The king of Scotland is dead. Civil war threatens as powerful Scottish families fight over the throne, unaware that King Edward of England has plans of his own. For years, Edward has nurtured a fierce vision of conquest, inspired by the words of an ancient prophecy from the time of the legendary King Arthur that will change the face of Britain. In this divided land, a boy grows to manhood in a family torn apart by ambition and betrayal. The path he takes will never be smooth–he will serve his enemy and betray his friends before he finds himself. But destiny is waiting to claim him. His name is Robert the Bruce, and his story begins in Insurrection.