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The king of Scotland is dead. Civil war threatens as powerful Scottish families fight over the throne, 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 from the time of the legendary King Arthur 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. The path he takes will never be smooth--he will serve his enemy and betray his friends before he finds himself. But destiny is waiting to claim him. His name is Robert the Bruce, and his story begins in Insurrection.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins Canada, 2012, c2010
ISBN: 9781443408059
Branch Call Number: YOUN
Characteristics: vi, 500 p. : map ; 23 cm


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Jun 01, 2015

I wanted to love this book. The main problem with it was the chopping back & forward to different peoples angles of the story. I wish it had just followed one persons journey. That style stops me from forming attachment to any of the characters & I'm inclined to believe we need to attach to enjoy the read. Can't recommend it.

Jan 14, 2013

A riveting historical novel. This first volume of a new trilogy from Robyn Young covers the early years of the life of Robert the Bruce. She brings the history of this turbulent period vividly alive. Extensive research and a tremendous sense of character, place and pacing draw the reader into the medieval world of Edward I of England and Scotland’s struggle to remain and independent kingdom. Even better than her trilogy on the Templars. An outstanding read.

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