The story asks what if the events of the narrative poem Tam o' Shanter, Burns' most famous work, were actually based on something that happened to Burns himself.
Like his fictional creation, Robbie mistakenly takes the wrong road and ends up stumbling upon a full-blown witches' sabbath being held in the ruins of the haunted old Alloway Kirk. Like Tam, the hot-blooded young poet is entranced by the sight of the dancing witches, but is saved by the sudden and dramatic intervention of the pair of witch-hunters, the old veteran McKay and his young apprentice Meg. And so begins Burns' education in the ways of witch-hunting, as McKay and Meg struggle to keep him out of the clutches of the demonic Cutty Sark and out of trouble with witches, demons and local farm girls.
96 full-colour pages, including a comprehensive biography of Burns, a selection of his most famous poems, as well as early sketches and designs of the book's characters.