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King James's banquet at Knockhall castle took place during a pivotal time in the history of Scotland and England. This novel, crafted in a modern and accessible tone, incorporates actual characters and true events of the day. It is a stand-alone novel in the Banquet series. 

June 1589: Lord Sinclair, proud of his castle in Aberdeenshire, hosts the banquet to celebrate peace with England and the king's impending marriage. Celebrations have to be discreet, as the country is facing political and financial turmoil, but this won't be a quiet night's celebration for the king. It can't be, not for Lord Sinclair's sake. 

The author balances documented historical records on the people and events of the day to ensure historical accuracy, blending it with a modern storytelling style that doesn't make you feel like you are reading Shakespeare. So step inside a world of kings, banquets, and extravagance. Imagine Netflix's The Crown, but set in the 16th century. Buy The King's Banquet today and leave knowing more about one of the most important kings and times in British history.

©2020 Derek Gorman (P)2021 Derek Gorman

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very interesting

Loved it !! this story. the narrator is so fantastic it's like your really there!! good overall

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Great narration!

Love, love, love this book. The different voices made me feel as if I was at the banquet myself. The time flew by

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Learnt so much about King James

I never knew that King James had such an impact in England and the world. This is a great way to learn more. The multiple voices and characters were brilliant. I love the narration.

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Historical fiction but with a twist

This is better than an audible original. It has the multiple voices but the historical content is what I really like. Rare to find a mix of both - this is the best historical fiction on audible by far.

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Great fun and a great history lesson too

This book is about events at a banquet weaving historical moments together with some drama. The narration is brilliant. Really brought it to life with those different characters.

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Riveting history and excellently told!

This is a great audiobook. Such an interesting tale, I learnt so much about King James but the star of the show is the narrator doing multiple voices - so entertaining!

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  • 01-11-22

History brought to life.

Well written and performed with Colour & light which really brought the characters to life.

A thoroughly enjoyable & insightful listen.
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  • 12-23-21

Historical fiction theatrically acted out

The narrator brings the story to life through multiple voices and a theatrical style. Interesting story too - learnt a lot about King James and the final section brings together fact vs fiction very well. Recommended.