John Sandiman is a librarian at a run-down Glasgow college full of feckless students and overseen by hopeless jobsworths.
Fed up with his job, still mourning the cowardly way that Jessica, his ex-girlfriend, dumped him and bemoaning the apathy of the Scots, Sandiman dreams of the time when Caledonia was led by kings.
So when Natalie, his colleague and drinking buddy, mentions something called The Book of Deer, he takes no notice. After all, there’s little a librarian can do to change the world.
Or is there? What Sandiman did not anticipate was that a fictional character from Scotland’s past would come vibrantly to life, hurling him into a quest to face his own past and change his country’s future.
Spanning two millennia from the sea kingdom of Dalriada to the Scottish referendum of 1997, The Legend of John Macnab takes readers behind events they thought they knew and brings them face-to-face with a forgotten icon more splendid than the Stone of Destiny.