First published on the 700th anniversary of the pivotal event in Scottish history, the epic story of Robert Bruce comes to a climax at the Battle of Banckburn. Robert has achieved his great ambition to be crowned King of Scotland, but in doing so has provoked the wrath of the new king of England, Edward II. Raising the feared dragon banner, Edward marches rth, determined to recapture the kingdom. But the English are t Robert's only enemies, and he is forced to flee after murdering his great rival John Comyn, splitting the kingdom apart. Robert has a crown, but country, the will to lead, but real authority. Fighting from hidden strongholds and the Western Isles, with the support of a few brave men and the alluring blewoman, Christiana, Robert drives towards Banckburn where an epic confrontation with Edward will decide the future of Scotland.
Robyn Young's first novel, BRETHREN, went straight into the Sunday Times top ten, becoming the bestselling hardback debut of the year. In 2007, she was named one of Waterstones's twenty-five 'authors of the future'. The inspiration for Robyn's new bestselling trilogy, which began in 2010 with INSURRECTION, was a research trip to Scotland and is based on the life of Robert Bruce. Her novels have been published in 22 countries in 19 languages and have sold almost 2 million copies.