Jack Whyte

  • France, 1095. Le pape appelle à une reconquête des lieux saints, annonçant la première croisade.

    Quelques années plus tard, Hugh de Payns erre dans Jérusalem mise à feu et à sang. Envoyé par une confrérie dont il n'a plus de nouvelles afin de découvrir le trésor caché de la ville du Christ, ce chevalier traumatisé par la guerre fonde un nouvel ordre de moines.
    Ils prendront le nom de Templiers. Jurant de protéger les pèlerins, Hugh et ses compagnons n'abandonnent pas pour autant leur quête secrète : trouver le trésor enfoui sous la cité, dont le contenu pourrait bien faire trembler le royaume... et l'Église tout entière.
    Mais ils ne tardent pas à attirer l'attention de personnes puissantes déterminées à percer le mystère des Templiers...
    « Les origines des Templiers sont révélées... Passionnant ! » - The Vancouver Sun
    « Jack Whyte embarque le lecteur dans un récit épique, mêlant habilement drame historique et aventure. » - Booklist
    « Les descriptions de Jack Whyte sont incroyablement vivantes et réalistes, tout comme ses personnages. » - Publishers Weekly
    « Un roman historique solide truffé de faits fascinants. » - The Globe and Mail
    « Une histoire sanglante, un mystère sacré et une intrigue complexe qui emporte le lecteur. » - Diana Gabaldon, auteure de la saga Le Chardon et le Tartan

  • Octobre 1307.

    Le roi Philippe IV fait arrêter tous les Templiers de France et saisit leurs biens avec l'aide du pape. Averti de ce complot, William St. Clair réussit de justesse à s'échapper. Fuyant le pays en compagnie de quelques centaines de frères d'armes, il emporte le trésor de l'ordre.
    Face à cette traîtrise de la couronne, le chevalier décide qu'il est temps d'abandonner le passé : il libère ses hommes de leurs voeux d'obéissance à la papauté et les mène une dernière fois au combat lors de la bataille de Bannockburn.
    Une fois la victoire assurée, William et les survivants de l'ordre quittent l'Europe pour une terre de légendes : l'Amérique...
    « La Trilogie des Templiers se termine en apothéose ! » Booklist

  • La légende est bien connue, celle d'Arthur ramenant l'ordre en des terres jusque-là ravagées par la cruauté. Son père, Uther, se taillant un royaume dans les décombres de l'empire Romain. Et l'épée Excalibur, que le plus grand roi d'Angleterre vint tirer de la pierre.
    Mais la légende ne dit pas tout. Qu'advient-il des soldats romains livrés à eux-mêmes ? Doivent-ils fuir vers Rome ou chercher à contenir les barbares ? Publius Varrus, l'ancêtre guerrier d'Arthur, n'a pas hésité à verser son sang pour bâtir un nouvel empire sur les cendres de l'ancien, comptant à ses côtés la belle Luceiia, Romaine de Bretagne, femme d'honneur et de justice.
    Ainsi nous sont contés les secrets de la légende. La naissance d'Excalibur, une épée d'exception, dans le sang, la violence et la fougue. Et celle d'un royaume à nul autre pareil. Tandis que la longue nuit des Âges Sombres se répand sur la Bretagne romaine, un homme et une femme s'efforcent d'ériger un dernier rempart dédié à la loi et à la connaissance. Un modeste fort perché sur une colline... qui deviendra Camelot la grande.
    « Le caractère mystique de cette époque ancienne se déploie avec une incroyable vivacité sous la plume de Jack Whyte, tout comme ses personnages. » - Publishers Weekly
    « Une admirable description des derniers jours de la Bretagne romaine et des débuts de l'époque légendaire du roi Arthur... Un récit énergique et bourré d'action. » - The Register Herald
    « Un superbe exemple de fiction historique, riche en détails et péripéties. » - The Globe and Mail
    « Si vous vous êtes déjà demandé comment naît une légende, celle des origines de la Bretagne arthurienne telle que la traite Whyte ici va vous fasciner. » - Brazosport Facts
    « Il aura fallu plus d'un siècle, mais nous disposons enfin d'une légende arthurienne telle que les corps d'armée en ont fait l'expérience éprouvante, brutale mais palpitante. » - Torn Shippey, professeur émérite en littérature anglaise du Moyen-Âge à l'université de Leeds
    « Les personnages bien campés et une scrupuleuse attention portée aux détails ne manqueront pas d'attirer les amateurs de légendes arthuriennes. » - Library Journal

  • En 1187, la bataille de Hattin voit la victoire éclatante de l'armée menée par Saladin contre les croisés. Échappant de justesse à la mort, le Templier Alexander Sinclair prend la décision de dissimuler son appartenance à l'ordre et se retrouve prisonnier.
    Vivant parmi ses ennemis, le jeune chevalier ne tarde pas à se lier d'amitié avec eux. Deux ans plus tard, de l'autre côté de la Méditerranée, son cousin, André St. Clair, s'apprête à suivre Richard Coeur de Lion lors de la troisième croisade.
    La campagne militaire est bientôt marquée par les intrigues politiques et les conflits personnels. Dans cet univers où règnent l'ambition et la haine, les Justes ne sont pas toujours ceux que l'on croit...
    « Jack Whyte mêle intrigues politiques et batailles épiques pour le plus grand plaisir des lecteurs ! » Publishers Weekly
    « Un deuxième tome servi par une prose efficace. » Kirkus Reviews
    « Des personnages forts, une intrigue efficace et une écriture remarquable. » Quill & Quire
    « Whyte a trouvé la clé pour rajeunir la légende et la faire revivre. La qualité et la richesse des détails historiques sont fascinantes. » Calgary Herald
    « La boue, la violence quotidienne, les intrigues politiques complexes prendront les lecteurs par surprise. » Toronto Star
    « Un roman à la fois bourré d'action et intelligent. » Historical Novel Society

  • Nous savons tous qu'Arthur a extrait l'épée de la pierre, qu'il a fondé Camelot, que les luttes de pouvoir ont fini par détruire ses rêves. Mais comment la légende est-elle née ?

    Avant Arthur, avant Camelot, la Bretagne est une contrée obscure et sauvage. Les citoyens romains qui y sont installés depuis plusieurs générations sont confrontés à un dilemme : quitter la province et regagner une société corrompue qui leur est devenue étrangère, ou endurer la violence des guerriers pictes et de l'envahisseur saxon. Mais que se passera-t-il lorsque les légions, dernier rempart de la civilisation romaine, se retireront ?
    Pour Publius Varrus et Caius Britannicus, une seule option possible : il leur faut rester, préserver les coutumes romaines dans ce qu'elles ont de meilleur, tout en inventant une nouvelle culture à partir des vestiges de l'ancienne.
    Ils donneront ainsi naissance à la légende. Car ces deux héros sont les arrière-grands-pères d'Arthur, et ils vont par leurs actes forger une nation... mais aussi une épée, nommée Excalibur.
    « Une admirable description des derniers jours de la Bretagne romaine et des débuts de l'époque légendaire du roi Arthur... Un récit énergique et bourré d'action. » - The Register Herald
    « Un superbe exemple de fiction historique, riche en détails et péripéties. » - The Globe and Mail
    « Si vous vous êtes déjà demandé comment naît une légende, celle des origines de la Bretagne arthurienne telle que la traite Whyte ici va vous fasciner. » - Brazoport Facts
    « Il aura fallu plus d'un siècle, mais nous disposons enfin d'une légende arthurienne telle que les corps d'armée en ont fait l'expérience éprouvante, brutale mais palpitante. » - Torn Shippey, professeur émérite en littérature anglaise du Moyen-Âge à l'université de Leeds
    « L'un des livres les plus importants portant sur les légendes arthuriennes. » - Professeur Randy Lee Eickhoff, auteur de The Fourth Horseman

  • The story of the rise and fall of the powerful and mysterious Knights of the Temple: the Third Crusade under Richard the Lionheart.

  • The exciting first book in a brand new fictional trilogy about the most important events in the history of the Order of the Knights Templar.

  • Anglais Order In Chaos

    Jack Whyte

    The third instalment of Jack Whyte's templar trilogy.The Order - a secret society of men from ancient, noble families, drawn together to safeguard the Christian Church's most precious secrets - has been decimated by a King's petulant will. Its members are being persecuted and most have been forced to flee for their lives as their leaders are burnt at the stake.But the Order's secrets must continue to be protected and hidden; so as their world falls apart, the dangerous task of smuggling the sacred treasure out from under the nose of a vengeful king falls to just a few brave men.

  • A throne will be claimed Heroes will fall A destiny will be fulfilled Merlyn Britannicus returns to his home of Camelot to keep a sacred promise: to lead Arthur Pendragon to the throne.

    But between Merlyn and victory lie opponents who would destroy those that he loves the most. As friends and family face violent judgement, Merlyn transforms himself into the feared sorcerer of legend.

    Time is running out for Merlyn to unite a Britain divided by war and lust for power, and for him to turn Arthur from young hero into the High King of Britain.

    Discover the most authentic telling of the Arthurian legend ever written

  • An heir hidden A land divided A king in waiting Having fled their home of Camelot, Merlyn Britannicus and the Arthur Pendragon find sanctuary in an abandoned Roman fort as the protector continues the young heir's training.

    Sheltered from the forces that would destroy him, Arthur grows in strength and resolve, and the child becomes a warrior and a hero.

    But a storm is coming, and Merlyn must make preparations for the path ahead: a dangerous journey home and the battle that will see the boy become a king.

    Discover the most authentic telling of the Arthurian legend ever written

  • A mighty warrior A faithful friend An immortal love As Arthur forges a union in Britain, across the sea a royal son is denied his birthright. The Romans are gone and war is coming to Gaul.

    In an age of cruelty and barbarism, Lancelot - known as Clothar - has been raised to champion justice and righteousness, but as his boyhood world in Gaul disintegrates, he seeks sanctuary in a new home: Britain.

    There he finds Arthur Pendragon, newly crowned High King, who, dreams, like Clothar himself, of living in a better world. The friendship of these men, and the love they share for a woman, will grow into Britain's most enduring legend.

    Discover the most authentic telling of the Arthurian legend ever written

  • Heroes united Camelot threatened A fight to the end In a wintry shelter, hidden from marauders, the warrior Lancelot and Arthur, High King of Britain, conceive of an order of knights to defend the newly united kingdom from all who would destroy it.

    Camelot, the High King's seat, is the wonder of the land, and the rule of Arthur and his beautiful queen Guinevere promises to bring about a new era of peace and prosperity.

    Yet love tests loyalty to the breaking point, while renewed threats of war in the north force Arthur to look to the defences of his kingdom and take steps to ensure that the dream which he has worked so hard to achieve will not be destroyed.

    Discover the most authentic telling of the Arthurian legend ever written

  • Anglais The Guardian

    Jack Whyte

    From Jack Whyte, the master of the sweeping historical epic, comes the continuing 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, who called himself the 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 guerrilla 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 Englands military power for decades--before giving rise to a new nation of free men.

  • Anglais The Renegade

    Jack Whyte

    The Renegade is a blazing, brilliant, new historical adventure in Jack Whyte's Guardians series. Packed with action, heroism, and vibrant historical detail, The Renegade recounts the life of Scotland's greatest medieval king, Robert the Bruce. Bruce was one of the most famous warriors of his generation, eventually leading Scotland during the Wars of Scottish Independence against the Kingdom of England, most famously at the bloody Battle of Bannockburn. Today in Scotland, Bruce is revered as a national hero, but during his lifetime, the rebellious leader and guerrilla tactician was a thorn in Edward Plantagenet's side, earning himself the nickname the Renegade. Set in the 14th century, The Guardians series features three extraordinary guardians of medieval Scotland, the greatest heroes the country ever produced. The exploits and escapades, high ideals, and fierce patriotism of William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, and Sir James Douglas are the stuff of legends, and the soul and substance of these epic novels.

  • Born of the chaos of the Dark Ages, the Dream of Eagles produced a king, a country and an everlasting legend--Camelot In The Sorcerer: Metamorphosis , Merlyn returns to Camulod with his young charge, Arthur. But there is little time to enjoy their homecoming. Peter Ironhair’s ambitions are once again threatening peace in Britain, and soon Merlyn and Arthur must ride into battle to defend their land from both Ironhair and invaders from across the sea. While Arthur is a soldier, he is not yet a leader of men. Merlyn sends him to live for a time among his father’s people to gain the wisdom essential to rule them. Spurred on by a hunger for vengeance that will only be satisfied by the death of his enemies, Merlyn begins his metamorphosis into the Sorcerer, enlisting perhaps the only force that can bring down Ironhair and his allies once and for all. From the Paperback edition.

  • Anglais Uther

    Jack Whyte

    A hot-headed young warrior must decide whether to follow the longings of his own heart or rise to the challenge of leading his people. Will he be the greatest king the Cambrians have ever known, or will he fall prey to the darkness in his own soul? Such are the questions answered in Uther, the story of Uther Pendragon, cousin to the sorcerer Merlyn and father to Arthur, the future King of Britain. In his boyhood, Uther divides his time between two radically different worlds. Within the solid walls of Camulod, he enjoys the luxuries of a civilized community and trains in the Roman military style to realize his heroic dream--commanding Camulod's cavalry. But still he is pulled back to his father's people and the dark land of his birth, the harsh, primitive world of the Pendragon of Cambria. At the death of his father, King Uric, a new king must be elected from among the chiefs, and Uther must reconcile himself to the fate that awaits him. For fans of Jack Whyte's popular Dream of Eagles series, Uther opens the window to the world beyond Camulod and unravels the mystery behind the legend.

  • Scotland: AD 1297
    Two heroes. One nation. United in the fight for freedom.
    In the spring of 1297, the two great Scottish heroes meet in Ayr: William Wallace, legendary champion of the common man, and Robert Bruce, who would perfect the guerrilla warfare developed by Wallace and use it to cement his place in history as Scotland's greatest king.Each is determined to defy the ambitions of England and its malignant king, Edward Plantagenet, whose lust to conquer and consume the realm of Scotland by blood and fury is unyielding. Their anger is about to unleash a storm that will last for sixteen years.From Jack Whyte, the master of the sweeping historical epic, comes the continuing story of two heroes who changed the entire destiny of Scotland by defying the might and power of the king of England.

  • Anglais The Eagle

    Jack Whyte

    Beginning with The Skystone, the first in his riveting Camulod Chronicles, bestselling author Jack Whyte has embarked on an ambitious and remarkable re-telling of the Arthurian cycle, giving us a fresh and compelling take on a story that has been beloved for centuries. The Eagle is the dramatic conclusion of Whyte’s four-generation epic of the rise and fall of Arthur Pendragon, High King of All Britain. In this final volume, Whyte takes us into the lives and minds of the three very human and astonishingly ordinary people whose interrelationships would give rise to the greatest, most enduring love story in the Western world. Clothar, the young Frankish knight known as The Lancer, returns to his homeland in Gaul as Arthur’s ambassador. From there, while forging overseas alliances on Arthur’s behalf, he watches as Arthur and Merlyn struggle to unify the clans and peoples of Britain and re-establish the rule of law. Clothar knows Arthur’s darkest secret. When his friend needs him most, he steps forward…but can he intervene in time to oppose the dark forces which threaten Arthur's plans by sowing chaos across Britain?

  • Born of the chaos of the Dark Ages, the Dream of Eagles produced a king, a country and an everlasting legend--Camelot Merlyn Britannicus, Commander of Camulod, must educate his young charge, Arthur Pendragon, future King of Britain. Threats against young Arthur’s life have forced Merlyn and the boy to leave Camulod, settling in an abandoned Roman fort, where they are safe from political intrigue. Enlisting help from a close-knit group of friends, Merlyn teaches the young King about warfare, justice, honour and the responsibilities of leadership in preparation to wield the sword Excalibur. When the tenuous peace of Camulod is threatened by unrest in neighbouring regions, Merlyn faces a dilemma. How can he prepare the young Arthur to be a ruler of men when he continues to train him in isolation? Merlyn knows that he must risk the dream of his grandfather Caius Britannicus if he is ever to fulfill it. From the Paperback edition.

  • Anglais The Saxon Shore

    Jack Whyte

    Born of the chaos of the Dark Ages, the Dream of Eagles produced a king, a country and an everlasting legend--Camelot The orphaned baby Arthur--heir to the Colony of Camulod and born with both Roman heritage and the royal blood of the Hibernian Scots and the Celtic Welsh--has been adopted by his cousin Caius Merlyn Britannicus. Merlyn is now the sole custodian of the great dream of his ancestors: that of independent survival in Britain amid the ruins of the imperial Roman world. He is also the keeper of Excalibur, the wondrous sword crafted by his great-uncle Publius Varrus. It is up to Merlyn to teach the young Arthur all that he needs to know to unify the diverse clans of Britain under his kingship. And it is Merlyn’s laborious responsibility to see that the young Arthur survives the deadly threats to this destiny--threats that arise from the bloody Saxon shore. From the Paperback edition.

  • Anglais The Eagles' Brood

    Jack Whyte

    Born of the chaos of the Dark Ages, the Dream of Eagles produced a king, a country and an everlasting legend--Camelot Most know him as Merlyn; all call him Commander. Caius Merlyn Britannicus is responsible for the safety of the colony known as Camulod, and for the welfare of the colonists who look to him for guidance, leadership, justice and salvation. Uther Pendragon, the man who will father the legendary Arthur, is the cousin Merlyn has known and loved since their births--four hours apart on the same day, the year the legions left Britain. As different as can be, they are inseparable: two faces of the same coin. In a world torn apart by warfare and upheaval, each is the other’s certainty until a vicious crime--one that strikes at the roots of Merlyn’s own life--drives a wedge between them. From the Paperback edition.

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