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Thursday, September 23, 2010
Historical Fiction & Fantasy Author Jack Whyte Waterloo
Words Worth Books is looking forward to our instore event with Jack Whyte. This is the second time he has come to Waterloo to promote his historical novels.
Thursday October 7 - 7pm - Free
In-store 100 King St. S in Uptown Waterloo.
Parking on King St., or off of Caroline st. in the Waterloo Town Square lot.
In the pre-dawn hours of August 24, 1305 a.d., in London's Smithfield Prison, the outlaw William Wallace, who is to be executed at dawn, is visited by a Scottish priest who has come to hear his last Confession. So begins The Forest Laird, the first book in Jack Whyte's masterful new trilogy. Wallace's story leads us through his many lives—as an outlaw and a fugitive, a hero and a patriot, a rebel and a kingmaker. He is the first heroic figure from the Scottish Wars of Independence brought blazingly to life in Jack Whyte's new trilogy, the Guardians, and will be followed by his two compatriots Robert the Bruce, King of Scots; and Sir James Douglas, known as The Black
Jack Whyte was born and raised in Scotland and emigrated to Canada in 1967. He is an actor, orator, singer, and poet, and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) for his contribution to Canadian popular fiction. He is the author of the internationally bestselling Dream of Eagles series and the Templar Trilogy. He lives in Kelowna, British Columbia.
The following are three video interviews in which Jack discusses this new series: