Scotland: 9th century. Two friends await their traditional community bonding ceremony. Donnell thinks he knows his fate, while his friend Malcolm anticipates rejection. Haunted by a mystical encounter in the woods, both young men embark separately on their apprenticeships: Donnell with a mixture of excitement and guilt, and Malcolm with resignation – and a lasting bitterness. When fate brings them together again on a quest to find a renegade druid, Donnell’s choices could affect the future of the realm – and directly threaten his own future too.
Scottish mythology and ancient Celtic lore meet historical fantasy in this prequel novella to the whole Druid Stones Saga.