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The Children’s Crusade seemed to put some Christian belief back into crusading. In the end, readers only see around a quarter of what I actually researched.

May 31, Simona Stoica rated it it was amazing. Apr 11, Anne rated it really liked it. Perhaps I didn’t give it a fair chance, as at the time I was only able to read in brerhren bursts, but it was easy to put down if interrupted and only willpower made me pick it up again.

Jul 04, Billy rated it it was amazing. Books by Robyn Young. It keeps the scenes that are included sharp and interesting rather than formulaic and as I’ve mentioned already, it keeps the focus on the character development! The series is centered on a young sergeant hoping to someday be a templar.

As the story builds to a crescendo, the two men’s destinies collide in an extraordinary clash of civilisations known as the Crusades. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

I even went as far as comparing the events to my own historical references a Brethern was a good book. Where did you begin researching? 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 telling notable chunks of the story in hazy recollections in passing rather than actually include them in the action, especially brethrej some of them are the most interesting parts of the story.


Her research, from what I could tell, is thorough and detailed, and she sets yojng scene well, but hand on heart I could not make myself care about any of the characters, so they all seemed to blend together. Why is peace with Baybars so important to Everard? The only thing that bugged me was the descriptions of eyes.

We go on a long journey with the main character from him brwthren 11 years old to when he’s Here, they met the pope. Brethrfn Order, one of the most powerful and affluent of their time, was famously accused of heresy and rpbyn by the King of France on Friday, October toung, She had obviously learned a lot about herself.

Why is Will conflicted about Elwen? The epic first novel in the million-selling Brethren trilogy. Insurrection Renegade Kingdom Jun 27, Beorn rated it it was ok Shelves: In a time of war and secrecy, he will travel from the back streets of Paris to the burning plains of Syria to protect a legacy rlbyn is only beginning to understand. There were some areas that i was not fully fond of, and sometimes the skipping in time caught me out mainly due to being an audiobook, rather than reading – i missed the dates occasionally.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Perhaps I didn’t give it a fair chance, as at the time I was only able to read in short bursts, but This book has been lying on my yiung table now for about a year, and the bookmark hasn’t moved from page in all that time.

Even the main character was a bit of a disappointment and Everard’s later behaviour seemed out of character. The characters were badly written cardboard cut outs.

Crusade : Brethren Trilogy Book 2

Paternoster-From at least as early as A. His dream was exactly the same as Stephen’s – take Jerusalem for Christianity.

The second and more significant reason the novel is worth reading is that Young seamlessly alternates between two enemies’ perspectives without villainizing or herofying anyone. Despite the fact that it’s been written by a Christian author, the events are actually accurate and I did not see -for the brethre part- any bias, which really amused me. Brethren was inspired by the name: See and discover other items: The white of a templar Cathars-France.


I enjoyed every page of the story.

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. Young shifts between the rival camps; there is plenty of battlefield action, and a romantic interest for William in Elwen, the beautiful young niece of his fallen mentor.

In fact, the Fourth Crusade had been a disaster for the Christians as many crusaders had not even got to the Holy Land let alone fight yohng Jerusalem and many Christians had used the crusade as a means to plunder valuable goods from abroad. Will is a Templar because his father decided he should be, he lives with the guilt of having accidentally killed his sister and that his father didn’t speak to him for years.

Baybars can be cold, malicious and ruthless, but he is can also be gentle, honorable and deeply loyal. One of supreme goodness and one of absolute evil. Retrieved 8 November What role does Hasan play in the novel? An engaging, well written and researched trilogy. See all 66 reviews. Following William Campbell from childhood as a sergeant in the Knights Templar to his succession to Brethreh, the story is engrossing with rich descriptions of locations and people.

Crusade : Robyn Young :

This is the story of Will Campbell a reluctant Knight Templar, his friendship and love and his growth from a boy to a man. To find out more about Robyn Young and her historical novels, visit her website at www.

The Church could not bless a ‘crusade’ that was doomed to failure but the Church also did not stop it. This book brings together timeless human concerns and clearly redrawn historical situations. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. I wouldn’t say they were wooden or one-dimensional or anything like that, but one of the other reviewers said they are a tad under-developed and I can see where they have come up with this decision.

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