Tour: The Scots of Dalriada

By Rowena Kinread

June 2 – 5


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About The scots of dalriada

Fergus, Loarn and Angus, Princes of the Dalriada, are forced into exile by their scheming half-brother and the druidess Birga One-tooth.

Fergus conceals himself as a stable lad on Aran and falls helplessly in love with a Scottish princess, already promised to someone else. Loarn crosses swords against the Picts. Angus designs longboats.

Always on the run the brothers must attempt to outride their adversaries by gaining power themselves. Together they achieve more than they could possibly dream of.

Fergus Mór (The Great) is widely recognised as the first King of Scotland, giving Scotland its name and its language. Rulers of Scotland and England from Kenneth mac Alpín until the present time claim descent from Fergus Mór.
Full of unexpected twists and turns, this is a tale of heart-breaking love amidst treachery, deceit and murder.

Praise for the scots of dalriada

Rating: 5 out of 5.

An imaginative tale of a little known part of Irish and Scottish history.
The culture of the time is vividly depicted and helps make this story a real page turner. Amazon Review


(These reviews are included here to illustrate the quality of this author’s historical fiction. They relate to her earlier novel relating to the same period, The Missionary.)

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This is a historical thriller, fascinating from beginning to end. The author obviously put in a lot of research to make this book absolutely authentic from the state of Ireland in the 5th century, to the clothing, the food they ate and the lives the inhabitants lived. The vivid descriptions of the landscape, architecture and even sounds and smell transfers the reader right into the middle of the action.  Amazon Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Missionary is my first Kinread book, and I’m going to say that she hit it out of the park…The sheer amount of research and actual historical events brought to life by Kinread is stunning. She paints a picture that brings history to life. The characters, setting, and writing jump off the page. The story doesn’t lull. The writing kept the pages moving….Fantastic book. Amazon Review

About the Author

Rowena Kinread grew up in Ripon, Yorkshire with her large family and a horde of pets.

She began writing in the nineties. Her special area of interest is history. After researching her ancestry and finding family roots in Ireland with the Dalriada clan, particularly this era. Her debut fiction novel titled “The Missionary” is a historical novel about the dramatic life of St. Patrick. It was published by Pegasus Publishers in April 2021 and has been highly appraised by The Scotsman, The Yorkshire Post and the Irish Times.

Her second novel “The Scots of Dalriada” centres around Fergus Mór, the founder father of Scotland and takes place in 5th century Ireland and Scotland. It was published by Pegasus in January 2023.

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