Fiery reformer John Knox returns to a Scotland on the brink of civil war. Victorious, he feels confident of his place leading the reform until the charismatic young widow, Mary Queen of Scots returns to claim her throne.
She challenges his position and initiates a ferocious battle of wills as they strive to win the hearts and minds of the Scots.
But the treachery and jealousy that surrounds them both as they make critical choices in their public and private lives has dangerous consequence that neither of them can imagine.
In this final instalment of the trilogy of the fiery reformer John Knox, Macpherson tells the story of a man and a queen at one of the most critical phases of Scottish history
The Last Blast of the Trumpet by Marie Macpherson is published on 20 Augut, 2020.