An epic story filled with war, love, magic and history, The Spider and the Stone tells the incredible tale of Scotland’s War of Independence. I didn’t really know much about this time in history going into the story, so everything was very informative and interesting to me. I was immediately intrigued and felt the most pull towards Isabelle MacDuff’s story. I especially liked that a recurring theme was that the women of Scotland would have to prove stronger than the men in order for Scotland to succeed. Isabelle’s story surely portrayed this. Much of the story was political, which can get a little tedious for me, but never boring. The action scenes were well done, very exciting and realistic. I was intrigued by James’ ingenuity on the field and the tactics he used. I also enjoyed the incorporation of the legends and magic into history.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.