Insurrection (Insurrection #1)

Author(s): Robyn Young

Sci-fi & Fantasy

WAR WILL MAKE HIM A MAN. DESTINY WILL MAKE HIM KING.THESE ARE DAYS OF WAR.The King of Scotland is dead. The nobles fight over the succession, unaware that King Edward of England has plans of his own. For years, Edward has nurtured a fierce vision of conquest, inspired by the words of an ancient prophecy, that will change the face of Britain.In this divided land, a boy grows to manhood, in a family torn apart by ambition and betrayal. His path will never be smooth - he will serve his enemy and betray his friend before he finds himself.But destiny is waiting to claim him.His name is Robert the Bruce. And his story begins in Insurrection.


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'Immaculately researched and carefully written, evoking a very particular - and largely unexplored - time and place. The fights are sensational.' -- Daily Telegraph 'Young's fans will not be disappointed as she meticulously ploughs through the sweep of history and brings to life one of its most enigmatic characters' -- Daily Mail 'It is so graphic you can immediately put yourself there, imagining the faces and the clash of weapons. It also elaborates on the historical context and fleshes out the characters. It draws you in and is a compelling novel you cannot put down. So much research must have gone into the book; the detail is incredible. I enjoyed it so much.' -- The BBC Radio 2 Simon Mayo Book Club 'Richly worked and captivating ... an epic story of war, intrigue and heroism' -- Good Book Guide on BRETHREN 'The fast and furious start to a majestic new trilogy' -- Women and Home 'leads you in swiftly and doesn't let you go' -- Australian Women's Weekly 'this tale captures the struggles of a tumultuous time' -- Australian Daily Telegraph 'another fine novel by Young and a promising start to an exciting new series' -- Canberra Times 'This is a big book, and the trilogy a huge project to undertake. From the evidence so far, Young's fans will not be disappointed as she meticulously ploughs through the sweep of history and brings to life one of its most enigmatic characters' -- Daily Mail 'Ideal for anyone who loves historical fiction and anyone else who wants a well written and intricate read' -- Sentinel (Staffordshire) 'A cracking plot and charismatic characters are set against the convincingly researched background of the violent, gory Anglo-Scottish civil wars' -- Saga 'Young writes with remarkable accuracy, action-packed efficiency and gut-wrenching violence' -- The Times on REQUIEM 'An outstanding contemporary writer' -- Kate Mosse on Robyn Young 'A sweeping historical adventure as well as a cracking sequel' -- Financial Times on CRUSADE 'One of the best historical debuts in recent memory. Exciting and enthralling.' -- John Connolly on BRETHREN 'Wonderful ... loaded with atmosphere, action, and intrigue' -- Steve Berry on BRETHREN

Robyn Young was born in Oxford in September 1975. She grew up in the Midlands and Devon and has worked as a festival organizer, a music promoter, an investment advisor and as a teacher of creative writing. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Sussex and she now lives and writes in Brighton full-time.

General Fields

  • : 9780340963661
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : Hodder Paperback
  • : 0.46
  • : June 2011
  • : 197mm X 131mm X 43mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 672