The first in a trilogy of novels charting the fortunes of Patrick, Master of Gray, the most devilishly handsome man in 16th century Europe and perhaps the most treacherous
Born of one of Scotland's noblest families, Patrick Gray was fascinating, irresistible, ambitious and ruthless: the first book of a trilogy.
Involved in a daring plot to free the imprisoned Mary Queen of Scots, and immersed in the intrigues of Elizabeth Tudor's court, Gray strode imperiously across the turbulent stage of European history, crushing those who resisted his legendary charm.
The great events of the sixteenth century provide a colourful backdrop to this stirring tale of love, adventure and betrayal.
'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday
He has an amazingly broad grip of Scottish history - Daily Telegraph
One of Scotland's most prolific and respected writers - The Times
An accomplished writer of compelling and unforgettable historical novels - She magazine
Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes - Scotland on Sunday
Tranter's popularity lies in his knack of making historical events immediate and exciting - Historical Novels Review
An informative, entertaining read - Daily Examiner
He treats history with respect - Financial Times