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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Retrieved from ” https: Brethren Trilogy Book 3. Elwen looked like she had just walked out of a Pre-Raphaelite painting what with her long flowing hair that flowed loose down her back, golden tresses that quite often fell loo Okay, so I didn’t quite read all of it, but I read most of it so as far as I’m concerned IT’S READ.

I found the conflict and themes interesting in light of many of our modern day struggles and conflicts both around the world and within our own borders here in America between Islam and Christianity.

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The Brethren Trilogy

A script writer would improve the dialogue. The author of numerous poems and short stories published in magazines and anthologies, Robyn has a Masters in Creative Writing with distinction from the University of Sussex. In what ways does his association with Edward backfire? Do you think Elwen and Adela are strong women?

Brethren Reader’s Guide

Why is being a scribe less impressive than being a soldier? As he struggles to survive in the harsh discipline of the Temple, Will must try to make sense of many things: Daughter was Margarite who married the king of Scotland at age yong Mister Memory Marcus Sedgwick.

Since I personally believe that they were likely mostly good-hearted and pious men who also happened to be shrewd business managers, the whole ‘creepy’ thing just annoys me. Nothing really intense or overwhelming- there is just enough to remind the reader that the world the characters live in is unpredictable and violent. Intwo groups – one from France, the other from Germany – set off on a crusade to the Holy Land.


Henry’s brother in law, the earl of Leichester was Simon de Montfort, who plotted to overthrow him. No one could do anything, yuong just bite their finger nails if it was viciously.

It isn’t even good tripe, it’s badly written tripe. Is this suitable for a 10yr old boy to read? As this was Robyn Young’s first book, I reckon that she shows promise in becoming one of the book worlds best writers A really decent novel offers very good period theme and demonstrates a thorough knowledge of ancient warfare, ancient weapons, and some of the operations of the Templar order itself.

I hate leaving a book unfinished, and will usually soldier on to the end, even if I’m inwardly screaming at the author, so maybe I’ll blow the dust off and give Brethren another go sometime. Why is Will conflicted about Elwen? By a younger Robyn Young. Where did you begin researching? Robyn Young was born in Oxford and grew up in the Midlands and Devon. Brethren Trilogy Book 3 Item Condition: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

I feel he is poorly drawn, his motivation not fully explored, making his actions at time seem odd.

Brethren by Robyn Young – Reading Guide – : Books

Insurrection Trilogy Book 2 Item Condition: Edward escaped brethrej fought the rebels at Evesham, killed de Montfort himself and freed his fatherfrom Kenilworth. As the story builds to a crescendo, the two men’ Will Campbell has to serve as an apprentice to a foul-tempered Templar priest before he can achieve his dream of knighthood amongst the fierce Templars, God’s Warrior monks. Young, in other words, takes a truly brrthren perspective and in so doing crafts a believable tale.

The epic first novel in the million-selling Brethren trilogy. Brethten book pretty much look like a new book. In what ways does he prove himself worthy? Their journey south from Germany to Italy included a very dangerous crossing of the Alps and many died of the cold here. If I could, I’d give Brethren 4. 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.

It was as if their innocence shone through and made their success a certainty. He praised their bravery but told them that they were too young to take on such a venture.

Following William Campbell from childhood as a sergeant in the Knights Templar to his succession to Knight, the story is engrossing with rich descriptions of locations and people.


I suspect the style eases into the second book. Sometimes I find that adds to the book as it means I go into it with an open mind. Baybars can be cold, malicious and ruthless, but he is can also be gentle, honorable and deeply loyal. It seems that ever Sometimes I bemoan the fact that I have too many books to read which means that it takes me a while to get to them all.

This is the story of Will Campbell a reluctant Knight Templar, his friendship and love and his growth from a boy to a man. You do not get the idea that she is prejudiced against the Arabs nor the Christians she roobyn just telling you the history as close to youmg it was as possible, except for the times when she needed to further her story along and those were very few. I think I avoided Brethren for so many years because of regular comments from fellow readers on it being more joung based than the trilogies mentioned above.

This crusade also included religious men and unmarried women so it was not fully a Children’s Crusade. 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. From the burning plains of Syria to the filthy backstreets of Paris and LondonBrethren is the story of Will Campbell, coming of age in a time of conspiracy, passion, politics and war.

In terms of visiting places described in the novel, I traveled in Egypt, which was a truly incredible experience.

brethrej Overall this book was very much a decent read akthough the writing style was sometimes a little jarring, with sudden changes of Point of View from one character to another and on one occasion there was a piece where the author decided to go into a flashback which occurred without any links to the previous passage or the one after it.