The story of John Carmichael, caught up in the struggle between Mary, Queen of Scots and the Earl of Moray in 16th century Scotland. The Carmichaels had fought for the Queen at the Battle of Langside and found themselves in a precarious position, as the Protestant lords began to wreak vengeance on supporters of the losing side.
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THE PATH OF THE HERO KING
Sequel to: 'The Steps to the Empty Throne' (4860). A fugitive and excommunicated, Robert the Bruce faced a future that seemed devoid of hope. His kingdom was occupied and many of his people opposed him but he blazed a path all the way from the ill-fated landing on the Ayrshire coast to Bannockburn.
THE PRICE OF THE KING'S PEACE
Sequel to 'The Path of the Hero King' (4944). After England's defeat at the Battle of Bannockburn it will be another 14 years before a peace treaty is signed with England.
THE RIVEN REALM
In Scotland after its most grievous disaster, Flodden Field in 1513, 17 month old James V succeeds to a shattered realm. Power-hungry, warring men wait like jackals to assault the kingdom. Against this background David Lindsay and David Beaton are caught up in the hatred and fear, war and treachery.
STEPS TO THE EMPTY THRONE
Book 1 of the trilogy. Scotland in 1290 was in turmoil. Edward I, King of England, seized the chance to control the Scots, but he had young Robert the Bruce as an opponent.