By Robyn Young
Released within the 12 months of the 700th anniversary of a pivotal occasion in Scottish background - the conflict of Bannockburn - comes the realization of Robyn Young's epic trilogy approximately Robert the Bruce, one in every of history's maximum rebels.
An epic tale involves an exhilarating climax as Robert the Bruce nears the fulfilment of his destiny.
Robert has accomplished his nice ambition to be topped King of Scotland, yet in so doing has provoked the wrath of Edward of britain. elevating the scary dragon banner, the English king marches north, decided to recapture the kingdom.
But the English will not be Robert's purely enemies. through murdering his nice rival, John Comyn, he has cut up the dominion aside and together with his forces depleted and plenty of of his personal countrymen grew to become opposed to him, Robert is pressured to escape into the wasteland. He has a crown, yet no nation, the desire to steer, yet no genuine authority.
The highway sooner than him is all yet very unlikely, with treachery and heartbreak at each flip, yet Robert needs to try out slowly, absolutely, to regain the army virtue and the glory of a nation.
Fighting from hidden strongholds and the Western Isles, with the help of some courageous males and the attractive noblewoman, Christiana, Robert drives in the direction of where the place he'll meet Edward II and judge the way forward for Scotland, in an epic disagreement close to the village of Bannockburn.
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Kingdom (The Insurrection Trilogy, Book 3) by Robyn Young