Book Of The Day – A Kingdom’s Cost

by Greg on February 19, 2013

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

“I cannot find the words to express how much I truly enjoyed this tale; it is an amazing story that will leave you smiling at the end. I can’t wait to read more of Tomlin’s work, she is truly an amazing historical fiction writer.” Appliquetion – Amazon Reviewer

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


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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:

This is an awesome book. If you are interested in ancient Scotland, then this book is a must. It was very well researched and written. If you like stories about medieval Scotland, William Wallace or Robert the Bruce, you will love this book. I highly recommend this book, and series. Enjoy it. 😉


This book tells the story of the Black Douglas from his adolescence, when he was orphaned courtesy of King Edward, through his joining Robert the Bruce, and ends once it has become clear that, with Edward’s death, Scotland will become free again. It is extremely well written. The historical facts are correct, but the author has breathed plenty of life into the history, so there’s nothing dry or dull about it. In fact, you’ll find it hard to put down.


This novel is well crafted with a sense of historical authenticity, good character development, and plot lines that take unforeseen twists. I highly recommend it.


Gripping! Hard to put down — kept me up late reading it! Consistent with history of the times, too! Thanks to the author!


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. The characters are amazingly formed, each unique in personality and possessing a human quality one can associate with.

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About The Author

Born in the US, in Texas to be specific, to a Scottish father and American mother, J. R. grew up in both the US and Scotland, mainly in the Edinburgh area, attended university at the University of Texas at Austin and now lives in the US Pacific North West.

She writes both Scottish historical fiction and co-authors (non-Scottish) fantasy with C. R. Daems.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – J.R. Tomlin and ENT appreciate it.


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1 Caddy Rowland February 19, 2013 at 7:37 am

Even if you don’t think of yourself as a person who reads war fiction, this book is for you. I bought it out of curiosity and really enjoyed it. I hope you give it a chance. I think you’ll find it well worth your time.

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