The Guardians (The Bravehearts Chronicles)

4 books in series
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The Forest Laird Publisher's Summary

In the pre-dawn hours of August 24th, 1305, in London's Smithfield Prison, the outlaw William Wallace - hero of all the Scots and deadly enemy of King Edward of England - sits awaiting the dawn, when he is to be hanged and then drawn and quartered. This brutal sundering of his body is the revenge of the English. Wallace is visited by a Scottish priest who has come to hear his last confession, a priest who knows Wallace like a brother. Wallace's confession - the tale that follows - is all the more remarkable because it comes from real life.

We follow Wallace through his many lives - as outlaw and fugitive, hero and patriot, rebel and kingmaker. His exploits and escapades, desperate struggles and victorious campaigns are all here, as are the high ideals and fierce patriotism that drove him to abandon the people he loved to save his country.

William Wallace is the first heroic figure from the Scottish Wars of Independence, a man whose fame has reached far beyond his homeland. Wallace served as a subject for the Academy Award - winning film Braveheart. In The Forest Laird, Jack Whyte's masterful storytelling breathes life into Wallace's tale, giving listeners an amazing character study of the man who helped shape Scotland's future.

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  • Book 1

    • The Forest Laird

    • A Tale of William Wallace - The Guardians, Book 1
    • By: Jack Whyte
    • Narrated by: David Monteath
    • Length: 19 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    In the pre-dawn hours of August 24th, 1305, in London's Smithfield Prison, the outlaw William Wallace - hero of all the Scots and deadly enemy of King Edward of England - sits awaiting the dawn, when he is to be hanged and then drawn and quartered. This brutal sundering of his body is the revenge of the English. Wallace is visited by a Scottish priest who has come to hear his last confession, a priest who knows Wallace like a brother. Wallace's confession - the tale that follows - is all the more remarkable because it comes from real life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Audiobook.

    • By Thomas W Porter on 03-04-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Rebel

    • By: Jack Whyte
    • Narrated by: Bill Dick
    • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    A.D. 1305, an hour before dawn, London's Smithfield prison: In a dank cell, the outlaw William Wallace waits to be executed at first light. He is visited by a Scottish priest who has come to hear his last confession - the confession of a life even more exciting, violent and astonishing than the legend that survived. From internationally best-selling author Jack Whyte comes a story of brutal battles and high adventure, of heroism and redemption - the story of William Wallace as the world has never heard it before.

    • By: Jack Whyte
    • Narrated by: Bill Dick
    • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 05-10-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: $17.55

  • Book 2

    • The Renegade

    • A Tale of Robert the Bruce - The Guardians, Book 2
    • By: Jack Whyte
    • Narrated by: David Monteath
    • Length: 21 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    The year 1284 is a period of seeming peace in Scotland. It is also a time when the future of the country is being forged in the form of a young boy, 10-year-old Robert Bruce. In the decade that follows, King Alexander dies without an heir, and Scotland falls into chaos. The potential for civil war brings a growing threat of invasion from England as Edward I, young Bruce's hero and feudal patron, develops an obsession with adding Scotland, like Wales, to England's Crown by conquest.

    • A Tale of Robert the Bruce - The Guardians, Book 2
    • By: Jack Whyte
    • Narrated by: David Monteath
    • Length: 21 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 11-22-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

    Regular price: $34.94

  • Book 3

    • The Guardian

    • A Tale of Andrew Murray - The Guardians, Book 3
    • By: Jack Whyte
    • Narrated by: David Monteath
    • Length: 19 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Some men strive for greatness. And some men find themselves thrust into the role of their nation's saviors. Such are the two heroes who reshaped and reconfigured the entire destiny of the kingdom of Scotland. Wallace the Braveheart would become the only legendary, heroic, commoner in medieval British history. The other, Robert Bruce, earl of Carrick, would perfect the techniques of guerrilla warfare developed by Wallace and use them to create his own place in history as the greatest king of Scots.

    • A Tale of Andrew Murray - The Guardians, Book 3
    • By: Jack Whyte
    • Narrated by: David Monteath
    • Length: 19 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 11-22-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95