The Renegade

The Renegade

A Tale of Robert the Bruce

Book - 2012
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The eagerly awaited second volume in the Guardians series

The year is 1284 and it is a period of seeming peace in Scotland. It is also a time when the future of a country is being forged in the form of a young boy, ten-year-old Robert Bruce. He is witness to an extraordinary gathering of noblemen who have come to his family's estate, including King Edward of England, King Alexander of Scotland, and Lord Angus Mohr MacDonald of Islay. It is his first encounter with these powerful men, but it is certainly not his last. And what he sees and learns there about the nature of power will remain with him for many years to come.

In the decade that follows, King Alexander dies without an heir and Scotland falls into chaos. The potential for civil war brings a growing threat of invasion from England as Edward I, young Bruce's hero and feudal patron, develops an obsession with adding Scotland, like Wales, to England's crown by conquest. One man with extraordinary vision and strength will unite Scotland's warring factions against the larger threat that looms beyond its borders, but to do so he will have to resolve the conflict of his own personal, feudal, and national loyalties. This is the story of the man destined to be Robert I, King of Scots.

Filled with intrigue, high adventure, and remarkable characters, The Renegade is a dazzling feat of storytelling that weaves fascinating historical detail into the drama and excitement for which Jack Whyte is renowned.

Publisher: Toronto : Viking, 2012.
ISBN: 9780670068470
Branch Call Number: WHYTE
Characteristics: xiii, 575 p. ; 24 cm.


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Jan 14, 2015

This is identical to the book called "Robert The Bruce" also by Jack Whyte. If you are confused, they are both the second Whyte's The Guardians series.

Jan 24, 2013

Love all his previous titles. Maybe I was expecting too much? Wanted more details of the political intrigue. This one ends just as he becomes "renegade".

Oct 26, 2012

Just Finished it...WOW!I have read all of Jack Whytes books now, and bi-god he is an excellent writer! this latest one included in his retinue of excellence!

He is the only author that can consistently bring tears to my eyes!!!!His light uses of descriptive text is succinct and pithy...I get bored easily with too much description and this was a perfect balance in my humble opinion!And the plot, was as tantalizing as it was political...but speaks more to the different faces we all were whether at work or at home, or by is a beautiful analogy of anywhere/anytime on earth, that just happens to be based (closely I might add) to historical facts.

I am impressed, inspired, and outright delighted by the master-full storytelling Mr.Whyte produces herein...I too what with impatient bated breath at the next and conclusive chapter in this series!


Oct 10, 2012

Excellent follow-up to the Forest Laird. Highly recommend reading this book about Robert Bruce. Looking forward to the third book in the series.

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