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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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The characters were quite dull most of the time and had little or no development throughout the book and often it was hard to get into their worlds. To be a novelist you have to be devoted; to be a historical novelist you have to be positively zealous. Our Books See all Books. But with all of those strengths in mind, two traits make this first novel truly memorable. 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.

What a load of absolute tripe. Will has been brought up from boyhood in the ways of the all-powerful Order of the Knights Templar.

Robyn Young has worked as a creative writing teacher, financial advisor, folk singer, and music festival organizer, and has traveled extensively in Europe and Egypt.


I assume, though, that this is a facet of brtehren being the first book in a trilogy and that the characters will continue to grow and deepen.

I struggled to get into it. I can’t believe this is her debute series. First worship led by St Peter, himself. 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.

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Odin’s Wolves Ravenbook 3 Giles Kristian. It also shows the dark side of man and the desire for power and profit. A German Children’s Crusade also took place in He was one of the commanders of the forces which inflicted a devastating defeat on the Seventh Crusade of King Louis IX of France and he led the vanguard of the Egyptian army at the Battle of Ain Jalut in ,which marked the first substantial defeat of the Mongol army and is considered a turning point in history.

Amir Baybars has dragged himself out of slavery to become his people’s leader, driven by an unquenchable desire to rid his land of the European invaders.

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Please try again later. Browse Related Browse Related. I found her knowledge of eastern history very refreshing. I highly recommend it. By a younger Robyn Young. When Will does finally take his vows, do you think he is ready roobyn become a knight? Read it Forward Read it first. You do not get the idea that she is prejudiced against the Arabs nor the Christians she is just telling you the history as close to how it was as possible, except for the times when she needed to further her story along and those were very few.


May 03, Maya rated it it was amazing Shelves: Meanwhile, a new star is rising in the East. Why is Will so fixated on seeing Safed?

brethen Number of bids and bid amounts may be slightly out of date. Their journey south from Germany to Italy included a very dangerous crossing of the Alps and many died of the cold here. 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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Why or why not? The Children’s Crusade ronyn never officially a crusade as it was never blessed by the pope. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

This page was last updated: Do you think there is more to it? The amount of sheer research that has been done is simply amazing.

With a peasant’s background, he would not have been able to read or write and at his age he would have done very basic work around a farm. I’m interested in the Templars and outside of fantasy nothing suits me better than a swashbuckling historical bdethren. Everard gives Brethern the chance to abandon the mantle and leave his knighthood.

Retrieved from ” https: I even went as far as comparing the events to my own historical references a Brethern was a good book.