The historical tale of 12th century guerrilla leader Somerled, who rose from obscurity to found one of the world's most famous dynasties and the last Celtic state.
Somerled, a youthful athlete with a passion for military tactics, is accustomed to scraping out a meagre subsistence in a travelling band of self-styled guerrillas. Convinced that they are the last ones left defending the kingdom from Norse depradations, thei imagine the odds are hopelessly stacked against them. However a chance meeting with an aging clan captain by the banks of the River Aline leads to the discovery of some startling secrets. With the truth about his friends and family fully revealed, a new path is open to him: one he had not previously considered. His band of men will take on the might of a transatlantic empire, and change the course of history, forever.