Children of the Mist

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Hodder & Stoughton, 1993 - Fiction - 344 pages
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'Our race is royal,' is the proud claim of the MacGregors. Yet for all their history and fighting prowess, they are a small clan and their lands too close for comfort to the great Clan Campbell.
By the end of the 16th century, the heritage of their new young chieftain, Alastair MacGregor, is a poisoned chalice indeed. Not only has much of their land been lost, but their principal threat is Black Duncan of the Cowl, Campbell of Glenorchy. Campbell is as clever as he is unscrupulous - and he has the ear of King James VI.

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This is Nigel Tranter's novelisation of how the Clan MacGregor was quite literally royally shafted. Or at least nobly shafted. The clan leaders were in conflict at the time, and needed help. The Earl ... Read full review

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One of Scotland`s best-loved authors, Nigel Tranter wrote over ninety novels on Scottish history. He died at the age of ninety on 9 January 2000.

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