"A Caledonian otherworld, seeped in pagan mists and timeless mystery, this novel has it all. Gus Campbell deftly interweaves epic grandeur with a chilling sense of foreboding.A stunning debut."Jeremy Neal, author of OrcusDalradia, distant archipelago of the northern isles, as wild and fractured as the clans that dwell upon her foreboding shores, as brooding as the anger that stirs deep within her forests. Threatened by the Issorian Empire, an ancient and resurgent enemy, her fate is in the balance.Mordred, dissident heir to the kingdom, imprisoned and disinherited, knows the time has come to rebel against the brutal rule of his father.Pagan Heart chronicles the first steps of an odyssey that will set Mordred against his own kin and clan, against the unquiet custodians of Dalradia’s long forgotten past and towards the gradual realisation of an ancient power that shrouds the savage majesty of his homeland, a power that seeks to reignite the fearsome bloodlust of his ancestors. It is a course that will ultimately set him on the path to become the most feared conqueror the Issorian Empire has ever known.