The Guardian: A Tale Of Andrew Murray by Jack WhyteThe Guardian: A Tale Of Andrew Murray by Jack Whyte

The Guardian: A Tale Of Andrew Murray

byJack Whyte

Paperback | August 4, 2015

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The stunning third volume in the Guardians series

From the master of the sweeping historical epic comes the story of two heroes who reshaped and reconfigured the entire destiny of the kingdom of Scotland by defying the might and power of Edward Plantagenet, the king of England, Hammer of the Scots. Wallace the Braveheart would become the only legendary, heroic commoner in medieval British history and the undying champion of the common man. The other, Robert Bruce, earl of Carrick, would perfect the techniques of guerilla warfare developed by Wallace and use them to create his own place in history as the greatest king of Scots who ever lived.


In the spring of 1297, the two men meet in Ayr, in the south of Scotland, each having recently lost a young wife, one in childbirth and the other by murder. Each is heartbroken but determined in his grief to defy the ambitions of England and its malignant king, whose lust to conquer and consume the realm of Scotland is blatant and unyielding. Their combined anger at the injustices of the invading English is about to unleash a storm in Scotland that will last for sixteen years—and destroy England’s military power for decades—before giving rise to a new nation of free men.


Jack Whyte’s masterful storytelling breathes life into the rugged men who waged Scotland’s brutal wars of independence and shaped her future.

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 Guardian: A Tale Of Andrew MurrayFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:768 pages, 7.5 × 4.3 × 1.6 inShipping dimensions:7.5 × 4.3 × 1.6 inPublished:August 4, 2015Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143169130

ISBN - 13:9780143169130


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great characters These stories really bring the historical characters to life, and in a way that makes it easier to read than strictly non-fiction literature.
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jack Whyte All of Jack Whyte's books deserve five stars. I read them all from the Camulod series to The Guardian Trilogy. You will definitely want to go to Scotland after the Trilogy.
Date published: 2015-06-03

Editorial Reviews

“Whyte writes with a clear sense of history as an ongoing chess game….There is more to the book than what might refer to as the marquee events of history. It’s wiser than that and Whyte has the skills as a writer to pull it off with aplomb…. [The Guardian] is both captivating and transporting, plunging the reader into an utterly alien world of conflict, the repercussions of which are being felt to the present day.” - Vancouver Sun"To read Jack Whyte is to surrender to a storyteller of the old school. His writing is firmly rooted in the basics of good storytelling: strong characterization, effective plotting, and excellent writing." - Quill & Quire"Whyte's found the key to refreshing legend and making it live again.... The wealth and richness of the historical detail are fascinating. If James Michener is the past master of the sweeping epic, then Jack Whyte may well be the future one." - Calgary Herald"Whyte, a master at painting pictures on an epic-sized canvas, pulls the reader into the story with his usual deft combination of historical drama and old-fashioned adventure." - Booklist