A NATION WILL FIGHT FOR ITS FREEDOM.
Robert Low’s Kingdom Series on the making of Scotland, now available in one complete eBook for the first time and featuring a new and exclusive Author’s Note on the series.
THE LION WAKES
It is 1296 and Scotland is in turmoil. The old King, Alexander III, has died and Scotland’s future is in peril. Edward I of England, desperate to keep control of his northern borders, arranges for John Baliol to take leadership of Scotland.
But unrest is rife and many are determined to throw off the shackles of England. Among those men is Robert the Bruce, darkly handsome, young, angry and obsessed by his desire to win Scotland's throne. He will fight for the freedom of the Scots until the end.
THE LION AT BAY
After fleeing to France following his defeat at the Battle of Falkirk, William Wallace has returned to Scottish soil to face his fate. But Robert the Bruce now stands between him and the crown. Warring factions, political intrigue and vicious battles threaten at every turn. Both men face uncertain futures, their efforts thwarted by shattered loyalties, superstition and rumour.
THE LION RAMPANT
It is 1314. Robert the Bruce has reigned for eight hard years, driving out his English enemies with fire and sword. Lives have been shredded by war – wives, daughters and lovers slain or imprisoned. His men have lost almost everything.
But three great fortresses in the Kingdom remain under English rule: Roxburgh, Stirling and Edinburgh. Bruce must capture each stronghold after another to come face-to-face with Edward II, the English King humiliated by defeat and determined to put down his Scottish enemy once and for all. And the last great battle for the Scottish throne will be decided on a bloody field called Bannockburn.
‘The Lion Rampant is pure Romance, exhilarating, appalling, compelling; great stuff. It is hard to think that anyone can do violent action better than Low… vivid, imaginative and blood-curdling’ THE SCOTSMAN
‘Intensely exciting, enjoyable and satisfying: a novel of honour, duty, chivalry, desperation, self-interest and fear’ Harry Sidebottom
‘A real master of historical fiction’ Ben Kane
‘Robert Low is on my “to read” list from now on’ Anthony Riches, author of The Empire Series
About the author
Robert Low has been a journalist and writer since the age of seventeen. He covered the wars in Vietnam, Sarajevo, Romania and Kosovo until common sense and the concerns of his wife and daughter prevailed.
To satisfy his craving for action, having moved to an area rich in Viking tradition, he took up re-enactment, joining The Vikings. He now spends his summers fighting furiously in helmet and mail in shieldwalls all over Britain and winters training hard.