A Highland Captive
Cailean MacDubhgaill, a knight from a small island, fighting for the Scottish cause, is wounded in the battle at Falkirk. Sir Eoín de Moray helps him escape the carnage and takes him into a nearby forest but is killed whilst fighting off pursuers.
Once Cailean has recovered from his injuries, he rushes north to the shores of Loch Ness to give the news to de Moray’s daughter, Isobel. But he arrives too late. The manor is burnt down, its people displaced – and Isobel abducted. Determined to honour the man who had saved his life, Cailean tracks Isobel down.
Finding herself taken away from her home by force, Isobel de Moray ponders her fate when a nighttime raid on the mercenary camp sees her freed – only to fall into the hands of a strong-minded knight. The stranger takes her to safety at his keep on the remote island of Eorsa where they await word from the guardians.
Tired of waiting, Isobel flees Eorsa, seeking help from powerful relatives, but is she really going to get the welcome she expects?
And will Cailean be able to overcome his doubts and focus on further campaigns in Scotland’s Wars of Independence?