The sequel to the top ten bestseller BRETHREN, the internationally bestselling novel from one of the most brilliant new voices in historical fiction of recent years, bringing the Crusades vividly to life.
It is 1274 and in the fortified city of Acre, the last major stronghold of the Crusaders in Palestine, an epic conflict is beginning. Will Campbell is a Templar Knight, trained for war, but as a member of the mysterious group known as the Brethren, he is also a man of peace. After years of bloodshed, the Brethren have helped to create a truce between the Christians and Muslims. But Will now fears they have been betrayed. King Edward of England has promised the Pope that he will lead a new Crusade, while in Acre itself, a ruthless cabal of Western merchants, profiteering from slaves and armaments, is plotting to reignite hostilities in the Holy Land. Meanwhile, in Egypt, Sultan Baybars is caught in a power struggle. His son and heir has become involved in the dangerous designs of the insidious soothsayer, Khadir. While Baybars wants to take on the mighty Mongol empire, Khadir and others want to destroy the Christians once and for all. As war looms, Will is torn between his oath as a Templar, his secret role in the Brethren and his duty to Elwen, the woman he loves but is forbidden to marry. He is caught at the centre of a web of deception and destruction, as he and all those around him rush headlong towards one of the most dramatic moments in history.
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'Crusade is a sweeping historical adventure as well as a cracking sequel' -- Financial Times 20070901 'One of the best historical debuts in recent memory. Exciting and enthralling, it gripped me from the first page and left me waiting anxiously for the next instalment' -- John Connolly on BRETHREN 20070901 'Tipped to be the next Da Vinci Code' -- Elle on BRETHREN 20070901 'Wonderful... loaded with atmosphere, action, and intrigue. The Crusades come alive' -- Steve Berry on BRETHREN 20070901 'El Cid meets The Da Vinci Code! Exciting, page-turning fiction' -- Simon Mayo's book panel, BBC Radio Five Live on BRETHREN 20070901 'If you love the Templars, the Crusades, and the Middle Ages, this is the book for you. Robyn Young is an exciting new voice' -- Sharon Penman on BRETHREN 20060627 'A sweeping historical adventure with strong characters and serious verve...Can't wait for the next two volumes!' -- Sarah Weinman on BRETHREN 20060627 'Richly worked and captivating...an epic story of war, intrigue and heroism' -- Good Book Guide on BRETHREN 20060627 'Swords clash in the first sentence...and go on clashing throughout...plenty of action...pacy dialogue. Equally enjoyable is the description of everyday life' -- The Times 20060627
About Robyn Young
Robyn Young was born in Oxford and grew up in the Midlands and Devon. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Sussex and lives and writes in Brighton full-time. Her first novel, BRETHREN, was the bestselling hardback debut novel of 2006, with the paperback also going straight into the top ten bestseller list. Two more bestsellers followed, CRUSADE and REQUIEM, completing the Brethren trilogy, which has now sold over a million copies and been translated into nineteen languages.The inspiration for Robyn's new trilogy, which began with INSURRECTION and continues in RENEGADE, grew out of an earlier research trip to Scotland. Robyn explains: 'Day by day, out of the pages of history and the wild landscape, one figure came striding, larger, clearer than all the others - Robert the Bruce. He swept me off my feet and carried me into a story of bitter family feuds, two civil wars and the struggle for the crown. I realised there was no way this character could play a cameo role in another man's story. His tale was too powerful, too intricate and too good to be cut down and boxed to fit.'To find out more about Robyn Young and her historical novels, visit her website at www.robynyoung.com and her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RobynYoungAuthor and follow her on Twitter @RobynYoung36
Crusade: Brethren Trilogy Book 2 by Robyn Young
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