Fans of Robyn Young will know of her superb research for this is the concluding volume of an epic trilogy of Robert the Bruce, so the first half of the book concentrates on Robert running for his life in the face of the brutal English and uncontrollable Scottish clans (no spider I’m afraid!). The second half, when Robert gets his support and advances, is in quite a different gear. We now have great battle scenes, Robert having to manage his brother’s excesses, his own affair, his wife’s affair, chaos in the English court and the eventual battle of Bannockburn. All thrilling stuff. Pretty topical in the referendum year!
The Insurrection Triology:
TWO NATIONS. ONE DESTINY. Robert Bruce has achieved his great ambition to be crowned King of Scotland, but now Edward of England marches north, determined to destroy him. But the English are not Robert's only enemies. By murdering his great rival, John Comyn, Robert has split the kingdom apart. Forced to flee into the wilderness, where he faces treachery and heartbreak at every turn, Robert must try slowly, surely, to regain the respect of a nation. Fighting from the mountains and the remote Western Isles, with the support of a few brave men and the alluring noblewoman, Christiana, Robert drives towards the place where he will meet King Edward and decide the future of Scotland, in an epic confrontation near the village of Bannockburn.
Closing date: 31/08/2018
Some of the members of the Lovereading Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first title in this series, Insurrection. You can read their reviews below.
Publication date: 12/03/2015
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publication date: 19/06/2014
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
|Publication date:||12th March 2015|
|Publisher:||Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,|
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