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Brethren

Brethren

The epic first novel in the million-selling Brethren trilogy. In the tradition of Bernard Cornwell, Conn Iggulden and Manda Scott, Brethren brilliantly evokes that extraordinary clash of civilizations known in the West as the Crusades.

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.

Will longs to become a Knight Templar, but first he must serve as an apprentice to the foul-tempered scholar Everard, a man of dangerous secrets.

Meanwhile, a new star is rising in the east. Amir Baybars has fought his way from slavery to become a fearsome commander, driven by an unquenchable desire to free the Holy Land from the European invaders.

A stunning, epic novel of war, savagery and heroism.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

On Sale: 21st July 2011

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781444714975

Reviews

Pacy and well-written, with vivid, convincing characters, BRETHREN captures your interest until the last page. I eagerly anticipate the sequel, knowing I will not be disappointed
Alison Weir
Intricate, compelling, captivating and, above all, believable ... a brilliant piece of sustained imagination
David Boyle, author of BLONDEL'S SONG
Wonderful... loaded with atmosphere, action, and intrigue. The Crusades come alive
Steve Berry, author of THE TEMPLAR LEGACY
If you love the Templars, the Crusades, and the Middle Ages, this is the book for you. Robyn Young is an exciting new voice that speaks loudly
Sharon Penman, author
A sweeping historical adventure with strong characters and serious verve...hits all the big emotional points...Can't wait for the next two volumes!
Sarah Weinman (<i>Baltimore Sun, Shots Magazine, Galleycat</i> blog)
El Cid meets The Da Vinci Code! Exciting, page-turning fiction
Simon Mayo's Book Panel, BBC Radio Five Live
Rich historical detail, clever plotting and engaging characters . . . a historical thriller that will have readers turning pages and envisioning the sequel
Publishers Weekly
BRETHREN is 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
Robyn Young's BRETHREN is a truly excellent novel. The thirteenth century is vividly and excitingly evoked ... I can't wait for the sequel!
Mark Philpott, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Oxford
Pacy and well-written, with vivid, convincing characters, Brethren captures your interest until the last page. I eagerly anticipate the sequel, knowing I will not be disappointed
Alison Weir
Rich historical detail, clever plotting and engaging characters . . . a historical thriller that will have readers turning pages and envisioning the sequel
<i>Publishers Weekly</i>
'Engaging and enjoyable - Robyn Young brings the tumultuous medieval world to life with pace and flair'
Tom Harper, author, <i>Knights Of The Cross</i>
Richly worked and captivating...an epic story of war, intrigue and heroism
<i>Good Book Guide</i>
El Cid meets The Da Vinci Code! Exciting, page-turning fiction
Simon Mayo's Book Panel, <i>BBC Radio Five Live</i>
BRETHREN is 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, author of THE BLACK ANGEL and THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS
Tipped to be the next Da Vinci Code
<i>Elle</i>
'Stirring...carefully researched'
<i>Publishing News</i>
Engaging and enjoyable - Robyn Young brings the tumultuous medieval world to life with pace and flair
Tom Harper, author, Knights Of The Cross