View Full Version : Jack Whyte William Wallace series

11-06-11, 07:23 AM
Can anyone recommend Jack Whyte's new book/series about William Wallace? I gave his Roman novels a go but am more into stuffier things like the I Claudius books. I'm hoping to get a thumbs up on his new effort as it would be nice to erase the image of the Aussie in Bravehair from my mind.

12-06-11, 02:42 AM
oh! You just reminded me I want to read that. I've heard good things about it.

I'm going to my library website right now to put a hold in it!

22-09-11, 01:37 PM
I read it - not bad at all. A bit romanticized as all jack Whyte's books seem to be. This one will also be a trilogy so look forward to books 2 & 3.

Hoot Mon
22-09-11, 05:47 PM
Yup, read that. I've read all of Jack Whyte's work and, although I did enjoy "The Forest Laird," I kind of prefered his Roman Britain novels. I liked his combining William Wallace with Robin Hood; it seems like an obvious combination (now) but no one else thought of it. For enjoyability I would rate it behind the "Dream of Eagles" series but ahead of the "Templar" trilogy.

01-10-11, 04:32 PM
Agree with Hootmon entirely on that,[and that doesn't happen often!]
The Templar trilogy was a bit of a dud as far as I was concerned,
but I certainly enjoyed the Eagle series and I just finished The Forest
Laird and found it quite entertaining, if a bit different from the "legend"
of William Wallace.