P M Terrell writes some fabulous historical fiction. Clans and Castles: Checkmate is based on a true story that takes place in Ireland. She is wonderful with her research, drawing me in and bringing the world alive. Soooo, let’s take a step back in time.
P M Terrell surprises me every time I open one of her historical novels. I never used to read them very often, but she has completely won me over. Traveling back in time, whether it’s in the times of Indians in the United States or Clans and Castles in the countryside of Ireland. She incorporates her own personal history with fiction and I look forward to each and every adventure.
The characters leap off the pages as they struggle to survive the turbulent times. They grow and develop throughout the story.
P M Terrell takes a complicated history, unfolding it in easy to follow steps, drawing me in further and further.
Will’s curiosity earned him a place at Captain Stewart’s side. In his wildest dreams he never could have imagined what the future held in store for him…and it was the ride of a lifetime. He fit in quickly, adapting to his new role, using intuition and common sense.
P M Terrell made the political and personal machinations hard for me to figure out. I see betrayal and treachery around every corner. When you think some of the characters existed in one form or another, tweaked for fictional reading, it becomes more real to me.
Who is good and who is bad? It depends what side of the story you’re on, except for the one that pops up now and then, the narcissist in a position of power, a power that he uses and abuses causing much brutality and bloodshed.
P M Terrell brings the location alive by describing the bogs and mists with an otherworldly feel. It seems magical and mysterious.
I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Checkmate by P M Terrell.
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