Published by Rapture Books on February 4th 2016
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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 twenty first 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?
~~Reviewed by AnnMarie~~
In the Kingdom’s Name is the second book in the Guardian of Scotland series by Amy Jarecki. You don’t need to have read the first book to enjoy this one, but you will have a lot more information about the main characters if you read book one first.
This is the continuing story is about the soul deep love and the lives of William Wallace and Eva MacKay. In the previous book Eva was given a medallion that had her whisking through time from the modern day, to the days of William Wallace. During that book they fell in love, but Eva not knowing when she could be whisked back to the future, only wanted to live each day as it came. She wouldn’t marry William as he wanted. She isn’t allowed to do anything that can change history, if she does, then the medallion warms against her skin and she knows it’s a warning. When it comes to saving a man’s life, a man that is meant to die, she pushes past her worries, and attempts to save him, and the next thing you know, she is back in her own time. 8 Years pass before Eva finds herself hurled back in time once again, and that’s where this second book begins.
Eva once again finds herself with William Wallace who is gravely ill, and in hiding. He understands about the medallion so isn’t angry with Eva, but his loyal men are fuming that she has returned after just disappearing and leaving William heart broken. She can’t explain to them what had happened, but she is determined to make amends. She helps William heal and during the time she is with him again their love is even stronger, if that’s possible, than before. She knows she mustn’t change history, but she also knows that even if the cost of her doing so is that she is separated from William then at least she has saved his life. She wants to keep him from being arrested and hung, drawn and quartered, and with that in mind she plots away and it seems that she is going to achieve her goal.
Well we all know that history can’t be changed, and of course William does meet his maker. It’s all very emotional. But although the story leading up to this happening was a treat to read, it’s what happens after William’s demise that made the book unforgettable for me. I am not going to give any spoilers because as you read on from that sad point in the book, I want you to get the same surprises as me.
I loved this book. Any book that can bring me to tears of both happiness and sadness, and one that can get me gasping with shock, or laughing out loud, well that is a perfect story.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book.