The Sirens of Falkeld

"A courageous glimpse of historical details entwined in the tales of Scottish tradition." -InD'tale Magazine

A 2016 RONE Award Finalist

Kade Finley, of the Scottish Isles, was raised on legends of the sea. His Gaffer, Toran Finley said, that beneath Muireall's wind-swept cliffs, deep under the waves, there lived a legend as old as the Highlands themselves. Of Manannán Mac Lir, the sea god, and his beautiful maighdean mhara, who swam the tides, luring sailors to their deaths.

But they're not just legend.

Kade saw one on his ninth birthday. On that day, a fierce storm swallowed half the island, and his da, Aidan Finley, was never seen again.

It's been nine years since Da disappeared, and Gaffer is dying.

Desperate to save him, Kade decides to capture a maighdean mhara, of whom the stories say will grant one wish if caught. But Admiral Gilbert Owen, commander of the island's WWII naval base, complicates things. In his quest for power, the Admiral has enraged the maidens, making it dangerous to be human in maighdean mhara infested waters.

The Last Nine Winters of Aidan Finley
A Sirens of Falkeld Novella

Companion novella to the 2016 RONE Award nominee, The Sirens of Falkeld 

Aidan Finley dreamed of marrying the girl with the red hair who stole his heart as a lad. He dreamed of a family and growing old together in a cottage atop Muireall’s wind-swept cliffs. 

But Aidan didn’t know what swam beneath the island’s dark, fathomless waves. 

He never realized what fragile things dreams can be. 

After a storm ravishes the island one summer day, he finds a creature caught beneath a rock in a cave. His choice to save her will alter his world forever—for even dreams aren’t safe from the siren’s song.


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