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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

Scotland.

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.

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