A Novel of 17th Century Scotland

“Hush ye, hush ye, little pet ye,

Hush ye, hush ye, do not fret ye,

The Black Avenger shall not get ye.”

Even though the Scottish covenanters endured harsh persecutions by the King’s Inquisition the mysterious name of the Black Avenger sent thrills of hope and courage to many a tormented soul. Yet the captains and dragoons feared this elusive figure while at the same time determining to place his head on the Netherbow. Many faithful Presbyterians were murdered on the spot or threatened with a touch of the thumbscrew or a place on the rack if they did not disclose the hiding place of some sought-out Covenanters.

Lady Marion Kennedy, the beautiful daughter of the Lord of Culzean Castle, was also threatened with similar reprisals if she refused to marry Luis Salvador de Ferrari, the usurper of Fenwick Ha’, and supporter of the Inquisition. Yet her heart longed for Duncan Fenwick, the rightful lord of Fenwick Ha’.

An exciting, fast-paced historical novel regarding the events of Scottish history in 1688.