336 Pages, 5.1 x 7.7 in
- February 2023
- In Stock
The year is 1317, and young squire Benedict Russell has joined the English-held garrison of Berwick-upon-Tweed after the spectacular Scottish victory at Bannockburn three years earlier.
Serious and self-doubting, he can’t wait for his time there to come to an end. Living on the disputed territory between Scotland and England is a precarious existence, and as the Scots draw ever closer and the English king does nothing to stop them, Benedict finds himself in a race against time to solve the brutal murder of a young girl and find the traitor who lurks within Berwick’s walls.
Dark Hunter offers a fascinating glimpse of how the Scottish Wars of Independence may have been perceived from the other side' ~Allan Massie, The Scotsman
A lifetime of extensive research has resulted in the firm grasp of period detail that makes Dark Hunter an immersive and entertaining read' ~Alastair Mabbott, The Herald
Watson, a medieval historian, brings to vivid life the sights, sounds and smells of this 14th-century world, especially the claustrophobic, volatile atmosphere of Berwick, with encroaching danger outside the walls and treachery nestling in the nooks and crannies of the streets' ~Daily Mail
As a portrayal of a mediaeval town under siege, the novel is excellent' ~LoveReading
Choc full of joys' ~Kenny Farquharson
A masterful debut novel' ~Bookliterati
The story is well told and captures beautifully the time and essence of the 14th century… For lovers of historical fiction, this is a book to be enjoyed by the fire on a cold evening’ ~Historical Novel Society
An excellent medieval mystery novel that is pacey and full of tension, but which is also historically fascinating and informative' ~Scottish Field
The historical background in this novel is impeccable... definitely worth a read' ~Graham Drew, Scots Magazine, Book of the Month