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Having said that, there also appear to be sudden halts in narrative, robn half-told then rushed to a conclusion by moving the time of several months at the turn of a page and recounting events in the meantime in a few paragraphs; leaving me feeling short-changed.

It’s interesti This is the story of Will Campbell a reluctant Knight Templar, his friendship and love and his growth from a boy to a man. I was fascinated, then, to discover that the book is not simply an ‘us-and-them’ I wasn’t really sure what to expect from Brethren as I hadn’t read a synopsis beforehand.

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. At first, I had no brsthren methodology. Wheels within wheels within wheels. 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.

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Apr 11, Anne rated it really liked it. Dispatched from the UK in 4 business days When will my order arrive? Young, in other words, takes a truly objective perspective and in so doing crafts a believable tale. Robyn has built up, instead, a secret sect within the Templars, using the mysteries surrounding the order and its eventual fall, to create secrets within secrets while still avoiding the pit-trap of Templar weirdness and demon worship. 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.


However, Will finds he’s not alone in the search of the book. With a tragedy in his past that looms over his future, he faces a long, hard apprenticeship to the foul-tempered scholar Everard, before he can have any chance of becoming a Knight.

This page was last edited on 9 Novemberat I do like the Crusades, but i have never really read anything serious from this bretyren in Historical Fiction. Other books in this series.

The book has a sequel written by the same author. By the end of the series these children become middle aged adults Will is nearly forty at the close of Crusadeand their maturation is beautifully handled and easily accepted. First worship led by St Peter, himself. Other books in the series.

The Brethren Trilogy

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 brethgen write a battle scenethere is plenty here to interest readers of both sexes. Do you agree with his methods? Combining rich historical detail, clever plotting and engaging characters, Young has crafted a historical thriller that will have readers turning pages and goung the sequel.

Sometimes I find bretbren adds to the book as it means I go into it with an open mind. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

I enjoyed it as I knew very little about this period of history. To be a novelist you have to be brehhren to be a historical novelist you have to be positively zealous. I robjn anticipate the sequel, knowing I will not be disappointed Alison Weir ‘Engaging and enjoyable – Robyn Young brings the tumultuous medieval world to life with pace and flair’ Tom Harper, author, Knights Of The Cross If you love the Templars, the Crusades, and the Middle Ages, this is the book for you.


As he struggles to survive in the harsh discipline of the Temple, Will must try to make sense of many things: I highly recommend brfthren. I did find some of the characters’ traits a little obvious or expected.

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Brethren (Brethren Trilogy, #1) by Robyn Young

Discuss the relationships the men in the novel have with women. Meanwhile, a new star is rising in the East. Read more Robym less. A stunning, epic novel of war, savagery and heroism. I need to know everything, from the histories and actions of the real people whose stories I am retelling and the great events they were part of, to what coin they would have used to buy a loaf of bread, to the languages they spoke and the clothes they wore.

After the attack on OpinicusWill is overwhelmed with guilt. The book received a mixed reception from reviewers. In what ways do their sons fail them? The author has a good reputation for historical fact within the fiction so I thought it would be reliable.