The folklore of Scotland has gripped the imagination for centuries, with its stories of sublime creatures, high adventures and uncanny spirits of all kinds. The human and fairy realms of Scotland’s mythical heritage blur seamlessly together: knights and clan leaders clash swords in the same lands where brownies and bogles romp; and simple farmers and fishermen frequently cross paths with the enchanting and formidable ‘fair folk’ of both land and sea. Long has been the exchange of culture between Scotland and Ireland, leading to some familiar characters cropping up in both countries’ mythologies.
Nonetheless, Scotland’s folklore adds its own flavour to the telling of some well-known Gaelic tales, as well as a variety of stories that are uniquely Scottish. From legends of siege, chivalry and courage like ‘Conall Cra Bhuidhe’ and ‘Black Agnes’, to whimsical yarns such as ‘The Fairies of Merlin’s Crag’; from the frightening stories of ‘The Haunted Ships’ and ‘The Ghosts of Craig-Aulnaic’, to tales of animals such as ‘The Brown Bear of the Green Glen’ – this gorgeous collection of folk and fairy tales captures the essence of Scotland’s ancient and vibrant folkloric tradition. The Flame Tree Gothic Fantasy, Classic Stories and Epic Tales collections bring together the entire range of myth, folklore and modern short fiction.
Highlighting the roots of suspense, supernatural, science fiction and mystery stories, the books in Flame Tree Collections series are beautifully presented, perfect as a gift and offer a lifetime of reading pleasure.