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Culann Chronicles

BOOK   2
The Picts' Plight

Duncan MacDonald     
Jakarta  7 October  2013      
 Culann (b AD 640 - ) was raised by one of the leaders of the Fianna in Ireland. After many adventures Culann later joined the Celtic church on Iona as a warrior monk. This historical novel is based on events taking place after the Synod of Whitby in 664 AD.
      Culann and Fergus combine with Sister Fea to rescue and return a group of captured Picts to their homeland in the Hebrides.

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Culann's voyages
          The three voyages Culann took to release the Pict prisoners, plus Fea's rescue voyage

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          The Burghead Bull = 7th century Pictish carving on a standing stone from Morayshire Scotland - now in the The British Museum
Culann leaving the students
          Fergus stood, waited a few heartbeats then quietly walked off.“What’s got into him?” asked the student.“He’s a Pict you fool.”

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Angel whipping St Columba
         Brother Bryan related how the the angel, holding the glass book, whipped Saint Columba

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In the Hall of the Dunadd King
          In the Hall of the Dal-Riata King

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Confrontation at Dunadd
          Confrontation at Dunadd

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Lios mor Infirmary
         Sister Tamara with Sister Fea at Lios mor Infirmary

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         “Keep still. Don’t move.” commanded Culann as he held up his right hand as a sign of peace to the silver haired warrior ahead of him. Fergus repeated this to the Picts but drew his sword. Everyone was aware of more warriors bearing spears and clubs emerging from the surrounding forest.

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Pict warrior embracing his daughter
         Suddenly the silence was shattered as one of the Pict girls ran forward to a Pict warrior crying “Papa, Papa!”. The girl threw herself at the warrior, embracing him.

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Fergus vs Red Deer           Fergus vs the Red Deer on the forest trail

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Celebrations
         Fergus was greeted by Brother Bryan, Culann and the celebrating clan of Poolewe

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Culann building a forge
     Culann showed some of the young Picts how to construct a bellows to superheat metal. This was the first step in making a rudimentary 'Smith'.

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Picts curach
          The Picts from from Eilean a' Cheò (Isle of Skye) demanding the deer hindquarter as toll from the Iona currach.    Meanwhile Fergus deftly destroys their boat.

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          The Leader sliced viciously down where Culann was standing. But Culan slid easily to one side as the Leader's sword blade arced overhead

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Fergus and Culann rafting
         Fergus and Culann rafting to get help for their stranded colleagues

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         Brother Marcus grieving for the massacred monks on Eigg

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         Culann and Fergus - Eigg aftermath

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          "Fergus, Fergus, is that you?" Fergus looked around to find a slim blonde girl in a nun's habit. He recognised the young girl from Poolewe, Sinead.

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Fea on Lios mor          Sisters Tamara and Maia, laughing said to a distraught Fea "That's not a Ghost; that's actually Brother Culann and young Fergus, climbing up the hill".

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                                           Culann and Fea - united at last

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Reviewed    18  August   2017