Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Macdui Monster: In Fiction

The Prince of Earth is the title of a new novel from Mike Robinson (also the author of Skunk Ape Semester) that deals with the infamous Scottish beast of Ben Macdui, or as some maintain, a "Scottish Bigfoot."

Here's where you can find out all about the book, and here's the blurb from the publisher, Curiosity Quills Press:

"It had come back. It had come back and it was stronger. It's been twenty years. Not again. Not now. Not anytime. In 1988, young American traveler Quincy Redding is trekking across the misty terrain of the Scottish Highlands. She is destined for the infamous peak Ben MacDui, the summit of which soon finds her inexplicably debilitated and at the mercy of a malevolent entity. The book spans twenty years, alternately following Quincy in her 1988 ordeal in Scotland as well as Quincy in 2008, when, as an adult, she begins experiencing abnormalities that threaten her family and her life - phenomena that may be related to what happened all those years ago. As both older and younger Quincy learn more of their situation, and as their worlds further entwine, she becomes increasingly uncertain of the perceived temporality or reality of each period."

Check out this You Tube production on the book too:


  1. Funny, I was just reading the Occult Diaries of R. Oglivie Cromby - one of the founders of Findhorn - and he had several encounters with The Gray Man of Ben Macdhui. (Ben Macdhui is actually the name of the summit) Legends describe him as a being of enormous size - so the illustration you included does him little justice - who terrorized climbers approaching the summit. ROC believed him to be what he called a "border being", elementals that were neither good nor evil but with the potential to go either way.

    During his conversations, which took place while ROC was out of body, GM claimed he was guardian of the summit and that it was his job to chase humans off the mountain. But he frankly admitted that this applied only to some people - those who were sensitive and spiritually minded.

    As ROC had no fear of the being the conversation was a pleasant one which just goes to show that if you show a little fear they'll definitely run with it, otherwise more likely to leave you alone.

  2. Hey Frank

    When you wrote "...the illustration you included does him little justice...," it's worth noting that the blog-post is specifically on a book about the Gray Man, and the illustration is the book cover, so I'm not sure what other illustration would have been relevant!