Can history rewrite itself? As the time of treachery draws near, hope is but a fleeting whisper.
After his success at the Battle of Stirling Bridge, William Wallace becomes Guardian of Scotland and is thrown into the machinations of court. But when disaster strikes, the love of his life, Eva MacKay, is hurled back to the 21st century. Frantically she tries to return, only to face failure with her every attempt. In this tale of breathtaking love and heartbreaking farewells, destiny twists and turns until all hope expires...but does it?
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This is book 2 in this series and is a must listen for anyone who loves Scottish history. This is a well written, fast paced epic time travel love story that is filled with descriptive characters and an engaging plot. I appreciate how the author was very respectful of the history of William Wallace while adding some imaginative scenarios that are both interesting and unique. I especially enjoyed the ending.
The narration by Dave Gillies was very well done. 😊
I recommend this series for those who enjoy midevel time travel love stories. Oh and This book is more for adults as it has some sex scenes and language.
Amy Jarecki is one of my favorite authors. I have to be honest at first I didn't want to listen to this 2 book series. I just couldn't imagine how Amy would bring the real William Wallace to life and fall in love with Eva MacKay who has traveled back in time to write his story. I couldn't get past Wallace's destiny. But I decided to give it a try and I will never regret it. William and Eva's love story endures so much heartache and romance and I began to hope that somehow William would escape his destiny and history would be rewritten, but of course that wasn't possible. I wasn't expecting the ending and I was so thrilled how Amy brought the series to a close. It was amazing.
Dave Gillies is amazing as ever and when he sings......
I would listen to this audio again! I was very fortunate to also have a kindle copy of this read so I can savor some parts over and over. It's definitely one of those books that elicits a myriad of emotions: I was captivated; I laughed; I listened with bated breath; I sighed and swooned; I cried as my heart was broken and, blessedly, revived. KUDOS to Amy Jarecki for such a brilliantly vivid masterpiece. Amy is one of my very favorite authors and this book is unquestionably a keeper. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys historical romance.
I had too many to list just one! Every second of this historical tale was memorable. It's a tale of epic proportions featuring a breathtaking time-travel romance that spanned the ages. This story will engross you from beginning to end.
I don't have a favorite! I loved both his performance of William Wallace and of Eva. His voicing of each of them was perfection. Dave Gillies is one of my very favorite narrators and he positively blew me away with his performance. When he sang at one point, I was walking and almost sank to my knees as his voice was so stirring. With such excellent narration, I highly recommend that you pick up the audio of this book.
This is a series you must read in order. The first book introduces the characters and the settings. The second book continues from exactly where the first book ended. Indeed, Amy outdoes herself at bringing the characters and the period to life as both books are fantastic - blending fantasy, passionate romance and brilliant historical storytelling.
To be honest, I almost dreaded delving into this sequel as I was well aware of William's predestined tragic demise and couldn't bear that fate would be so cruel to this couple. If you feel the same, do not worry. Amy does not digress from history which I appreciated even though I most assuredly shed a slew of tears; Actually, sobbed is a more apt description. But, awaiting at the last was a wondrous HEA ending that was utterly amazing.
I always enjoy historic fiction because it fills in the holes in the stories of our favorite heros and presents their doubts and weaknesses in a way we can identify with. Historians record triumphs and failures but not emotion. This story brings William Wallace to life in a way we can understand.
I can't say without spoiling the story for future readers but suffice to say there is an unexpected ending, both poignant and promising.
I enjoyed the peace of the characters while they were in the Orkneys.
Theirs was a love that spanned all time and boundaries.
I loved this series. Like the "Outlander" series and "Wuthering Heights" I will listen again and again.
books are my drug of choice :D
Can I give this audiobook 10 stars? WOW
The story continues from book 1 and what a story it is! Ms. Jarecki's talent with words is amazing. Brought to life by the wonderful voice of Mr. Gillies who is one of my fave narrators with his many voices and passion, the story is vivid like a movie playing in my mind. William and Eva are reunited again by the power behind the medallion. Their time together was not easy and when Eva was pulled back to her time at the most inopportune time, I cried with her. But... they get their HEA in a twist at the end that blew my mind. Thank you for the hours of listening pleasure.
My favorite books are 'Historical Romance'. A good book takes you away from your everyday life & puts you in the middle of an adventure.
Dave Gillies is outstanding.
This is book two of the Guardian of Scotland series. There aren't words to express how amazing this story is. Do yourself a favor and get book 1, Rise of a Ledgen and book 2, In the Kingdom's Name. These two books mix historical facts and authentic details, mixed with a new twist. This complete story demonstrates just how amazing Amy Jarecki's talent is. I loved both books and highly recommend them. Not a series to pass by. Loved it.
This is a amazing book. I laughed and cried. It is so hard to believe someone could be so cruel to another person. Thank you for putting a great ending on the book. It would have been devastating to end it the way history did.
Avid reader time permitting. Love audio books as I can multitask, love being inserted into the time & place of story thru narrators accents.
Wow, what to say about this book... It is fabulously written and accompanied by an impeccable narration by Dave Gillis. As the story progressed, I kept hoping for a change in history, but knew that wasn't going to happen. That part of William Wallace's story was extremely tastefully written. That's not to say I didn't need copious amounts of tissues. The ending was very surprising and well thought out. I don't want to ruin the reading for others by giving that away. I think Amy Jarecki is one of the few authors that has made me feel completely included in the story. I couldn't put it down until I had completely finished the book. Five stars to both Amy Jarecki and Dave Gillies for such a realistic and exciting story of romance, true love, and time travel.
That is such a hard question to answer. If the book itself wasn't such a wonderful one, with such emotional scenes throughout, there really is no way that the narration could have been as moving as it was. For me, it's the emotional scenes that grab me when listening to a book. So although the audio book brings to life the characters and the scenes, without the written word to begin with, the audio book couldn't even be made. The fairest way to answer the question of which is better, is that they are equal to each other.
It has to be the chapter where William Wallace speaks as himself, explaining why he did what he did, and how he was feeling what he was going through. I'll not give spoilers, but suffice to say, tears were streaming down my face.
William Wallace was my favourite. Such a smooth, deep, emotional voice for an emotive character. From the fight scenes, where he is shouting orders, to the romantic scenes where he is telling Eva how much he loves her, his voice was just perfect.
Yes absolutely. I cried at happy moments, swooned at the romantic moments, laughed out loud at funny moments, sobbed at tragic moments, and cried happy tears at the ending of the story. This book and it's narration was just wonderful.
I only gave a 4 star rating for the narration of this book, purely because the female characters' voices although good, weren't great. I have only found one male narrator who can do a 100% believable female voice and he's the only one so far that earns the 5 star rating. That said, David Gillies did a good job of it, and I didn't have to cringe once as I have done with some male narrator's female voices. And what David lacks in his female voices, he certainly makes up for with his male ones.
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