BORN TO A LINE OF KINGS HE WILL NOT BOW TO A CONQUERORKing Edward of England marches on Scotland like an avenging tide. One man alone can thwart his ambition to rule all of Britain. Robert Bruce's veins run with the blood of kings, and he burns to fulfil his family's claim to the throne of Scotland.But on the run through the wilds of Ireland, hunted by a relentless assassin, Robert seems a long way from achieving his destiny. And there are other eyes on Scotland's crown, and old enemies gather against him.This is a game of conquest, power and treachery, and Robert finds that to survive he must first abandon everything he holds dear. He was always prepared to die on the battlefield - but what else must he sacrifice to keep his hopes alive?
'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 'Action-packed historical novel about Robert The Bruce. A fighting start to a new trilogy.' -- Sun '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
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.