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S P Mount

Prickly Scots (Pts I & II)

Prickly Scots (Pts I & II)
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A fantastical tale set within the realistic context of everyday life in Scotland, Prickly Scots delivers with rich detail and verisimilitude a story to get your teeth into. A descriptive epic written in two parts, it is essentially a comedy delivered via the quirkiness of its many main characters - human and otherwise.\\\\r\\\\n\\\\r\\\\nAn irascible plant life, a space faring castle, new breeds of aliens and a motley crew of finely nuanced characters in three time periods, each with their own agenda, get caught up in the time travelling, inter-dimensional adventure of one family\\\\\\\'s ancient curse.\\\\r\\\\n\\\\r\\\\nCursed, herself, with a beautiful mind and looks like the south end of a northbound horse, Sadie Wallace has lived a long, lonely and bitter life since as a teenager in 1934 she\\\\\\\'d whacked her parents with an oar on Loch Ness. But over seven decades later, with the arrival of an unexplained phenomenon shortly followed by an abandoned baby and a peculiar young family coming to live on her family\\\\\\\'s estate turned orphanage, it\\\\\\\'s not just her memories of her parent\\\\\\\'s disappearance that changes beyond all recognition as Archiebald MacGregor grows up. And just what is the nature of the connection that exists between her and her working class housekeeper Meg Hume - a woman that the children love but whom Sadie only loves to demean at every turn?\\\\r\\\\n\\\\r\\\\nThe ones actually cursed back in the 16th century by an iniquitous being and with very real consequence, Angus and Morag MacGregor together with an enigmatic alien named C-Throo, are doomed to watch Archie die over and over again as he fails to complete a series of tasks that must be completed to put an end to their own immortal existence once and for all. While integrating into whatever culture the Blue Phenomenon has chosen for them, they must closely guard the secret of their true existence and the ancestral, now souped up with alien technology, castle run by a sentient and scathing plant life this time hidden on a small isle.\\\\r\\\\n\\\\r\\\\nShona Clancy, a bumbling but ambitious news reporter out to prove a point to a public who once ridiculed her, is cursed with having to leave her glamorous lifestyle behind to come home to look after her ailing and acerbic mother who puts her down and embarrasses her at every turn. But in more ways than one this might just turn out to be a blessing in disguise as an old flame, and her erstwhile obsession with the Blue Phenomenon become reignited.\\\\r\\\\n\\\\r\\\\nDolores \\\\\\\'Dizzy D\\\\\\\' Dingle, cursed by everything under the sun, is a disaster area; everybody and everything she comes into contact with kind of cursed themselves for simply having encountered this walking typhoon. A stoner from Canada, Dolores saunters aimlessly and obliviously through life trying unsuccessfully to reclaim her Englishness. But like her great aunt Sadie, the events that take place in 1934, long before Dolores was even born, might just change everything about her reality too. \\\\r\\\\n\\\\r\\\\nThe entire village of Murkentilloch is sorely cursed for having a terrible hairdresser - Jennyfer \\\\\\\'Crocodile Teeth\\\\\\\' LeClair. Did the ex-prostitute really do away with her eccentric, over talkative husband Herr Katz or did he hitch up his lederhosen and do a runner on the night of the Blue Phenomenon when he finally sobered up and realised just what a reptile his second wife was? \\\\r\\\\n\\\\r\\\\nBook II sees the cast lost in time and others popping up in different centuries all over the place as parallels intermingle to affect everything you thought you knew. Everything. \\\\r\\\\n\\\\r\\\\nLargely set in Inverness in 1587, this part of the story sees a biblical artefact being sought out, the object of Archie\\\\\\\'s task, but with being hunted down and accused of being a warlock it isn\\\\\\\'t an easy one. But whom does he meet along the way? You might be surprised. And who gets to live, and where, when, even, and who dies or should never have existed at all?
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Adventure , Contemporary , General , Historical , Humor , Mystery , Other , Regional , Suspense , Young Adult
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