Inheriting his father's shattered thanedom in Argyll in the 12th century, Somerled Norse Slayer enlarged it by courage, initiative, military shrewdness and diplomacy. For decades his navy held the balance of power in the northern seas, and it was he who cleared the Vikings out of the Hebrides.
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One of Scotland`s best-loved authors, Nigel Tranter wrote over ninety novels on Scottish history. He died at the age of ninety on 9 January 2000.Review:
He treats history with respect * Financial Times * An informative, entertaining read * Daily Examiner * Tranter's popularity lies in his knack of making historical events immediate and exciting * Historical Novels Review * Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes * Scotland on Sunday * An accomplished writer of compelling and unforgettable historical novels * She magazine * One of Scotland's most prolific and respected writers * The Times * He has an amazingly broad grip of Scottish history * Daily Telegraph *
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