Inspired by the story of Alexander Stewart – The Wolf of Badenoch. After Fergus Scott of Eildon is sent north to investigate reports of a malevolent force, he encounters the ferocious Alistair Mor. Drawn into battle against enchantment and death, Fergus is aided by the lovely but quick-tempered Seonaid. Meanwhile, the army of Donald of the Isles marches forth to confront Alistair, and trouble is brewing as the witches of Scotland gather to recreate the Book of Black Earth. As the forces of good and evil collide, Fergus will need to save both his soul and his country.
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland and educated at the University of Dundee, I write in a variety of genres, from academic history to folklore, historical fiction to fantasy. I won the Dundee International Book Prize with my novel ‘Whales for the Wizard’ in 2005 and was a winner in the People’s Book Prize with ‘The Darkest Walk’ in 2011. Happily married for 35 years, I have three grown children and live in darkest Moray in northern Scotland, close by a 13th century abbey and with buzzards and deer more common than people.