Scottish Quests

The Three Perils of Man – James Hogg

The Raiders – S. R. Crockett

The World’s Desire – Andrew Lang and H. Rider Haggard

PUBLICATION DATE November 2014
PRICE £2.99
ISBN 9781910486108 (epub) 9781910486115 (mobi)
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The Scottish Quests bundle offers excitement and adventure in abundance. Three classic Scottish novels take the idea of the quest in completely different directions but they all take the heroes on exhilarating journeys which deserve to re-read over and over again.
 

The Three Perils of Man by James Hogg

The Three Perils of Man encompasses many genres with elements of supernatural, adventure, comedy and romance. Whilst initially appearing as a historical romance, the novel develops two main plots concerning the supernatural (at Aikwood Castle) and the chivalric (at Roxburgh Castle) and becomes a subtle mix of supernatural folk tale, historical novel, chivalric epic and comedy all underpinned with a clear description of traditional rural life. The story mixes historical reality with the incredible and always with a great deal of humour and imagination.

The Raiders by S. R. Crockett

A classic fantasy novel first published in 1890. The continued story of the hero Odysseus, ‘the Wanderer’, who returns to find his wife slain and his home destroyed. Aphrodite appears to him and tells him to seek out Helen of Troy. This quest for Helen —‘the world’s desire’ — is the subject of the story. Andrew Lang was well-known for his translations of Homer and it is this background that allows him to imitate the writing and tone of the original flawlessly.

The World’s Desire  by Andrew Lang and H. Rider Haggard

A classic fantasy novel first published in 1890. The continued story of the hero Odysseus, ‘the Wanderer’, who returns to find his wife slain and his home destroyed. Aphrodite appears to him and tells him to seek out Helen of Troy. This quest for Helen —‘the world’s desire' – is the subject of the story.
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