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The Bruce Trilogy: The Steps to the Empty Throne; The Path of the Hero King; The Price of the King's Peace

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2002

    What a story!

    I loved reading this book, I counldn't put it down! I can't say enough about Mr. Tranter as a writer, He brings to life the very essence of what is Scotland. Although I'm an American, I feel that trough his novels I've made a connetion with the Scots. Although they classify mr. Tranter's books as fiction, he always keeps as close to the truth as possible. I have have read many of mr. tranter's novels and I believe 'the Bruce trilogy' to be the crowning achievement of his expansive career.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2001

    Here's one for Spielberg!

    Although Braveheart touched on this time period it made a few mistakes. Robert the Bruce was much younger than William Wallace and held land in England. His wife was introduced by Edward I. The betrayal scene in Braveheart made the young robert look like a fiend. This book and the others by Nigel Tranter seem to have a better grasp on history. Mr Tranter lived his 90 years in Scotland as a writer and a historian where as the author of braveheart grew up in Texas USA. I have truly loved this book.

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  • Posted January 15, 2014

    Highly recommended for those who love historic detail wrapped around a really good story

    I love and esteem Nigel Tranter and his books. I found him by chance mentioned in Acknowledgements in a book by Jack Whyte. His dedication to detail and his ability to humanize his characters bring them to life so beautifully.

    The Bruce Trilogy opens with Robert Bruce as young man, a special favorite of Edward I, antithema to what he would become, and takes us to the end of the Bruce's life. Each book is rich in detail in the people, the battles and the various locations in Northern England, Scotland and the Hebrides Islands that populate Tranter's books. He leaves no stone unturned to bring you the whole story. You feel his love and dedication to his subject which is Scotland in it's entirety.

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