The Borderer Chronicles: On Solway Sand

Genre: Historical Fiction

Book Summary

‘Seven reasons they have for risking life… not fealty, faith, nor fee, but reasons of their own and cause enough to die for.’ On Solway Sand, set against the turmoil of sixteenth century Anglo/Scottish border conflict, is the third instalment of The Borderer Chronicles series. Jack Brownfield, a borderer, in a life not of his choosing, continues to travel a dangerous path not of his design. He seeks to escape the bonds that hold him. But ties, bound tightly, are never easy to break. This is a story of contrast and redemption, as seven seek salvation for a lonely Cumbrian village on a Solway shore. ‘There is a place, ethereal, where the elements of rock and sand slowly melt into the sea. A place to find in the morning, when the wind is stilled and tide receded. When God’s breath sits over the water and clouds the distant hills of Dumfriesshire in blues of unnatural hue.’

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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