Written entirely in Scots, this is a science fiction novel set in a future where the Scottish Highlands are the only unsubmerged area of Britain. With strong characters and a gripping plot, the well-defined settings create an atmosphere of paranoia and danger. The exciting denouement has a surprising twist and is set on Schiehallion. The introduction includes a section on how to read the Scots in this book, Matthew has made the spelling as straightforward as possible for a population used to English spelling conventions.
Matthew Fitt is a vibrant Scots writer. His book takes the next step on from having poetry and dialogue in Scots to the complete work. It is supplying a market where there is a dearth of material both commercially and educationally. He is best known for translating classic children's fiction into Scots by authors such as J.K. Rowling and Roald Dahl.