(The third book in the Rebelking: Chronicles of Robert de Brus series)
A novel by Carolyn Hale Bruce and Charles Randolph Bruce
The rebellion continues... By 1314, Robert the Brus has waged a guerilla-style war for eight long years to regain Scotlands independence from England. During that time he recaptured Scottish castles, one by one, to make the land inhospitable to the English invaders. His brother agreed to a treaty that will remove Stirling Castle from English control with neither siege nor battle...unless the English king relieves the fortress by June 24th. Roberts hand is dealt. He must meet the English king, Edward II, and his tremendous might on a battlefield south of the citadel, and he knows the winner will take all of Scotland, not just Castle Stirling. In mid-June, King Edward starts the trek north. He has culled knights from among Europes finest and hired them to fight for him with the promises of Scottish lands and titles and great wealth...once the battle is won. Included in his twenty-mile-long train are 22,500 trained men and untold tonnage of supplies and arms. Robert, King of Scots, and his ragtag army of fewer than 6,000 men are the only obstacle in the way of the English kings overwhelming force and sheer determination to enslave the Scots. Meeting on a field of unripe wheat beside a stream called Bannok Burn, the two kings and their armies decide the fates of the generations then standing and their children yet unborn.
Used availability for Carolyn Hale Bruce's Bannok Burn
June 2006 : USA Hardback
November 2011 : USA Paperback
June 2006 : USA Paperback
November 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition