The fires of rebellion and freedom burn brightly in sixteenth-century Scotland.
The Carmichael Clan-the men of The Broken Spear-lead an uprising against the Roman Catholic Church in a quest to reveal the truth of God's Word to all, thanks to William Tyndale's translation of the Bible into English. William Carmichael rides through the Scottish countryside, warning and rescuing his countrymen from Church-sanctioned hangings and other persecutions though Sir John, Clan chief, advises him against an armed revolt. Peter Carmichael joins his fellow clansmen in their quest for both light and justice when his cousin is forced to serve as the mistress of King James V of Scots. Against the backdrop of Papal inquisitions, where seekers of Truth are burned at the stake, one family defends the cause of Christ - against all odds.
Modern readers will marvel at the bravery and courage of the ancient Carmichael clan against the blood-soaked corruption of the papacy during Scotland's Protestant Reformation.