The brutal murder of James I, King of Scots, at Perth in 1437 left his
seven-year-old son to rule over a troubled kingdom. Power-hungry lords
seized their chance to gain control over the boy-king James II and his
When young Alexander Lyon, son of the Thane of Glamis, married Agnes,
the daughter of Sir William Crichton, he found himself drawn into the
wider affairs of the nation. Alec was to become a close attendant and
friend of the young monarch at a time when James was in sore need of
Alec Lyon and Agnes Crichton were to shape the story of Scotland - and
that of England, too. This was the period of the Wars of the Roses, and
the northern kingdom was not to remain unaffected.
A thrilling tale of cunning and treachery, danger and romance from
master of Scottish historical fiction Nigel Tranter.