How Sleep the Brave! - James Hunter
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’. But his foster brother Luis Salvador had evicted him from Fenwick Ha’ because he espoused the covenant cause and Marion had not seen or heard from him for so long. Would she see him again and would he be able to evade the clutches of Luis? Would the Black Avenger be able to rescue her from the forced marriage to Luis?
An exciting, fast-paced historical novel regarding the events of Scottish history in 1688.