Set in 12th century Scotland, Summer Warrior is book 1 in The Clan Donald Saga, the story of Somerled, the Norse-Gael who forged the Kingdom of the Isles and won the heart of a Norse princess.
“Walker’s superb storytelling makes history come alive!”
– Danelle Harmon, NY Times Bestselling Author
Somerled’s parentage was noble, of the Kings of Dublin, the royal house of Argyll and the great Ard Ri, the High Kings of Ireland. But when the Norse invaded Argyll and the Isles, his family’s fortunes fell with those of his people. All hope seemed lost when he rose from the mists of Morvern to rally the Gaels, the Scots and the Irish.
Sweeping across Argyll and the Isles like a fast-moving storm, brilliant in strategy and fearless in battle, Somerled began retaking his ancestral lands, driving away the invaders and freeing the people from the Norse stranglehold. In doing so, he would win the title Somerle Mor, Somerled the Mighty, Lord of Argyll, Kintyre and Lorne and, eventually, Lord of the Isles.
This is the unforgettable story of the Norse-Gael who forged the Kingdom of the Isles and won the heart of a Norse king’s daughter.
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A Spellbinding Tale! Beautiful Worldbuilding! Meticulously Researched!
“Walker weaves a spellbinding tale of heroism and adventure coupled with a touching love story.”
A Reader's Review
“Walker’s world building is beautiful, magical and intricate; lifelike and credible. The romance between Ragnhild and Somerled is tangible and unmistakable. A captivating and delightful story.”
– The Reading Café
“Summer Warrior is a meticulously researched, beautifully written saga of truth, love and history. Walker is a is a true shining star of the genre.”
– Chicks, Rogues & Scandals
Background photograph by Paul Marriott, taken from the Isle of Man where the Clan Donald Saga begins, used with his permission; and the banner image of the Isle of Skye by photographer Kenny Muir is used with his permission. My thanks to them both!