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.