Home » A Time Of Courage by James McFarlane
A Time Of Courage James McFarlane

A Time Of Courage

James McFarlane

Published
ISBN :
Kindle Edition
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

David Seton and William Wallace are given relics from a long dead saint to wear- these prove to have hidden and unique powers.Davids secret love for Christina Bruce receives a crushing blow when he learns she must take part in an arranged marriageMoreDavid Seton and William Wallace are given relics from a long dead saint to wear- these prove to have hidden and unique powers.Davids secret love for Christina Bruce receives a crushing blow when he learns she must take part in an arranged marriage solely so her father can gain more land. The King of England manipulates the choice of a new Scottish King to ensure the weakest candidate is chosen. During attendance at the meeting David saves the Kings favourite horse- the second time he has done favour for the monarch.Morag returns to the Orkey Isles and is able to save the young prince who had been shot by an arrow, but she sadly cannot save his mother, the Countess, who succumbs to blood poisoning. The return of the banished Bishop of Orkey brings further pain to the islanders and to the many who were condemned to die on prison ships.The finding of a second Crystal Skull aids in over-powering the bishop and his army of mercenaries, but the price is high to Clan MacNab in the death of a dear and trusted member.William Wallace accepts a commission from the King of France to train his archers. The position proves to be fraught with intrigue and danger and results in Wallace being imprisoned. He does escape, only to have his female saviour lose her life. He then journeys to the Orkeys in the company of the Druid Priest to assist in the battle against the Bishop.Robert the Bruce visits Finlarig Castle and from there the Priory of Women where he has a relationship with Sister Katriona. Unknown to Bruce she delivers a daughter.Still with action on the northern isles, Brutus and the wolves engage the deranged Braul of the Faroes.William Wallace runs foul of English law and is declared an outlaw- this affects his plans to marry Lady Marion Braidfute. But the Lady will not be denied and they are married in Glasgow by Bishop Wishart. Wallace is hounded by the English, culminating in Sheriff Hazelrigg slicing the unborn child from Marions belly before plunging his sword through her heart. An enraged Wallace reaps his own revenge by killing the sherrif and his adult son, but Wallace is greatly changed by the affair.David comes to the aid of the English King a third time and is knighted and given possession of Kelk Castle and the surrounding lands- but the castle does have some serious and mysterious issues.English Edward destroys and totally annihilates the city of Berwick and its somewhate ten thousand citizens in three days of intense blood-filled slaughter, until halted by the hand of a five-year-old female child.