Robyn Young Insurrection

ISBN 13: 9781444721737


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9781444721737: Insurrection

The epic story of Robert the Bruce—from the bestselling author of the Brethren Trilogy

The King of Scotland is dead. As the nobles fight over succession, a boy grows to manhood in a divided land, in a family torn apart by ambition and betrayal. Civil war threatens as powerful Scottish families jostle for power, not knowing that King Edward of England, driven by an ancient prophecy, has set his own plans of conquest in motion. The boy’s path will never be smooth—he will serve his enemy and betray his friends before he finds himself.

But destiny is waiting to claim him. His name is Robert the Bruce,and his story begins in Insurrection.

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About the Author:

ROBYN YOUNG is the author of the Brethren trilogy about the Knights Templar, which has sold more than a million copies worldwide, and the Insurrection trilogy, which began in Insurrection and Rebellion. Her books have been published in twenty countries, and she now lives and writes in Brighton.





Like Young's other historical novels, INSURRECTION is meticulously researched . . . a treat for any fans of the Scottish Wars of Independence. * Historical Novel Review * Wonderful . . . loaded with atmosphere, action, and intrigue * Steve Berry on BRETHREN * One of the best historical debuts in recent memory. Exciting and enthralling. * John Connolly on BRETHREN * A sweeping historical adventure as well as a cracking sequel * Financial Times on CRUSADE * An outstanding contemporary writer * Kate Mosse on Robyn Young * Young writes with remarkable accuracy, action-packed efficiency and gut-wrenching violence * The Times on REQUIEM * Given the events are fixed in historical fiction, the trick is to find supplementary reasons for actions, and Young's conceit - that Edward I is trying to capture four relics (one of which is the Stone of Destiny) - gives a great ulterior motivation. The learning is never cumbersome, a deft trick when describing medieval warfare in all its clunking barbarism. * Scotsman * A cracking plot and charismatic characters are set against the convincingly researched background of the violent, gory Anglo-Scottish civil wars * Saga * Ideal for anyone who loves historical fiction and anyone else who wants a well written and intricate read * Sentinel (Staffordshire) * Action-packed historical novel about Robert The Bruce. A fighting start to a new trilogy. * Sun * This is a big book, and the trilogy a huge project to undertake. From the evidence so far, Young's fans will not be disappointed as she meticulously ploughs through the sweep of history and brings to life one of its most enigmatic characters * Daily Mail * another fine novel by Young and a promising start to an exciting new series * Canberra Times * This tale captures the struggles of a tumultuous time * Australian Daily Telegraph * Leads you in swiftly and doesn't let you go * Australian Women's Weekly * The fast and furious start to a majestic new trilogy * Women and Home * Richly worked and captivating . . . an epic story of war, intrigue and heroism * Good Book Guide on BRETHREN * It is so graphic you can immediately put yourself there, imagining the faces and the clash of weapons. It also elaborates on the historical context and fleshes out the characters. It draws you in and is a compelling novel you cannot put down. So much research must have gone into the book; the detail is incredible. I enjoyed it so much. * The BBC Radio 2 Simon Mayo Book Club * Young's fans will not be disappointed as she meticulously ploughs through the sweep of history and brings to life one of its most enigmatic characters * Daily Mail * Immaculately researched and carefully written, evoking a very particular - and largely unexplored - time and place. The fights are sensational. * Daily Telegraph *

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