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Aidan McCallum is the son of Amy McCallum Higgins and Orem McCallum, and the stepson of Bobby Higgins.

Personal HistoryEdit

As a young boy, Aidan moved with his family from Thurso, a village in the north of Scotland, to the Royal Colony of North Carolina. They all survived the long voyage, but his father Orem slipped and fell off the side of the mountain where he built their home, breaking his neck and leaving his young family without a man for protection.

Events of the NovelsEdit

A Breath of Snow and AshesEdit

After his father's death, Aidan befriends and idolizes Roger MacKenzie.

In summer 1774, Claire diagnoses Aidan with appendicitis and performs a successful appendectomy, finally putting her ether to the test.

Aidan later becomes friends with Jemmy MacKenzie and Germain Fraser.

An Echo in the BoneEdit

Aidan enjoys a spring bath in the cold stream with his new stepfather, Bobby.

Written in My Own Heart's BloodEdit

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PersonalityEdit

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Physical AppearanceEdit

As a child, Aidan is small, bony and "feral as a wild cat."[1]

NameEdit

  • Aidan is an Anglicized form of Aodhán,[2] from the old Irish name Áedán, a diminutive of Áed (Aodh)[3] which meant "fire".[4]
  • McCallum is a Scottish surname, meaning in gaelic "Servant or son of Columba".[5]

TriviaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. A Breath of Snow and Ashes, Chapter 38
  2. Behind the Name: Aidan - accessed 28 May 2016
  3. Behind the Name: Aodhán - accessed 28 May 2016
  4. Behind the Name: Aodh - accessed 28 May 2016
  5. McCallum (surname) - accessed via Wikipedia 28 May 2016

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