- Paperback: 196 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (November 21, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1540573354
- ISBN-13: 978-1540573353
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.5 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,848,103 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Rollicking Adventures of Tam O'Hare Paperback – November 21, 2016
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Scotty Roberts Creative Director, Art Director, Illustrator, Designer, "Rogue" Historian, Theologian, Paranormalist and Writer Scotty is a designer, Illustrator and writer of fiction & non-fiction, occupationally hovering in the advertising ghettos of Minneapolis & Saint Paul, Minnesota. But that is only the "normal" side of me. I have had an illustrious career that sometimes seems and feels more the stuffs of fictional characters than the down-to-earth roles I play in my day-to-day existence. I have been places and seen things that most people only experience vicariously through books, movies and other sources of the wild imaginative. Yet, I have been there, in those exotic, alluring, haunted places, experiencing what some might only find in the realm of their daydreams... or nightmares. I can be more or less defined by my roles as Husband, and Dad to my six exuberant children, two of whom, my twin daughters, are out on their own as highly successful entrepreneurs. I can also be defined by my passions - the things that drive me: history, exploration, adventure. All of these ingredients combined, make my life a paradoxical roller coaster of hellacious joy and insightful befuddlement, and were it not for my buoyant, easy going nature, and my rollicking, stable, common sense and damn-the-cannonballs-and-full-speed-ahead bravado, I would most assuredly have lost my sanity a long time ago. I value a good pipe, a stout pint, and consider myself a purist when it comes to single malt highland Scotch - which for me is not a tool of inebriation, but rather an enlightened repast to be shared with colleagues and like-minded pedagogues of philosophy and hob-knobbing banter. I am a contemplative, spiritual, gregarious man of consideration who values intelligence, wit, and justice. While I am wholly affable, I do not shy away from a good fight, and have had a few brawls in my day - whether on my behalf or in defense of another - and, were times different, would most probably be known wide and abroad as an expert swordsman. However, in keeping with my paradoxical nature, I prefer employing words over weapons, wit above profanity, spirituality above religion, stalwartness above inconstancy. And as I grow older, my burgeoning jaded cynicism is wholly tempered by my desire to not become an ass. My humor is wry, my mind is fertile, and my love is deep.
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Many years earlier, Tam had sworn allegiance to the seven-day-old Mary, Queen of Scots. This promise was about to cause all kinds of problems for Tam. Upon his arrival in Scotland to search for Bryndolyn, he is called to defend his queen against a nasty plot by her very own cousin, Elizabeth, to dethrone her, and the adventure to find Abigail's sister is postponed.
The swashbuckling, courageous Tam, highly skilled with a sword, battles pirates, captures a warship, and sails straight into perilous negotiations with Queen Elizabeth. Can he save his own hide and his raccoon crew? Will he be able to rescue Bryndolyn from the fairies before it's too late?
This is a charming and magical tale of adventures on the high sea and of the heart. Scotty Roberts has a wonderful way with authentic language from the old country, and has illustrated his own book with beautiful drawings full of emotion. Highly recommended.
The story is wonderfully written and keeps both adults and kids drawn into the story. The illustrations (done by the author) bring the story to life and add depth to it's telling.