Book Review: Caledon by Virginia Crow

Book: Caledon
Author: Virginia Crow
Genre: Historical Fantasy
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Book Overview

A historical fantasy adventure set in post-Culloden Scotland.

After the destruction of the Jacobite forces at Culloden, Scotland is divided, vulnerable and leaderless. But, as the ageless Caledon awakes, so too does an ancient evil. The small Clan of Caledon face enemies at every turn, discovering that even those closest to them may seek to destroy them.

“Go out and tell all those you meet, Caledon has risen. Caledon will be protected and defended. And to you who would cause her harm, be prepared. A new fight has come.”

After the destruction of the Jacobite forces at Culloden, Scotland is divided, vulnerable and leaderless, with survivors from both sides seeking to make sense of the battles they have fought against their fellow Scots.

James Og flees Drumossie, seeking the protection of his uncle’s house in Sutherland. It is here James learns that the Northern Highlands hold a secret power only he can wield: Caledon. When Ensign John Mackay begins hunting Og’s family, James realises he must harness this power to defeat the enemies of Scotland.

But, as the ageless Caledon awakes, so too does an ancient evil. When it allies with Mackay, the small Clan of Caledon faces enemies at every turn, discovering that even those closest to them may seek to destroy them.

This is the first book in a series, which spans the years 1746-1752.

Book Review

Virginia Crow has created a story that is both a compelling mixture of history and full of struggles for survival. The historical details, descriptions of the spectacular and often treacherous terrain of the area, and supernatural elements make for a fast-flowing plot.

I have a particular soft spot for the Scottish Highlands and am so glad to have found an author that is not only fantastic at writing in that time period but is also developing a series!

“Go out and tell all those you meet, Caledon has risen. Caledon will be protected and defended. And to you who would cause her harm, be prepared. A new fight has come.”

Get ready for quite the journey. You’re going to love this read!


Giveaway Details

Virginia Crow will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Giftcard to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


About the Author

Virginia grew up in Orkney, using the breath-taking scenery to fuel her imagination and the writing fire within her. Her favourite genres to write are fantasy and historical fiction, sometimes mixing the two together such as her soon-to-be-published book “Caledon”. She enjoys swashbuckling stories such as the Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas and is still waiting for a screen adaption that lives up to the book!



When she’s not writing, Virginia is usually to be found teaching music, and obtained her MLitt in “History of the Highlands and Islands” last year. She believes wholeheartedly in the power of music, especially as a tool of inspiration. She also helps out with the John o’ Groats Book Festival which is celebrating its 3rd year this April.


She now lives in the far-flung corner of Scotland, soaking in inspiration from the rugged cliffs and miles of sandy beaches. She loves cheese, music and films, but hates mushrooms.

Author Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook



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6 thoughts on “Book Review: Caledon by Virginia Crow

  1. Thank you so much for including my book on your fantastic page!
    I’m delighted you enjoyed the book. Thank you for taking the time to read and share *Caledon*!

  2. When you have many readers in your family, it’s always great to hear about a  book you think they will enjoy. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Bernie, thanks for your question!

      I’m certainly finding I’ve got more time with the Coronavirus lockdown, but mostly I’m redrafting at the moment. I’m struggling to focus on pen-to-paper (or fingers-to-keyboard!) with all the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, although I’m sneaking occasional minutes of inspiration to write Caledon: Book 4 when I can set my mind to it! [Books 2 and 3 are already written!]

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