The Borderer Chronicle: Devotion and the Devil

Genre: Historical Fiction

Book Summary

1560. One chronicle; two stories; three cities; four journeys. This is the second volume in the Borderer Chronicles series. Four men of dedication, motivated by their own devotion, take different journeys to the same city. A steadfast man, by way of siege; a noble man, by way of melancholia put aside for dalliance and duty; a godly man, by way of loss and self-discovery; and a vain and sinful man by way of guile. All travel to deal with a master of prominence; a devil within a guild of secrets. All four men will face the Devil, but who will be the man to defeat him, the steadfast man, the noble man, the godly man, or the sinful man? Who best could play the Devil’s game and win? A sweeping adventure and mystery novel set against one of the trials of the Scottish Reformation, the Siege of Leith, and the intrigues within the commercial heart of Sixteenth Century Europe, Antwerp.

About the Author


Mark Montgomery writes historical fiction. Mark Huitson, his keeper, lives in Cumbria. Neither are Cumbrian by ancestry, outlanders perhaps, but both have set their roots firmly into Cumbrian soil and its rich history.

Mark Montgomery was created in 2012, to write, with passion and insight, stories set mainly in the Borders; the Western Marches. Set in the Sixteenth Century and based around a fictional borderer; John Brownfield, they chart his life and the nature of the Borders and the West Coast of Cumbria, through tales full of actual history, real locations and real people that inhabited the Western Marches at that time. Well researched and well written, they are a poignant tale of the spirit of the peoples formed in strife and hardship, of an area rich in heritage, industry and war. They draw heavily on the humour of the Borderer, and their resilience in the face of adversity… Peoples, whose fealty was to their families first, borderers born, neither Scottish nor English.

The Borderer Chronicles:

Three Hills
Devotion and the Devil
On Solway Sand

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