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Rebel: A Novel (The Brides of Alba Series) Paperback – June 1, 2012
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This is the third and final book in the Brides of Alba Series. Like the other two, this one is action packed and filled with lively characters. I had been waiting anxiously for this book to come out and was glad to be able to read it. I love the way that the author makes the history of Britain's early years come to life along with the struggle of the early Christian church. Very similar in nature to her Irish series, Fires of Glennmara, this series looks at Christianity in early Scot/British history.
I recommend this book to those who are intrigued by all things Celtic, fans of historical romance, and Christian fiction.
My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Rating - 5 stars
I really grew to love the two main characters! Both Alyn and Kella caught my interest as children when I read Healer, so I was eager to read about them in Rebel now that they've grown up. Kella surprised me in a very big way (though I won't say how to prevent giving away a spoiler ;-), but after I got over my surprise, it really helped to shape her character and show her growth throughout the novel.
And while I really loved the characters, what I loved most about Rebel--this whole series, really!--is the historical detail that Windsor goes into! Not only is there a lot of suspense, adventure, and even some sword-play, but there is also a large amount of history woven in. And very tastefully done--I never grew bored or felt the details too tedious. A few times it got complicating, but the information at the beginning of the book helps a lot!
The way Alyn and Kella's wedding is brought about was really neat, and I just loved watching them fall in love with each other. While the book is gruesome in places, I don't think it's too mature of a read for teens--as long as they don't have a weak stomach. While there are a few scenes between a husband and wife, Windsor did a great job of keeping the book clean. All in all Rebel lived up to the expectations I had for it. I can't wait to see what Linda Windsor will write next!
I reviewed this book for the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance. Thanks to the publishers, David C Cook, for sending me a review copy. It was not required that I give a positive review, but solely to express my own thoughts and opinions of this book, which I have done.
Her earlier series, Maire, Rionna and Deidre, was very compelling also. I will read everything Linda Windsor writes.
Her inclusion in the back of the book of her historical facts, research and bibliography was greatly appreciated.
From the back cover: Arthurian Scotland shines in this tale of regret, redemption and unexpected grace.
With Merlin dead, the succession undecided, and the Celtic church on the defensive, intrigue sweeps the court of the High King Arthur. Kella O'Toole is consumed with the news that her fiancé is dead and then she must defy Queen Gwenhyfar's orders to search for her missing father. Alyn, a disillusioned priest who questions his calling, agrees to help her. After a perilous journey, they encounter a threatening viper's nest of treachery. A story of love and faith this brilliantly researched and vividly imagined novel is the memorable climax to the Brides of Alba series.
Legends have their basis in reality and Linda Windsor has done extensive research to tell the story of "Rebel". Want to know how Church history plays a part in the Arthurian tale then this book is for you. Does the word, "druid" bring up an image of a black-cloaked figure with long finger nails chanting mystical incantations? In reality a druid is a professional, a doctor, judge or teacher. Here is something that Ms. Windsor talks about and that is her daughter got involved in Wicca and did not want to hear about Christianity. The way Ms. Windsor was able to reach her daughter and bring her back was through telling her about all the research for this book. Possible you have a friend also involved in New Age philosophy or even Wicca then give them this book. Christianity shines through these pages and on top of everything this is also a tale of adventure and romance. Ms.Read more ›
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Living our Christian life can be dimmed by the rituals of daily living. Some times we have to be shown where our focus really is so we can get back on the right track. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sandy C
The story was great. Historical "novel set in sixth-century Scotland." This is the last in the trilogy - First book, "Healer", 2nd book, "Thief". Read morePublished on December 7, 2013 by M. Griffin
This product came early which was a relief because I was leaving out of town and wanted it for the trip. It was in perfect condition!Published on August 5, 2013 by Keary Smith
Great series! Couldn't put any of the books down! Don't start reading till you have time for all three books!Published on June 26, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Linda Windsor has long been one of my favorite authors. She's done it again with a fabulous tale of Celtic origins. Read morePublished on March 8, 2013 by Lynnette Bonner
This completes the very entertaining series of fiction books. I know I was very entertained! I wish the author would consider the middle ages next.Published on February 12, 2013 by Terry
The Brides of Alba Series
Kella O'Toole is a language expert and scribe for Queen Gwenhyfar, and has just discovered that she is pregnant by her fiancé, Lorne. Read more