Historical adventures after Culloden

I’m normally a fan of historical novels so Son of a Jacobite sounded right up my street.

Beginning at Culloden in 1746, Thomas Lovat enters the world on the same day that his father is killed in action.

Inspired by the author’s family heritage to the Clan Fraser of Lovat, the novel takes its protagonist to the Americas in the prelude to the War of Independence.

Sadly, despite the promising premise, the style of writing is somewhat clichéd, with trite dialogue and characters lacking any real depth.

Son of a Jacobite, by T J Lovat, published by Troubador, £12.

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