‘Fortune’s Son’

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The Tasmanian Tales – Book 1

Fortune’s Son has been a long time coming, and as my agent says, it is ‘the book of my heart’.

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Australian & NZ Edition

Can one man’s revenge become his redemption?

Young Luke Tyler has everything going for him: brains, looks and a larrikin charm that turns heads. The future looks bright, until he defends his sister from the powerful Sir Henry Abbot. His reward is fifteen years hard labour on a prison farm in Tasmania’s remote highlands.

Luke escapes, finding sanctuary with a local philanthropist and starting a forbidden relationship with his daughter, Belle. But when Luke is betrayed, he must flee or be hanged.

With all seeming lost, Luke sails to South Africa to start afresh. Yet he remains haunted by the past, and by Belle, the woman he can’t forget. When he returns to seek revenge and

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reclaim his life, his actions will have shattering consequences – for the innocent as well as the guilty.

Set against a backdrop of wild Tasmania, Australian gold and African diamonds, Fortune’s Son is an epic story of betrayal, love and one man’s struggle to triumph over adversity and find his way home.


‘Lovely lyrical prose. Scoullar, it turns out, is a writer of documentary calibre.’
The Australian

‘An excellent read!’ Newcastle Herald

‘Superb! … Scoullar’s writing has a rich complexity. Poetic and visual … the landscape vivid and alive.’ Reading, Writing and Riesling

Fortune’s Son is available everywhere online.
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Australian & NZ readers can click HERE. Alternatively go to Booktopia or order Fortune’s Son from any good bookshop.

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2 thoughts on “‘Fortune’s Son’

  1. Just finished ‘Fortune’s Son’ book. One of the best books I have ever read. The story is so well thought out, nothing outlandish but makes you want to keep reading. Reminded me of ‘Count of Monte Cristo’ where Dumas weaved a great story and his writing is superb. I like the characters which for me is critical for me to finish a book. Thanks for a great book.

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