How Sleep the Brave
by James H.
A Novel of 17th Century
"Hush ye, hush ye, little pet
Hush ye, hush ye, do not fret
The Black Avenger shall not get
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.
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