Charles Mackie’s thrilling prose brings 15th century Scotland to life.
He was a Stewart, the son of a king of Scotland and born out of wedlock. He was married to a royal countess and lived with a beautiful commoner. He was the legal representative of the National authority in territories north of the River Forth and he waged a bitter war on the Church in the Province of Moray and on its Bishop Alexander Bur.
He burned two towns, plundered an abbey and destroyed a great cathedral. He was excommunicated, condemned by his king, blackened by historians. Could anything good or new be said about such a man? Nothing, until a chance uncovered the story of Philip Hogeston, soldier-priest, crusader and prisoner of the water-pit in the island of Lochindorb, the lair of the Wolf of Badenoch.