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Brethren1295 AD The Christian Empire In The Holy Land Lies In Ruins Returning To Paris, Templar Knight Will Campbell Is At A Crossroads He Has Sworn To Uphold The Principles Of The Anima Templi, A Secret Brotherhood Within The Order Whose Aim Is Peace But Peace Seems Ever Impossible The Temple Has Forged An Alliance With Will S Enemy, King Edward Of England, Vowing To Help Him Wage War On Scotland This Pact Against His Homeland Strikes At The Core Of Will S Faith And Allegiances, While His Growing Estrangement From His Daughter, Rose, Leads Her Into A Dangerous Affair Will Now Faces A Bitter Choice To Stay With The Temple And Fight Another War He Doesn T Believe In, Or To Break His Vows And Forge His Own Path To Peace Even If That Too Means Fighting For The Scots Soon Caught Up In Bloody Conflict, Will Is Unaware That An Even Ominous Threat Is Rising, For There Is A Warrior King On The Throne Of France Whose Desire For Supremacy Knows No Bounds And Who Will Stop At Nothing To Fulfil His Twisted Ambitions The Fight For The Holy Land Has Ended The Temple S Last Battle Has Just Begun.

Robyn Young lives in Hove, and is the author of BRETHREN, the first novel in a trilogy set in the world of the Crusades 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 She teaches creative writing part time in Brighton.

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  • Paperback
  • 672 pages
  • Brethren
  • Robyn Young
  • English
  • 14 August 2019
  • 9780340839713

10 thoughts on “Brethren

  1. says:

    Since the Knights Templar is a subject I know very little about, and have an interest in, this book appealed to me The author has a good reputation for historical fact within the fiction so I thought it would be reliable It definitely had a strong historical context The plot follows a boy named William who is a sergeant that hopes to become a knight The story is complicated by his love interest, Elwen, and the vows of knighthood which preclude romantic involvement or marriage The story follows Will and his friend Garin as they progress through the world of the Crusades It shifts at times to the Saracen perspective and follows the ruthless Baybars 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 When the story slows down and focuses on specific characters and their individual situations, such as William the would be knight or Baybars the would be conqueror, it grabbed my attention At times it seemed to skim the surface of events in order to move the story forward, even ta...

  2. says:

    It has taken me a long time to read book one in this Brethren trilogy Which is unusual for me, seeing as Robyn Young is one of my favourite authors and I loved her Insurrection trilogy and I really enjoyed book one, Sons of the Blood, in her new trilogy, New World Rising.I think I avoided Brethren for so many years because of regular comments from fellow readers on it being romance based than the trilogies mentioned above Having now read Brethren, I am surprised that people say this I did not find it romance heavy at all Not to the stage where it would put off a reader who does not enjoy romance There is a relationship between two young characters that develops into something stronger as they grow up, but I never found it romancy nor melodramatic 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 Now this, of course, is personal taste It is neither a negative about the book or a fatal story wrecker, it is just that, no matter how much I like or love the author s work, I never like hanging around in the child or young adult phases and I felt Brethren dwelled there too long I prefer stories set around adults doing adult things, viewing life through an adult s eyes, talking in adult voices.This is not going to be my favourite Young novel, I mean, how can this strong debut ever compare to the beauty of the Insur...

  3. says:

    This could and should have been so much better All the necessary elements seem to be there for a great memorable story only for it to disappoint and frustrate far than invigorate or appeal 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.The author manages the notable feat of taking five hundred long pages to achieve less than what others have in two thirds as many pages Young seems to prefer maintaining a meandering non committal approach throughout the story than actually giving the reader something to energise intrigue them, or someone to connect or at the very least empathise with.As it stands, the most interesting character in the book is actually the main antagonist, Baybars, who hardly has an chapters dedicated to him in comparison to the hero whom you re supposed to care about.The book is decidedly overlong, to the extent that it becomes a chore to even care any about even finishing the story by around 3 4s of the way through with another 100 pages still to go.There s also some pretty lazy storytelling and plot manoeuvres to contend with such as at height of danger hero gets supposed message from heroine to meet her in place she d never go, which neatly delivers him into the hands of the villains, or telli...

  4. says:

    Brethern was a good book I don t particularly find it amusing to read historical fiction books but I loved this book because actual events from history are also included I loved the writing, it did not bore me one single bit even though it was detailed Despite the fact that it s been written by a Christian author, the events are actually accurate and I did not see for the most part any bias, which really amused me I even went as far as comparing the events to my own historical references and to my surprise they agreed with the maj...

  5. says:

    Comecei este livro com boas expectativas pois sempre me senti muito curiosa sobre as cruzadas e os templ rios Gostei da forma como a narrativa foi sendo tecida e da mesma ter v rios pontos de vista oscilando entre Londres, Paris e a Palestina de forma a dar nos uma vis o o mais completa e global poss vel Quanto s personagens vale a pena referir William, um jovem escoc s que serve como sargento templ rio em New Temple Everand um padre algo temperamental que oculta um segredo que pode trazer muitos problemas Ordem e Baibars, um antigo escravo que se tornou general, cujo objectivo expulsar dos crist os da Palestina Estes tr s personagens con...

  6. says:

    Una dintre seriile mele preferate Te distruge, incet.

  7. says:

    The historical research done by this author is obvious in the story and she should be given credit for doing a great job on it however, I just could not connect with the characters The main character was too weak and the conversations between him and his other teenage friends sounded like modern day teenagers While most of the chapters started with beautiful description of the landscape etc., sometimes they just seem o...

  8. says:

    I wasn t really sure what to expect from Brethren as I hadn t read a synopsis beforehand Sometimes I find that adds to the book as it means I go into it with an open mind Also, given my very rigid list of books to read, Brethren sneaked in by simply being I quite fancy a read of that as I walked past the bookshelf That, for me, is quite rare All I knew was that it involved the Knights Templar and the crusades.I was fascinated, then, to discover that the book is not simply an us and them Templars and Muslim thing It also falls blessedly short of the almost inevitable these days Dan Browning of the Templars There is a tendency now to see them as a mystical, secretive, barely Christian bunch with demon worship etc 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.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 The Templars in Brethren are like an onion, layers within layers, and as you would expect it is only toward the end of the book when you start to get a glimpse of what is at the heart of this sect I was most pleased to find that what could have been said demon worship, weirdness and even supernatural guff was, instead, exa...

  9. says:

    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 West s version is told through the tale of Will, training to follow in his father s footsteps as a Knight in the Order of the Templar, while the East s view is depicted through the tale of Mamluk Sultan of Egypt, Baybars.The Templars, as usual the subject of speculation and rumours of secret societies, are here given a secret Order within and Order, the Brethren of the title, who s existence, and the existence of the while Templar order, is threatened by the theft of a book, the recovery of which is behind the main plot lines in the book.The premise is a good idea imperfectly executed The story itself feels overlong when the hero gets into yet another scrape, it begins to feel unnecessary, the plot being held back rather than moved forward 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 a page and recounting events in the meantime in a few paragraphs leaving me feeling short changed Perhaps it is not that the book is overly long, but the decisions regarding what should be left in and what taken out were poorly made.Adding to the feel...

  10. says:

    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 Sod it What a load of absolute tripe It isn t even good tripe, it s badly written tripe.The characters were badly written cardboard cut outs Will sounded like some kid directly out of High School, minus modern day slang 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 loose from her cap to fall down her shoulders Way too much info dumping exposition, way too many flash back sort of scenes In fact, there would be a flash back scene of something that happened within the last hour let along the actual past Young must have had a tremendous work out with her thesaurus what with all the dull adjectives and adverbs she came out with Viciously seemed to be her most favourite descriptive word No one could do anything, even just bite their finger nails if it was viciously Badly written sword fights with swords arching and armour clanking or clinking Badly written everything I ve enjoyed books that haven t been well written before The Pillars of the Earth hardly boasted good writing from Follett but the difference is that I believed in that story I believed it was set in the medieval period I be...

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