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Norse-Slayer and nation-builder, Kenneth, son of Alpin mac Eochaidh, King
of Galloway, was the visionary who brought together the ancient kingdoms
of Alba, Dalriada, Strathclyde and Galloway to create the country of

Yet his vision was wider still. He dreamed of a great coming together of
all the Celtic people, Scots, Irish, Welsh, Cornish and Manx, united
against the Norse and the Anglo-Saxon invaders.

Fighting not only his country’s enemies but also the fractious,
obstinate wilfulness of his own people, his legacy was a nation, with
its own patron saint, the apostle Andrew, that would endure from the
ninth century to the present day.

A gripping historical novel about the origins of Scotland by Nigel
Tranter, master of Scottish historical fiction.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

On Sale: 20th December 2012

Price: £5.99

ISBN-13: 9781444766974


He has an amazingly broad grip of Scottish history
<i>Daily Telegraph</i>
One of Scotland's most prolific and respected writers
<i>The Times</i>
An accomplished writer of compelling and unforgettable historical novels
<i>She</i> magazine
Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes
<i>Scotland on Sunday</i>
Tranter's popularity lies in his knack of making historical events immediate and exciting
<i>Historical Novels Review</i>
An informative, entertaining read
<i>Daily Examiner</i>
He treats history with respect
<i>Financial Times</i>