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Dunnottar Castle, Scotland, is the home of the Clan Keith, close consorts of the royal family. Secrets abound, both with the Keiths and King Charles I. Wm. Keith, the patriarch, is the wealthiest man in Scotland; he desires to be the kindest. John Keith, his brother, has a forbidden love in London, so is anxious to join the Civil War. Robert Keith, Wm.'s oldest son, goes to battle with his mother hoping that he will find a wife. The story is an in-depth look at war, love, greed, devotion and suffering. One of the favorite characters is the scoundrel, Drake, who shows up at the most inopportune times.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Eastern European


Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   prison

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   actual description of hetero sex Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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