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Critics Review

  • 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.
  • 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

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