Scottish Highlands inspire Elizabeth Gates’ debut historical novel set in the midst of the French Revolution

After taking a trip to Argyll, Scotland, Elizabeth Gates was inspired to write her debut historical novel, The Wolf of Dalriada .

 “It was such a beautiful place,” explains Elizabeth, “the ancient land made me really feel the characters and they fit so well into the beautiful landscape.” Set in 1793, Elizabeth’s novel focuses on uneasy Scottish landowners who struggle to secure their wealth and power as the French Revolution unfolds in Europe. Can anyone ride the maelstrom of these dangerous times? Only, it seems, Malcolm Craig Lowrie – the legendary Wolf of Dalriada. 

In remote Argyll, people cry out to the young laird for protection against the evil of the Clearances. And there is also a beautiful Frenchwoman – staked as a child on the turn of a card – now living in thrall to her debauched captor, Sir William Robinson. But can the Wolf of Dalriada safeguard his people? Can the Wolf defeat enemies who, like the spirit of Argyll’s Corryvrecken Whirlpool, threaten to engulf them all?

‘Just stunning writing, historical turmoil and romance at its very best.’ – Rhona Whiteford, author and independent publisher, Wild Dog Books Ltd

‘A fascinating blend of romance and intrigue set in the highlands of Scotland. Thoroughly recommended.’ – Jacqueline Farrell, author of Sophronia and the Vampire , The Wild Rose Press

Copies of Elizabeth's majestic historical novel, The Wolf of Dalriada, are available upon request from Matador. 

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