As Christendom approached the first Millennium, conflict and war prevailed
throughout a troubled Scotland. The population remained under constant threat
from bloodthirsty Viking raids, and the High Kings of Scots came and went, their
brief reigns usually coming to a violent end.
In 995, young Cormac mac Farquhar, newly succeeding his father as Thane of
Glamis, was to find himself reluctantly caught up in the misfortunes of the ruling
monarch, Kenneth the Second, and the ensuing national chaos. But little did Cormac
know that out of his legacy of hatred, he would find unexpected happiness.