The Forest Laird: A Tale Of William Wallace by Jack WhyteThe Forest Laird: A Tale Of William Wallace by Jack Whyte

The Forest Laird: A Tale Of William Wallace

byJack Whyte

Mass Market Paperback | August 2, 2011

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In the pre-dawn hours of August 24, AD 1305, in London's Smithfield Prison, the outlaw William Wallace, who is to be executed at dawn, is visited by a Scottish priest who has come to hear his last confession. So begins The Forest Laird, the first book in Jack Whyte's masterful new trilogy, The Guardians.

Wallace's story leads us through his many lives—as an outlaw and a fugitive, a hero and a patriot, a rebel and a kingmaker. He is the first heroic figure from the Scottish Wars of Independence brought blazingly to life in Jack Whyte's new trilogy and will be followed by his two compatriots, Robert the Bruce, King of Scots, and Sir James Douglas, known as the Black Douglas. Their exploits and escapades, desperate struggles and medieval savagery, high ideals and fierce patriotism are the stuff of legends, and the soul and substance of these epic novels.

Jack Whyte was born and raised in Scotland and has lived in Canada since 1967. He has been an actor, orator, singer, poet, and businessman at various stages of his life, and he holds an honorary doctorate of letters for his contribution to Canadian popular fiction. A resident of Kelowna, British Columbia, he is the author of the intern...
Title:The Forest Laird: A Tale Of William WallaceFormat:Mass Market PaperbackProduct dimensions:752 pages, 7.5 × 4.25 × 2 inShipping dimensions:7.5 × 4.25 × 2 inPublished:August 2, 2011Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143169092

ISBN - 13:9780143169093


Editorial Reviews

“With The Forest Laird, novelist Jack Whyte paints a far more complex portrait—one in which William Wallace shines forth not just as an Achilles of the late 1200s, but as a reluctant outlaw, a Latin-speaking kingmaker and a sword-wielding patriot…. Whyte opens the novel brilliantly … [and] succeeds in weaving history into the story as it crackles along.” - The Globe and Mail“Whyte’s prose is punctuated with moments of tension that contrast perfectly with the book’s sombre tone.” - Winnipeg Free Press