The Bequest is is an epilogue story featuring David Lauriston and Murdo Balfour from the Enlightenment series. It’s a 15K novella told from both David and Murdo’s points of view.
David Lauriston and Lord Murdo Balfour have been living happily together for three years at the Laverock estate in Perthshire. But when some unexpected news arrives, Murdo must confront old demons he thought he’d put behind him forever.
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Seasons Pass is a short story which takes place during the events of the main Enlightenment trilogy (it is set between books 1 and 2). Unlike the three full-length books in the series, it’s told from Murdo Balfour’s point of view – this is the only glimpse into Murdo’s head during the events of the trilogy that readers get.
It’s April 1822 and two years have passed since Lord Murdo Balfour was last in Edinburgh; two years since he met low-born lawyer, David Lauriston. Back then, Lauriston’s naïve idealism and self-loathing provoked Murdo’s scorn, yet Murdo has not been able to forget him.
When Murdo is asked by his father to return to Edinburgh for the King’s forthcoming Scottish visit, his memories of his last time in the city are stirred up again. Frustrated by his inability to forget Lauriston, he decides to seek refuge in an anonymous encounter at Kit Redford’s discreet establishment. But will Murdo find the oblivion he seeks at Kit’s, or something else entirely?
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