Skip to main content
PBS logo

Discussion Forums - Historical Fiction

Topic: Robert the Bruce any suggestion?

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
I-F-Letty avatar
Member of the Month medalFriend of PBS-Silver medalPBS Blog Contributor medal
Subject: Robert the Bruce any suggestion?
Date Posted: 5/27/2009 11:54 PM ET
Member Since: 3/14/2009
Posts: 9,182
Back To Top
Or any other good HF about Scotland, I would appericate any suggestions.
mich119 avatar
Friend of PBS-Silver medal
Date Posted: 5/28/2009 8:41 AM ET
Member Since: 7/21/2008
Posts: 437
Back To Top

For Robert the Bruce, there's King's Swift Rider if you haven't read it already, which I think Braveheart may have been based on.  Nigel Tranter has a series of books based on Robert the Bruce.

For Scotland in general, there's Mary Queen of Scotland & the Isles by Margaret George - I've had this one on my TBR list for awhile, and loved the other George books I've read.  Her writing style makes you feel like you are right there in the period. 

The Diana Gabaldon Outlander books are based in Scotland - another that I've got in TBR that I haven't gotten to, but everyone who reads seems to love! 

Another that looks good is The Observations by Jane Harris.


ALbookbugg avatar
Member of the Month medalFriend of PBS-Silver medal
Date Posted: 5/30/2009 9:41 AM ET
Member Since: 10/29/2005
Posts: 3,823
Back To Top

I thought Nigel Tranter's "Bruce" series was very well done. The 3 books are:

  • The Steps to the Empty Throne
  • The Path of the Hero King
  • The Price of the King's Peace

Another one, "The Great Scot" by Duncan A. Bruce. This one is actually written by a direct descendant of the brother of Robert the Bruce. He's written a couple of non-fiction books about Scotland too, I think.

Last Edited on: 5/30/09 9:41 AM ET - Total times edited: 1