Robyn Young has done it again with her sequel to INSURRECTION. With characteristic panache, Young carves a passionate route through the troubled, complex, divided and divisive times of Bruce and Wallace that makes sense of the many-folded treacheries, the back-stabbing and the coat-turning. She weaves the awe and magic of ancient relics with the bloody pragmatism of Edward's murderous army to create a glorious, bloody, passionate history that will appeal to fans of Philippa Gregory's Red Queen as much as to those who love Bernard Cornwell's Azincourt. -- Manda Scott, internationally bestselling author of the Boudica series 'Robyn Young writes smart history beautifully. From the first page, I was captivated by her descriptions of scenes, people and emotions ... The detail that Robyn Young brings to the history is remarkable. It mixes here, just a little, with a slight air of mystery - Edward's aspirations to be a new Arthur, the staff and the other royal relics, the witch banished to the outskirts of a town, the foretold destiny of Robert Bruce ... RENEGADE is an enjoyable read with enormous depth and detail, the result of Robyn Young's intricate historical research and knowledge and her considerable talent as a storyteller.' -- http://forwinternights.wordpress.com 'Immaculately researched and carefully written, evoking a very particular - and largely unexplored - time and place. The fights are sensational.' -- Daily Telegraph 'Young's fans will not be disappointed as she meticulously ploughs through the sweep of history and brings to life one of its most enigmatic characters' -- Daily Mail 'It is so graphic you can immediately put yourself there, imagining the faces and the clash of weapons. It also elaborates on the historical context and fleshes out the characters. It draws you in and is a compelling novel you cannot put down. So much research must have gone into the book; the detail is incredible. I enjoyed it so much.' -- The BBC Radio 2 Simon Mayo Book Club 'Richly worked and captivating ... an epic story of war, intrigue and heroism' -- Good Book Guide on BRETHREN 'The fast and furious start to a majestic new trilogy' -- Women and Home 'leads you in swiftly and doesn't let you go' -- Australian Women's Weekly 'this tale captures the struggles of a tumultuous time' -- Australian Daily Telegraph 'another fine novel by Young and a promising start to an exciting new series' -- Canberra Times 'This is a big book, and the trilogy a huge project to undertake. From the evidence so far, Young's fans will not be disappointed as she meticulously ploughs through the sweep of history and brings to life one of its most enigmatic characters' -- Daily Mail 'Action-packed historical novel about Robert The Bruce. A fighting start to a new trilogy.' -- Sun 'Ideal for anyone who loves historical fiction and anyone else who wants a well written and intricate read' -- Sentinel (Staffordshire) 'A cracking plot and charismatic characters are set against the convincingly researched background of the violent, gory Anglo-Scottish civil wars' -- Saga 'Young writes with remarkable accuracy, action-packed efficiency and gut-wrenching violence' -- The Times on REQUIEM 'An outstanding contemporary writer' -- Kate Mosse on Robyn Young 'A gripping new historical novel...an epic tale of greed, intrigue and war, set against a wild landscape.' -- The Lady 'The best historical fiction doesn't just recreate the past, it speaks to the present. Robyn Young has the knack of finding subjects that resonate.' -- The Big Issue 'Superbly written with pace and great attention to detail' -- Historical Novels Review
Die Britin Robyn Young, geboren 1975 in Oxford, begann schon früh, Gedichte und Kurzgeschichten zu schreiben. Aber erst während eines Seminars in Kreativem Schreiben fand sie den Mut, ihre Ideen für einen Roman zu Papier zu bringen. Heute lebt Robyn Young in Brighton und wenn sie nicht gerade schreibt, unterrichtet sie Kreatives Schreiben an verschiedenen Colleges.