I did not find it romance heavy at all. To be a novelist you have to be devoted; to be a historical novelist you have to be positively zealous. Brethren is her first novel. New alliances will be forged and old friendships broken when Will finds himself caught at the center of a devastating web of deception and destruction, as he and all those around him rush headlong toward one of the most dramatic moments in history. The central figure is Will Campbell, an apprentice in the , an order that was formed in the twelfth century after the First Crusade. Can't wait to download the 2nd book in the trilogy.
On the plains of Zama, Felix and his brother Antonius stand in the formidable Roman legions, ready to deliver the decisive blow. Black hardback silver lettering to the spine,two small nicks on the edges of the cover with Dj two creases,small nicks and scratches on the edges of the Dj cover ,both in near fine condition. Hugh Longsword, a common soldier, fights for the King against the rebels who threaten to destroy England. In what ways does his association with Edward backfire? While it is a continuation of Brethren, and follows many of the characters introduced in the first novel, it does have its own specific plot line. From start to finish, the Brethren triology took seven years to write.
Meanwhile, in Egypt, Sultan Baybars is caught in a power struggle. Edward has a vision for his future kingdom — a vision sprung from the words of an ancient prophecy written in the time of King Arthur — that will change the face of Britain forever. Emphasis on certain words which disconnected them from the sentence they were related to and attached them onto the next sentence where they had no connection, the occasional sentence of speech which came from the wrong character. What are the roles of women in the historical context of this novel? With breathtaking battle scenes, memorable characters, and a riveting mystery at its center, Brethren being published simultaneously with book two, Crusade, in hardcover is a heart-stopping historical drama that brings the Middle Ages vividly to life. But there are those on both sides for whom peace is not an option. Quite a bit of the second novel is set there and the tight, winding alleys in the heart of Cairo are, I would imagine, pretty much the same today as they would have been. Less of a surly main character.
When in the novel does Garin change? She has a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Sussex and lives and writes in Brighton full-time. Silver lettering on the spine. 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. However, does Young succeed as a writer of compelling fiction? Suspicious that there might be unrest, Tullus knows that his men's survival will be determined not just by their training and discipline, but by his leadership. Meanwhile, in Egypt, Sultan Baybars is caught in a power struggle, he wants to take on the Mongol Empire but his son and heir wants to destroy the Christians once and for all.
Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges otherwise a very well presented copy. As war looms, Will is torn between his oath as a Templar, his secret role in the Brethren and his duty to Elwen, the woman he loves but is forbidden to marry. Before anyone could begin speaking again, he headed out of the crowd towards Wallace, leaving his men looking on in surprise. Signed on the title page, by the author in black ink. But as a member of the secret brotherhood known as the Brethren, he is also a man of peace. Nice and clean pages with small creases and nicks on the edges of the pages, light shelf wear on the Dj cover. Do the Christians have any right to it? The battle scenes are spectacularly exciting and gory.
From the burning plains of Syria to the filthy backstreets of Paris and London, Brethren is the story of Will Campbell, coming of age in a time of conspiracy, passion, politics and war. What does becoming a knight mean to Will? Bookseller: , South Yorkshire, United Kingdom Hodder. The list really does go on. The epic first novel in the million-selling Brethren trilogy. The arabic member of the brethren If you could take any character from Brethren out to dinner, who would it be and why? Brethren is a thoroughly researched and sweeping tale that describes a century that eerily resembles ours. Civil war threatens as powerful Scottish families jostle for power, not knowing that Edward, King of England, has set his own plans in motion. In what ways do their sons fail them? Why is becoming a Templar Knight so important to him? With page-turning suspense and thrilling action, Brethren brilliantly evokes that extraordinary clash of civilizations known in the West as the Crusades.
We encourage freedom of opinion on books and authors in this group. Dust Wrapper over Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. She grew up as an only child of a civil engineer father and an artist and folk singer mother. The map entrusted to him by his father is gone, stolen by his hated half-brother, Harry Vaughan. The settings include London, Paris, and various locales throughout the Middle East.
Robyn Young Born September 1975 Occupation Novelist Nationality English Period 2006-present Genre Notable works Brethren trilogy Website Robyn Young born in Oxford in September 1975 is an author of. While Baybars wants to take on the mighty Mongol empire, Khadir and others in the sultan's court want to destroy the Christians once and for all. King Harald Fairhair has died, leaving the High Seat of the realm to his murderous son, Erik Bloodaxe. Meanwhile, a new star is rising in the East. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. Once I had the idea for Brethren, I read as many books as I could find on the Crusades to introduce myself to this world.