Raised by struggling Scottish immigrants in the sparsely inhabited mountains of the Port Phillip District, Matthew Curtis dreams of the vast unexplored spaces of inland Australia.
Defying his stern foster-father, he leaves home — and the warm, grey eyes of Catriona Simmons — at sixteen. His journey takes him first to the brawling life of the goldfields with the beautiful Janice Honeyman, then north into the burning wilderness of the unexplored outback.
An engrossing historical saga in the tradition of Evan Green and Wilbur Smith, The Burning Land bursts with life and the passion and daring of Australia's pioneers.
Daring and headstrong, a leader of men and lover of women, Cash is determined to make his fortune. But his efforts bring him into conflict with the colony's most powerful and corrupt men and soon he finds himself surrounded by enemies.
Deeply troubled and prone to sudden fits of violence, Jack moves out to Parramatta to farm his father's land. But Jack is a haunted man and his dreams are filled with a horror he can barely understand.
The Tremain brothers can claim this kingdom for their own, but only if they are willing to pay a terrible price.
A vast land lies open to those fearless enough and ruthless enough to claim it ...