An international bestseller certain to appeal to fans of The Last Templar?the thrilling first book in a sweeping medieval trilogy On the eve of the. Robyn Young has worked as a creative writing teacher, financial advisor, folk Once I had the idea for Brethren, I read as many books as I could find on the. Brethren. Brethren Trilogy Book 1. By Robyn Young. Paperback. £ The epic first novel in the million-selling Brethren trilogy. The epic first novel in the.

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Why is he loyal to the knights? 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. Jul 31, Pages.

I can’t believe this is her debute series. When Garin is punished, Will stands by him, subjecting himself to the same punishment as his friend. Robyn Young was born in Oxford and grew up in the Midlands and a fishing village in Devon, during which time she won awards for poetry and edited a regular page in a regional newspaper.

Languages Svenska Edit links. By JuneStephen is said to have gathered 30, followers around him – all children. Her research, from what I could tell, is thorough and detailed, and she sets a scene well, but hand on heart I could not make myself care about any of the characters, so they all seemed to blend together.

It’s also the story of Baybars and his fight to rise his life from Malmuk slave to ruler. Do you read a lot of historical fiction? Samite–was a luxurious and heavy silk fabric worn in the Middle Ages, of a twill-type weave, often including gold or silver thread Antioch- walls built by Emperor Justinian.

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We know very little about him. Not surprisingly, King Philip was not impressed by the 12 year old and told him to go away and come back when he was older!! Truthfully, the first one doesn’t have many flaws. Lists with This Book. I learned quite a bit of history with extra research with this one. Apprenticed to the foul-tempered scholar Everard, he must try to make sense of many things: It took me a while to get into the read due to maybe a third of the book being consumed by characters as children and young adults.

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There is a tendency now to see them as a mystical, secretive, barely-Christian bunch with demon worship etc. Robyn Young was born in Oxford and grew up in the Midlands and Devon. Also, given my very rigid list of books to read, Brethren sneaked in by simply being “I quite fancy a read of that” as I walked past the bookshelf.

The Children’s Crusade was doomed to failure. Nothing spectacularly new in the genre but interesting all the same. An intriguing read about a period I know very little about – the Last Crusade of the s and 70s. It has taken me a long time to read book one in this Brethren trilogy.

From the Place in the Valley Deep in the Forest. By the end of the series these children become middle aged adults Will is nearly forty at the close of Crusadeand their maturation is beautifully handled and easily accepted. Learn More About Brethren print. This was lead by a boy called Nicholas and he had 20, followers. First, Will and those he knows including close friends Garin De Lyons and Simon are compelling child characters who have a certain depth, an innocence and ignorance that fits their age, and understandable motivations.

Requiem Brethren Trilogy 3. You can always tell when I like a book very much because I tend to start reading and not stop until its finished or I fall asleep. When Will does finally take his vows, do you think he is ready to become a knight?

As it stands, the most interesting character in the book is actually the main antagonist, Baybars, who hardly has an chapters dedicated to him in comparison to the hero whom you’re supposed to care about. I wouldn’t say they were wooden or one-dimensional or anything like that, but one of the other reviewers said they are a tad under-developed and I can see where they have come up with this decision.

The story Since the Knights Templar is a subject I know very little about, and have an interest in, this book appealed to me. JudaismChristianity and Islam. As a priest, it is unlikely that he would have knowingly told a lie as Catholic priests would have believed that God is omnipresent everywhere and omnipotent all powerful.


Again I am noting that the book is both fiction mixed with non-fiction, and the non-fiction part is what I am saying is accurate, the non-fiction part though I was not very keen about and did not really care for the characters or what was going on with them, but I like how everything was put together by the end of the book.

Retrieved 7 November Inspired by Your Browsing History. In the end, readers only see around a quarter of what I actually researched.

In the Jordan Valley. As the story builds to a crescendo, the two men’s destinies collide in an extraordinary clash of civilisations known as the Crusades. An Epic Adventure of the Knights Templar”. I first heard of these medieval warrior monks seven years ago, listening to a couple of friends of mine talking about them.

In a time of war and secrecy, he will travel from the back streets of Paris to the burning plains of Syria to protect a legacy he is only beginning to understand. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. She had obviously learned a lot about herself. He claimed that two of the seven ships had sunk killing all on board and that pirates had captured the other five ships and the children were sold into slavery.

Other characters are equally well drawn, including some memorable walk-ons from a suave, predatory Prince Edward, son of Henry III, and the crotchety, sage old priest who holds the secret of the Brethren.

Leper-when diagnosed was forced to stand in an open grave and the requiem maswas said over them Yuong statement of faith that was to be said into the Muslim’s ear upon death” There is no God but God.

I also had difficulty relating to the lead character. Works by Robyn Young.