It is 1793… As Europe watches the French Revolution’s bloody progress, uneasy Scottish landowners struggle to secure their wealth and power. And, in Dalriada – the ancient Kingdom of Scotland - fractured truths, torn loyalties and atrocities are rife. Can anyone ride the maelstrom of these dangerous times? Only, it seems, Malcolm Craig Lowrie, the legendary Wolf of Dalriada.
In remote Argyll, people cry out to the young laird for protection against the evil of the Clearances. But he is also drawn in to the tragedy of the beautiful Frenchwoman, Adelaide de Fontenoy, staked as a child on the turn of a card and now living in thrall to her debauched captor, Sir William Robinson.
Can the Wolf of Dalriada safeguard his people? Can the Wolf defeat enemies who, like the spirit of Argylls Corryvreckan Whirlpool, threaten to engulf them all?
Written with a blend of mysticism and intrigue, the psychological realism of the characters is exhibited in their reaction to tremendous cultural change. ‘The Wolf of Dalriada’ is a truly fascinating historical novel that will be enjoyed by fans of Philippa Gregory and Hilary Mantel.
PUBLISHED 28th November 2016