A Falcon For A Queen Author:Catherine Gaskin It's a long way to come from China to the depths of the Scottish Highlands for the sake of a few words splashed in confused Chinese script down the side of a scroll with a drawing of a bird perched on a bare willow bough. But this cryptic message was what brought lovely young Kirsty Howard to Scotland, back to the ancestral home, Cluain, and to... more » the grandfather she had never met. For these words were her brother's last and Kirsty was determined to find out the truth about his death. Was it an accident as she had been told? Or was it something deliberate.....like murder?« less
It was a long way from China, to Cluain, the great, austere manor house in the Scottish Highlands. As the young girl stepped from the train that had brought her to Northern Scotland, a sense of such loneliness and desolation assailed her that the distance seemed even greater. Was it an omen? What force had driven her to seek out a mysterious and embittered grandfather she had never known? What impelled her-unannounced and probably unwelcome-toward an ancestral home she had never seen? the answers came readily to mind, but they only added to her fear and anxiety.