Ardvreck Castle was built for the Chief of the MacLeods of Assynt, a man desperate to have a home that he could be proud of. The work had barely even started when it became apparent MacLeod had been over ambitious. He didn’t have nearly enough money to finish the building and was in danger of being left with nowhere to live at all.
A dark, mysterious stranger approached the clan chief, declaring himself the best architect in Scotland. He offered not only to build the new Ardvreck Castle but finance it as well. MacLeod couldn’t believe his luck, but he was no fool, there was always a catch. The stranger named his price for the bargain was MacLeod’s immortal soul.