This is a brilliant contemporary novel, set at the time of the opening of the Scottish Parliament. The heroine, descended from the great Johnnie Armstrong, gets to the final of an American television contest, The Neophyte, not unlike The Apprentice on British TV. After apparently losing, with all the shame and chagrin that goes with it, she is given a second chance and sets about trying to steal the Scottish Crown Jewels, which are protected by the police, the Army, and also by a secret ancient society, because of the symbolism and power of the stone in the Sceptre, the Powerstone. This is a beautifully crafted tale, which will keep you wondering what happens next until the end.
Fledgling Press held the Book Launch at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, close to the spot where the theft takes place.
You can now buy Powerstone: Stealing the Scottish Crown Jewels in the following digital formats: