Death of a King

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - BOOKS -

By An­drew H. Van­der­walis Tun­dra Books, 290 pages, $22 THIS time-travel novel set in Scot­land in the 13th cen­tury, the time of Wil­liam Wal­lace, fea­tures 13 year-oldAlex Macpher­son as he seeks his lost par­ents. A se­quel to The Bat­tle for Dun­crag­glin, by this Toronto-based au­thor born in the Nether­lands, it has all the el­e­ments of a true ad­ven­ture novel: bloody bat­tles, dar­ing es­capes, ship­wrecks, im­pris­on­ment, evil ad­ver­saries and stal­wart he­roes. Af­ter King Alexan­der III of Scot­land falls to his death in 1286, Scot­land is plunged into bed­lam as Wal­lace’s forces de­fend them­selves against Ed­ward I of Eng­land. Van­der­walis blends fic­tion with his­tor­i­cal fact as the mod­ern-day time trav­ellers be­come in­volved in th­ese long-ago bat­tles. At­trac­tive es­pe­cially to boys ages 12 and up.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.