The Bruce Trilogy : "Steps to the Empty Throne", "Price of the King's Peace" and "Path of the Hero King", Paperback Book

The Bruce Trilogy : "Steps to the Empty Throne", "Price of the King's Peace" and "Path of the Hero King" Paperback

5 out of 5 (4 ratings)


This trilogy tells the story of Robert the Bruce and how, tutored and encouraged by the heroic William Wallace, he determined to continue the fight for an independent Scotland, sustained by a passionate love for his land.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 1056 pages, maps
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9780340371862



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I bought this in Scotland about 5 years ago. if you are into Scot history, Nigel Tranter is the man. He does get a little dry at times, but the characters are interesting, the conflicts historical and exciting. He provides very detailed descriptions of the Scottish landscape, and I think he goes a little too far sometimes.

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I loved this book! Nigel Tranter is a new favorite author of mine after reading his robert the bruce trilogy.I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in robert the bruce and his fight against the english.

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I have read this book repeatedly since I was about 15 and have never tired of it. I'm aware that Tranter has played fast & loose with history and Bruce was never quite the heroic figure presented here, rather a cunning and manipulative individual who switched sides frequently to gain maximum advantage in the quest for the crown. Doesnt matter, this is just a superb piece of historical fiction.. My favourite part is the thundering speech Bruce delivers to the noble English captives after Bannockburn at the climax of Book 2, its one of the most stirring speeches I've ever read and I can never read it with my spine tingling. Anyone who's even remotely interested in Scottish history and anyone who simply loves good historical fiction MUST read this - its beyond superb.

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Not an easy read, but well worth it!I spent a lot of time looking at maps and looking up locations on the internet while reading this.Not only is the history fascinating, but the story is compelling.I'm afraid I actually was teary reading of the events immediatly leading up to the Battle of Bannockburn!

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