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The Stronghold

By Mollie Hunter

Published Jan 2010

First century Orkney: a time when the power of the Druids holds ordinary people in dread and Roman slave-traders are frequent visitors. Coll is a young lad who senses the threat of attack and decides to act to save his people…

Hunter’s powerful recreation of the society of this distant period is utterly convincing, full of insight and compelling tension.

Winner of the Carnegie Medal.