Mac Alpin's Scotland
About the Book
This slice of historical fiction begins with the ancient vampire entity of The Forbidden Tome; Hansel and Gretel’s True Tale and of Lethal Assumed; Lost Tome Found, not in Germany of the 1850s or present day Seattle but in the days of yore when Scotland was in Mother Earth’s womb and about to be birthed.
The tale of Cinaed Mac Alpin , known commonly as Kenneth, and his queen Aiobheean, opens as his life is fledgling and he is a boy of seven in 818AD British Isles. So much is primitive but moving towards formation of a nation.
The scale of the story is huge. And yes, it involves vampires and passionate embraces of significant characters in history. Yet the book also includes the sweep of one hundred and forty critical years in the building of that romantic land they now call Scotland.
Have you ever wondered about what truly ensued with the incident known as Mac Alpin’s Treason? Or with the clash of the Pictish and Gael cultures and with how the Pictish way of life vanished? Where did those tattooed people go? Or with how the Catholic Church brought its weight upon the land? Find answers, sophisticated answers, in this rendering.
There are descriptions of the people who allowed this time to flow down upon the world. There are births, deaths, passion, sadness and the tumultuous turmoil of a bold but wild era. Sink your teeth into this tale.
About the Author
Jeffrey Underwood graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in psychology. Though he has practiced as a Registered Nurse for many years, he comes from a family of published authors. His first published work was The Forbidden Tome; Hansel and Gretel’s True Tale. His second was entitled Lethal Assumed; Lost Tome Found. This is his third effort at writing a tome but his first effort at true historical fiction. He currently resides in Mountlake Terrace, Washington, a suburb of Seattle and again hopes that those who read this third offering enjoy the time spent.
Kate Taylor collaborated with Jeffrey Underwood on this particular novel. Kate is nationally certified as an Activities Director. While she has worked in healthcare for many years and won awards for her service there, she is also talented in the world of watercolor and enjoys playing the piano. This work is her second serious effort at writing as her first work is entitled Pink Eraser. She has contributed to books in the Activities profession. They say that no one lives in New Hampshire, but Kate does, and she has much in the way of writing to share. She hopes that all who read this tale of fiction and much fact will want for more.
Jeff and Kate met online and found that their collaborative interests meshed splendidly and this novel is the first example of that blending of gusto for writing that they certainly both have.