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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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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Even the main characters could be developed a bit better, but Young masterfully characterizes the period while delivering a compelling tale about the horrors of war, the nature of nationalism and the consequences good or bad of ambition.

Mister Memory Marcus Sedgwick. I feel he is poorly drawn, his motivation not fully explored, making his actions at time seem odd. While it does not rise to Game of Thrones type machinations, it is very, very, good intrigue with plenty of violence and leaving out the gratuitous sex.

Do you think Will ever changes?

His reign marked the start of an age of Mamluk dominance in the Eastern Mediterranean and solidified the durability of their military breyhren. Refresh and try again. Praise for The Brethren Trilogy: I was most pleased to find that what could have been said demon worship, weirdness and even supernatural guff was, instead, exactly what Bretjren always thought could have been the case: See 1 question about Brethren….

This is the story of Will Campbell a reluctant Knight Templar, his friendship and love and his growth from a boy to a man. Apr 30, Graham rated it liked it Shelves: To use an analogy, imagine having all the right ingredients for a delicious cake, mix them together, bake and getting an undercooked barely edible biscuit instead. Alas, often the build up nrethren a defining moment in the book was more exciting than the outcome.


The Children’s Crusade was doomed to failure. I found the writing to be easy enough and flow well, myself. I was greatly inspired by the following book during my journey from Christianity to Secular Humanism: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Not to be confused with The Brethren novel. These fateful friendships, combined with a stolen secret book and the raging vengeance of the Mamluk sultan, Baybars, who has determined to wrest all Christian holdings in Palestine, begin as separate plot threads that are slowly woven into a story that is part-thriller and part-historical adventure, and, despite its daunting length, quite entertaining.

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.

We know very little about him. And considering it is about Templar knights, there is barely any reference to religion or even a sense of faith or belief. This could and should have been so much better.

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One could probably say all of the same things about Will. His name is Will Campbell and he is from a low born family, whose father has only recently become a templar. I was fascinated, then, to discover that the book is not simply an ‘us-and-them’ Templars and Muslim thing.

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As a Muslim serving the Christian mission, youny you think he is hypocritical or a traitor? My teachers at university always said that to be a good writer you have to be a good reader.

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I now have over one hundred source books on my shelves. View all 8 comments. Some reviews I’ve seen on the book say that the writing style is rigid and slow, the book too protracted and the characters a little wooden. Baybars and James Campbell are two men with complicated relationships with their sons.

In what ways does he prove himself worthy? Please try again later. The poem relates the adventures and growing pains of the young knight Perceval but the story breaks off, there follows an adventure of Gawain of similar length that also remains incomplete: Skip to main content.


In what ways does his association with Edward backfire? Many of the minor characters, whether Mamluks or Templars, blend into each other so that they all feel like more or less one person with different names. Brethren Crusade Requiem The ploy of the secret book drives the plot far less than the historical events surrounding it, and while the story is male-focused Young knows how to write a battle scenethere is plenty here to interest readers of both sexes.

She does manage to pull me back in time and time again, sometimes quickly and sometimes not for a few dozen pages. Leonardie-disease Richard the Lionheart had. Perceval is the earliest recorded account of what was to become the Quest for the Grail but describes only “a” golden grail a serving dish in the central scene and does not call it “holy” but treats a lance, appearing at the same time, as equally significant.

The Templars, as usual the subject of speculation and rumours of secret societies, are here given a secret Order with Set in period between the Seventh and Ninth Crusades, Brethren purports to tell the story if the Crusades from both the East’s and the West’s points of view. The person who seemed to be in charge was a boy called Stephen of Cloyes.

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Having said that, there also appear to be sudden halts in narrative, tales half-told then rushed to a conclusion by moving the time of several months at the turn of ylung page and recounting events in the meantime in a few paragraphs; leaving me feeling short-changed. A crackerjack story– showing both the viewpoints of the Crusaders and the Moslems.

Why is becoming a Templar Knight so important to him? Will not be for the collector or suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere.