Review by Matthew Harper
Publish Date: 2003
Genre: Historical Fiction, Adventure
Time Period: 1600′s Scotland
A good read-aloud for older children.
Age Range: 11 -15
From the back of the book: “Angus M’Kethe, a ready archer, guards sheep from scavenging crows. Loyal to his family, Angus must match wits in a life-and-death struggle against Highlanders. By faith, Angus turns his beloved game of chess into a tool of victory. But desperate fear grips the Clan with an unexpected murder! Will Covenanters be found guilty? Angus’s true test of manhood and marksmanship will come at the Battle of Drumlog!”
I like this book because, just like the first, it tells Scottish history in a riveting and engaging way. I recommend this book for young and old alike, as a good way to learn about what the brave Scottish Covenanters did to protect their faith and their lives!
In a nutshell: I highly recommend this book for young men who are on the brink of manhood, to see how another young man stepped up in the face of incredible odds. A very good read!