Book Review: To Crown A King by Raedene Jeannette Melin

Genre: Historical fiction

Publisher: Skjaldmaer Publishing

Pub date: 10 December 2019

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟

To Crown A King is a story of Christina Bruce. Sister to Robert the Bruce she is noble born in Scotland and finds herself embroiled in the rivalry between the Comyns and Bruce families. Her father has sworn allegiance to King Edward of England placing her and her siblings in a very difficult position.

On a chance meeting she meets William Wallace, a man who seeks the same thing as her, freedom!

As war descends, Christina finds she cannot follow her father’s orders but will her siblings?

I quite enjoyed this but it did get a bit tiresome reading about Christina going off on her horse alone to all these different places.

I liked some of the characters like Cailean and Wallace ( I may be biased as I adore Braveheart) but I found myself wanting more from Christina and Seton. I wanted to know more of her thoughts and his. I think those two could have been developed a lot better.

That being said it was an enjoyable read and I would like to read more so I hope there’s a sequel!

It was released this week and you can get your copy here:


Thank you to NetGalley for the opportunity to read this in exchange for my review.

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