Mad King Robin
Mad King Robin is a riveting novella that tells the stirring tale of a nation’s desperate struggle against a brutal oppressor.
Scotland, 1306 - after slaying his lifelong rival to the throne in a chapel, Robert the Bruce is crowned king of Scotland. Yet even his own countrymen laugh at his foolishness, calling him Mad King Robin. The murder of the Bruce’s rival has enraged the English king in London. An English army is sent north and the Bruce's forces are destroyed at Methven. After the Bruce’s narrow escape, his wife, daughter and sisters are captured by the enemy
For eight years since Methven, the Bruce's wife Elizabeth de Burgh has hated every day of her captivity. All Elizabeth can do is cling to mad hopes of freedom, while her captors urge her to abandon her loyalty to her husband.
Yet 1314 is also the year when the Bruce, long emerged from hiding, is seeking to end the English hold on Scotland once and for all. The last fight for his people’s future beckons along the Bannock burn, but can the Bruce’s army overcome impossible odds to win freedom?
- 'James has pulled off yet another well-researched, fast-paced thriller' - Times Of Malta
- 'A cracking read, love a good historical novel that grabs you in and teaches you something whilst you’re engrossed!' - Amazon.com
- 'Like The Sheriff's Catch from the same author, this is an action-packed, brilliantly written book with some amazing scenes in it which I never wanted to end. I am a big fan of Cornwell and Iggulden and this author's quality of writing is as good as these - I look forward to more books from him' - Amazon.co.uk