Ian's Books: Scottish Novels

Opportunities: Jamie Leith in Darien

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In July 1698, five ships sailed from Scotland on a secret mission; a final hail-Mary attempt to save both their economy and their country. Their goal? To colonize Panama, set up a new trade route overland into the Pacific, and change the history of the world forever. Street-smart teenager, Jamie Leith, inadvertently stows away, becoming shackled to the adventure. This is his story, and much more. 
This is a story that should have been told centuries ago.It should have been trumpeted from the battlements of Edinburgh Castle, and proudly broadcast to the world. But it was not. Perhaps due to the nature of its end, the Scottish Darien story has languished at the periphery of history, covered in a nation's disgrace, and wrapped in the blankets of shame, purposely hidden. 

The Darien Scheme was a world-changing event that few people today even know existed. The Scots raised half the actual capital in Scotland for the scheme, confident that they would dominate world trade. It was as large a leap of faith as to set a colony on Mars today. 

A FREE prequel to the Caledonii: Birth of a Celtic Nation series is now available....


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It is 69AD, and the Romans have been lords of the southern part of Britain for over twenty years. Knowing their eyes are forever northward, the Brigante King Venutius decides to send two of his young sons north to safety. 
Sewell, a northern druid, is sent on the mission to locate the boys, then get them safe to his homeland in the Caledonii nation. 
It is a dangerous journey through hostile lands, and there are many who would stand in his way. 
He cannot fail. 

Caledonii: Birth of a Celtic Nation...  a growing series of five eBooks



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The year is 74 AD. The Roman Legions have held control of Southern England for 19 years. In that time they have solidified their hold, and put down tribal rebellions by Boudicca of the Icenii, and Venutius of the Brigantes. With the tribes pacified at their backs, the Romans advance their roads northward, with their goal: the conquest of Scotland. 
The Northern Druids, realizing this, have arranged a ‘great gather’ of all seventeen tribal/clan, chiefs. Amidst the bitter local rivalries, and deep-scored bickering, the Druids try to unite the clans together to face the oncoming Roman threat. 
Calach is the fifteen-year-old eldest son of the chief of the Caledonii Clan, and is cast into clan politics for the first time. Destined to be chief one day, and acknowledging the importance of such a gathering, he is bewildered by the chief’s antipathy to each other. 
Thus begins Calach’s story. 

The full series is available in all eBook formats; 
Caledonii: Birth of a Celtic Nation. 1. The Great Gather 
Caledonii: Birth of a Celtic Nation. 2. The Druid's Plan 
Caledonii: Birth of a Celtic Nation. 3. The Coming of Age 
Caledonii: Birth of a Celtic Nation. 4. The Romans Invade 
Caledonii: Birth of a Celtic Nation. 5. Druid's Work 



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