In seventeenth-century Scotland, saying the wrong thing can lead to banishment—or worse. Accused of being a witch, sixteen-year-old Maggie Blair is sentenced to be hanged. She escapes, but instead of finding shelter with her principled, patriotic uncle, she brings disaster to his door.
Betrayed by one of her own accusers, Maggie must try to save her uncle and his family from the king’s men, even if she has to risk her own life in the process.
Originally published in the UK, this book has a powerful blend of heart-stopping action and thought-provoking themes.
First let me say that I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this cover. It is so beautiful.
This book had actually been previously released in the UK under another name. It is going to be making its US debut in just a short while.
Elizabeth Laird allows the reader to step back in time to 17th century Scotland. It was a time of struggle and strife. Young Maggie Blair was falsely accused of witchcraft as many others were. It was common back then to quickly call someone a witch because you didn’t like them. Thus ending their life.
Unlike many women, Maggie managed to escape her captures and goes on the run. She ends up at her uncle’s house in the hopes of hiding out. However, trouble is close on her heels.
I really loved the vivid descriptions of the people and places. I have always wanted to go to Scotland since my mom’s family is from there. This book helped transport me there.