Whyte's major work to date is the A Dream of Eagles series (as it is titled in Canada, but known as The Camulod Chronicles in the United States and elsewhere).
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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.
The Guardians Trilogy, set in the 14th century, features three extraordinary Guardians of medieval Scotland, the three greatest heroes the country ever produced, all of whom were contemporaries and knew one another. They were William Wallace; Robert the Bruce; and Sir James "The Black" Douglas.