Book Of The Day – A Kingdom’s Cost

by Ron on May 13, 2014

Today’s Book of the Day is a Historical Fiction novel by award-winning author, J.R. Tomlin, and it’s 67% off for a limited time. A Kingdom’s Cost has a 4.0 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $2!

“This was a very well-researched book — the history was amazing.” Debi – Amazon Reviewer

A Kingdom’s Cost
by J.R. Tomlin
Rating: 4.0 Stars
Genre: Historical Fiction
Price: $0.99 save $2



Scotland is occupied; Scottish resistance is crushed. Eighteen-year-old James Douglas can only watch as the Scottish freedom fighter, William Wallace, is hanged, drawn, and quartered. But even under the heel of a brutal English conqueror, the Scots may still have one hope for freedom: the rightful King of the Scots, Robert the Bruce. James swears fealty to the man he believes can lead the fight against English tyranny.

The Bruce is soon a fugitive, king only in name. The woman James loves is captured and imprisoned. Yet James believes their cause is not lost. He blazes a path in blood and violence, cunning and ruthlessness as he leads a guerrilla war to restore Scotland’s freedom. James knows if he is captured he will share Wallace’s fate, but what he truly fears is that he has become as merciless as the conqueror he fights.

Winner of *Best Historical Fiction* in the Best of the Independent eBook Awards (2012).

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

A Kingdom’s Cost is an enjoyable read, a convincing portrayal of loyalty’s demands, and a powerful story of a young man coming of age in violent times. Scenery, scents and tastes of food, the sense of urgency and need, the pain of betrayal, and the tortuous conflicting demands of duty and love are evocatively portrayed. The novel ends with a nice sense of completion making it a good stand-alone read as well as a fine beginning to the trilogy.


This book was truly a joy to read. It grabbed me, yanked me in, made me love the characters, gave me villains to hate, loved ones to mourn passing and a tale that kept me on the edge of my seat turning the pages in titillation.


A wonderfully written historical novel that tosses in just the right amount of romance to appeal to both men and women. J.R. Tomlin is a spectacular writer whose works belong on the same shelf as those of Margaret George and others! A definite must-read for any historical literature lover!


If you’re a fan of sweeping historical fiction with romantic side adventures and descriptions, “A Kingdom’s Cost” a great book as a beginning to what should be a grand series.


A marvelously written historical novel, A Kingdom’s Cost is set during the reign of Edward I of England and his final wars in Scotland. Overall, it was one of the more enjoyable reading experiences I’ve had lately and I will definitely be looking out for more of this authors works!

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About The Author

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J. R. Tomlin is the author of five historical novels: A King Ensnared, Freedom’s Sword, A Kingdom’s Cost, Countenance of War, and Not for Glory. She has also co-authored several fantasies with C. R. Daems: Blood Duty, Talon of the Unnamed Goddess, The Shadow Ryana, The Shadow Gypsy, and Women of Power.

She has close ties with Scotland since her father was a native Scot, and she spent substantial time in Edinburgh whilst growing up. Her historical novels are set in Scotland. You can trace her love of that nation to the stories of the Bruce and the Good Sir James her grandmother read her when she was small and to her hillwalking through the Cairngorms where the granite hills have a gorgeous red glow under the setting sun. Later, her writing was influenced by the work of authors such as Alexander Dumas, Victor Hugo and of G.R.R. Tolkien.
In addition to spending time in Scotland, she has traveled in the US, Europe and the Pacific Rim. She now lives in Oregon.

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