Warner, Nov 2004, 5.99, 400 pp.
In 1366 intelligent Mairi MacDonald, daughter of the Lord of the Isles and King of Hebrides, meets Lachlan “the Wily” MacLean and his gigantic brother Hector at her father's court. Lachlan thinks that Mairi is the prettiest woman he ever seen and perhaps the most intelligent as she intercedes and helps prove a man innocent of a murder charge. He plans to make her his wife although her parents want a royal spouse for their high spirited daughter.
Niall Mackinnon the Master of the household decides that Lachlan is a rival for Mairi's affection so he plots to kill the him during a hunt. Instead they turn the tables and kill him. Even before the incident a feud split the two clans who share ownership of the Isle of Mull under the auspices of Laird John MacDonald.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner