Out now in paperback, the epic beginning of the new trilogy from the fastest-growing author in historical fiction.
WAR WILL MAKE HIM A MAN. DESTINY WILL MAKE HIM KING. THESE ARE DAYS OF WAR. The King of Scotland is dead. The nobles fight over the succession, unaware that King Edward of England has plans of his own. For years, Edward has nurtured a fierce vision of conquest, inspired by the words of an ancient prophecy, that will change the face of Britain. In this divided land, a boy grows to manhood, in a family torn apart by ambition and betrayal. His path will never be smooth - he will serve his enemy and betray his friend before he finds himself. But destiny is waiting to claim him. His name is Robert the Bruce. And his story begins in Insurrection.
|Publication date:||4th August 2011|
|Publisher:||Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division|
|Primary Genre||Historical fiction|
Closing date: 28/10/2021
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'Immaculately researched and carefully written, evoking a very particular - and largely unexplored - time and place. The fights are sensational.' Daily Telegraph
'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
'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
'Richly worked and captivating ... an epic story of war, intrigue and heroism' Good Book Guide on BRETHREN
'The fast and furious start to a majestic new trilogy Women and Home Leads you in swiftly and doesn't let you go' Australian Women's Weekly
'This tale captures the struggles of a tumultuous time' Australian Daily Telegraph
'another fine novel by Young and a promising start to an exciting new series' Canberra Times
'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
'Action-packed historical novel about Robert The Bruce. A fighting start to a new trilogy. Sun Ideal for anyone who loves historical fiction and anyone else who wants a well written and intricate read' Sentinel (Staffordshire)
'A cracking plot and charismatic characters are set against the convincingly researched background of the violent, gory Anglo-Scottish civil wars' Saga
'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
'Young writes with remarkable accuracy, action-packed efficiency and gut-wrenching violence' The Times on REQUIEM
'An outstanding contemporary writer' Kate Mosse on Robyn Young
A sweeping historical adventure as well as a cracking sequel' Financial Times on CRUSADE
'One of the best historical debuts in recent memory. Exciting and enthralling.' John Connolly on BRETHREN
'Wonderful ... loaded with atmosphere, action, and intrigue Steve Berry on BRETHREN Like Young's other historical novels, INSURRECTION is meticulously researched ... a treat for any fans of the Scottish Wars of Independence.' Historical Novel Review
Robyn Young was born in Oxford and grew up in the Midlands and Devon. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Sussex and lives and writes in Brighton full-time. Her first novel, Brethren, was the bestselling hardback debut novel of 2006, with the paperback also going straight into the top ten bestseller list. Two more bestsellers followed, Crusade and Requiem, completing the Brethren trilogy, which has now sold over a million copies and been translated into nineteen languages. The inspiration for Robyn's new trilogy, which began with Insurrection and continues in Renegade, grew out of an ...More About Robyn Young