The White Cockade
“Those of Ewan’s men who possessed firelocks discharged them as they closed with the infantry, the distance scant enough that the wads of their charges flew amongst the ruddy-coated ranks, and then the Highlanders were upon them. There was a roar as the clan horde struck the unprotected foot-soldiers, like a wave breaking upon shingle, and the government formation crumpled as if it was paper…”
SCOTLAND, 1745. Brothers Ewan and Hugh McCraig find themselves on opposing sides as Bonnie Prince Charlie leads the Highland clans against ‘Butcher’ Cumberland and his redcoats. As the fate of the kingdom hangs in the balance, the two brothers face each other at the battle of Culloden and wait for history to take its course.
An epic novel in the grand tradition of Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Walter Scott, The White Cockade unfolds the personal story of the McCraigs against a backdrop of love, war, rebellion and betrayal – and for one of the brothers at least, a confrontation with an evil older than mankind itself…
Published: 17 June 2014
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