The concluding volume in Robyn Young's epic, internationally bestselling BRETHREN trilogy.
After years of fighting in the desert sun - and secretly working for peace with the Brethren - Will Campbell returns to find his Scottish homeland under attack by his enemy, King Edward I.
Betrayed by those he has served since boyhood, torn apart watching his daughter plunge into a dangerous affair, Will must now forge his own path to peace - even if it leads through another battlefield.
But a new threat is rising in France, where a warrior king will stop at nothing to achieve his twisted ambitions.
The fight for the Holy Land is over, but the Temple's last battle has just begun...
Young writes with remarkable accuracy, action-packed efficiency and gut-wrenching violence - The Times
Satisfyingly complex - Sunday Telegraph
Compared to Bernard Cornwell's Azincourt, REQUIEM is 'More rollicking, even more fast moving and breathless...so pacy' - Heat's Boyd Hilton, speaking on Radio 5 Live Books Panel
Fantastic baddies! - Independent on Sunday's Suzi Feay, speaking on Radio 5 Live Books Panel
Praise for the Brethren trilogy - . . .
BRETHREN is one of the best historical debuts in recent memory. Exciting and enthralling, it gripped me from the first page and left me waiting anxiously for the next instalment - John Connolly
Pacy and well-written, with vivid, convincing characters, Brethren captures your interest until the last page. I eagerly 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
Robyn Young was born in Oxford and grew up in the Midlands and Devon. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Sussex and lives and writes in Brighton full-time. Her first novel, BRETHREN, was the bestselling hardback debut novel of 2006, with the paperback also going straight into the top ten bestseller list. Two more bestsellers followed, CRUSADE and REQUIEM, completing the Brethren trilogy, which has now sold over a million copies and been translated into nineteen languages.
The inspiration for Robyn's new trilogy, which began with INSURRECTION and continues in RENEGADE, grew out of an earlier research trip to Scotland. Robyn explains: 'Day by day, out of the pages of history and the wild landscape, one figure came striding, larger, clearer than all the others - Robert the Bruce. He swept me off my feet and carried me into a story of bitter family feuds, two civil wars and the struggle for the crown. I realised there was no way this character could play a cameo role in another man's story. His tale was too powerful, too intricate and too good to be cut down and boxed to fit.'
To find out more about Robyn Young and her historical novels, visit her website at www.robynyoung.com and her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RobynYoungAuthor and follow her on Twitter @RobynYoung36