There are some photos taken around the Gathering on the website. Click on the Read More link below to view them.
The Gathering was a great success, with nearly 200 people attending from around the world. The photo below shows The Clan Chief, Margaret Eliott, being piped into the area where we all listened to some brief speeches and then watched displays of falconry and brawling. Other displays were held in other parts of the grounds of Redheugh, the Chief's residence.
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'The Gathering' the long awaited sequel to 'Clan' by David P Elliot is now available in paperback and in all e-book formats for your favourite device. You can buy now from most major vendors and if you would like a signed copy simply contact me via Red Cap Books and let me know.
Below are the first two reviews of 'The Gathering' :
Review from Amazon: 'I have waited (not very patiently) for the follow up to CLAN with keen anticipation and because I enjoyed CLAN so much I was a little bit apprehensive about how the author would tackle the next book, having now read the Gathering I am not disappointed.
The Gathering, excellent, excellent, excellent! From page 1 of the prologue I was as they say "back in the zone" The author has masterfully carried on this very exciting story from the first book. The Gathering is a superb mixture of the historical mixed with the supernatural and is a wonderfully crafted piece of writing.
The story is excellently written with many twists and turns and with the addition of new strong characters the author has built on the excellence of CLAN and dare I say surpassed it with The Gathering.
I would highly recommend The Gathering to anyone who enjoys excellent writing, wonderful plot and superb characters.'
Review from Amazon: 'By page 20 I was intrigued. 20 pages later, I was hooked. Chapter by chapter, the book draws you in. You might think that the end of a decent novel is in sight just halfway through, but not a bit of it. Instead this intriguing and clever plot deepens still further, with yet ever more unexpected twists and turns along the way. `The Gathering' is not only a great read but is also written with style.'
Plot Summary: 28 years after a young child is rescued from a supernatural attack the nightmares have begun. Are these simply childhood memories emerging from somewhere buried deep in his subconscious? Or has the Evil really returned to attack him once more?
In David P Elliot’s sequel to his historical supernatural thriller ‘Clan’, Thomas Ralstone needs to turn again to his family to understand what is happening and why a Russian mercenary is stalking him and seems determined to return him to the scene of his childhood nightmares in the Borders of Scotland and the dark brooding menace of Hermitage Castle where it seems a 700 year old curse is once again unravelling to threaten him.
'The Gathering' has a price in ebook versions of $USD5.99 or other currency equivalents.
Click on the Newsletters menu item above to go to the Newsletters page and read the Autumn 2013 issue of the society's newsletter.
This issue includes information about the Clan Gathering in Scotland in September this year. There will be a good contingent of Australians attending.
Back in July 2009, we had the Elliot Gathering at Redheugh, the Chief's estate just out of Newcastleton. This was followed a few days later by The Gathering 2009, a gathering of all the Clans, around 120 of them, in Edinburgh for the first time for well over a century. You can read about these events in the extracts from the electronic copy of our summer newsletter 2009 on this website. Subsequent newsletters are also archived on this site, and if you are a new member, or just interested, you will find some interesting information about the Clan and its history in them.
The next Gathering of the Elliot Clan at Redheugh will be in 2013, and I recommend to you in the strongest terms that you consider saving your holidays up so you can attend that event. I and others who attended the 2009 gathering are still talking about it and committed to going again, and again. From the interest shown thus far, it looks like we will have a fairly big contingent for the 2013 Gathering and may be able to benefit from bulk bookings.
The official Elliot Clan Society website is a virtual gathering place for all Elliots, Elliotts, Eliotts, Eliots and anyone else who is interested in the Clan's history. The society has several international branches and members can be found all over the world.
This is the website of the Australian branch of the Elliot Clan Society.
Book for Sale
The society has copies of the book "Clan", by David P. Elliot for sale for $18. If you would like to order it, please send us an email.
The story draws heavily on the Clan system in Scotland in a very turbulent period in The Borders. It includes both contemporary and historical information which will interest those who enjoy supernatural or historical or thriller genres.
David Elliot is 57, frustrated, out of work and has three failed marriages behind him. In 2007 he goes to the Borders of Scotland hoping that his ancestry will help him find some validation of his life. Accompanied by his daughter, son-in-law and his grandson Thomas, he finds that his bloodline leads his family into terrifying danger. 700 years of history threaten those he holds dearest, as myth and reality of “The Bloodiest Valley in Britain” combine.
The corruption of the rich and powerful meets legend as Good and Evil clash over the ancient Throne of Scotland and power in the modern world. William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, Border Reivers, creatures of supernatural horror and past heroes of the Elliot Clan are all involved, as the evil Lord William de Soulis actions his plan to assume power over an unsuspecting world.
All that stands against him is a family fighting desperately to protect a child. Their only weapon is their love of family… the power of their Clan.