The tragic tale of a 300-year old family whose members are haunted by an age-old curse carried through the centuries by an ancient lineage of women. PHANTOM'S CHILD speaks from the depths of Scotland's lost past. From a hidden corner of rtheast Scotland -- once the domain of Pictish kings -- comes the voice of Lillias, whose legendary form as the Greene Ladye still haunts the halls and great staircases of ancient houses. She reveals a slice of Aberdeenshire's unwritten history in ruius castles and forgotten towers where her descendants have borne their unfotunate children, and where, unless Fate's unkind hand can be stayed, they may be doomed forever to relive her story.
Marian Youngblood is a published historian whose special interest is the Pictish lineage of Scotland's ancient past. Sacred carved boundary marker stones still delineate royal and family landholdings in the landscape of Northeast Scotland and it is here that her fictional stories merge wtih the real unwritten history of Scotland. She lives in Aberdeenshire, grows a garden and communes with ghosts and other spirits.