel back, I'd love to visit "the highlands" :) Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I think happy times like coronation of king and queen.ReplyDelete
I like romances, time travel stories, and historicals. Put all three together and what do you have? A winner! And not just for reading, but for traveling. I spent only two wonderful days in Scotland (Edinburgh area) in 1986 and want to go back...real bad! My father's ancestors are from Scotland (Isle of Skye area)...maiden name Logan, I believe of the McClellan clan. In any event, that's where I'd like to time travel to! And I'd like to go back to the medieval time period. Love reading about it. Thanks for the post. email@example.comReplyDelete
I think I'd like to start out at medieval times and work my way forward!!ReplyDelete
That's a tough question. I would love to travel back to the Regency time period in England and see a ball.ReplyDelete
I don't really have a specific date, though I'd like to travel back to Regency England and attend a house party.ReplyDelete
I'd love to travel to Medieval Scotland. I want to live in a castle and experience having kilted warrior men defend the keep.ReplyDelete
I'd love to be in Scotland during the Regency period.ReplyDelete
Such a pretty cover! ;)ReplyDelete
I would love to visit the 1200 or 1600s. Though I would probably like any time period in Scotland.