Brethren Trilogy Book 2
By Robyn Young
The epic second novel in the million-selling Brethren trilogy.
Robyn Young is a compelling voice in historical fiction, writing in the tradition of Bernard Cornwell, Conn Iggulden and Manda Scott. This is the epic second novel in the million-selling Brethren trilogy.
It is 1274 and in the fortified city of Acre, the last major stronghold of the Crusaders in Palestine, an epic conflict is beginning.
Will Campbell is a Templar Knight, trained for war, but as a member of the mysterious group known as the Brethren, he is also a man of peace. After years of bloodshed the Brethren have helped create a truce between the Christians and Muslims.
But there are those on both side for whom peace is not an option. 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.
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.
To find out more about Robyn Young and her historical novels, visit her website at www.robynyoung.com and her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RobynYoungAuthor and follow her on Twitter @RobynYoung36
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21 Jul 2011
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Hodder & Stoughton
Crusade is a sweeping historical adventure as well as a cracking sequel — Financial Times
One of the best historical debuts in recent memory. Exciting and enthralling, it gripped me from the first page and left me waiting anxiously for the next instalment — John Connolly on BRETHREN
Tipped to be the next Da Vinci Code — Elle on BRETHREN
Wonderful... loaded with atmosphere, action, and intrigue. The Crusades come alive — Steve Berry on BRETHREN
El Cid meets The Da Vinci Code! Exciting, page-turning fiction — Simon Mayo's book panel, BBC Radio Five Live on BRETHREN
If you love the Templars, the Crusades, and the Middle Ages, this is the book for you. Robyn Young is an exciting new voice — Sharon Penman on BRETHREN
A sweeping historical adventure with strong characters and serious verve...Can't wait for the next two volumes! — Sarah Weinman on BRETHREN
Richly worked and captivating...an epic story of war, intrigue and heroism — Good Book Guide on BRETHREN
Swords clash in the first sentence...and go on clashing throughout...plenty of action...pacy dialogue. Equally enjoyable is the description of everyday life — The Times