VJ Books Presents Author Jack Whyte!
Jack Whyte was born and raised in Scotland, and educated in England and France. He migrated to Canada from the UK, in 1967, as a teacher of High School English, but he only taught for a year before starting to work as a professional singer, musician, actor and entertainer--a career he followed, one way and another and with many variations, for the next twenty-odd years.
In the early 1970s, Whyte researched, wrote, directed and appeared in a one man show based on the life and times of Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet. He later began writing for CBC National television, and eventually moved on to a career in advertising career, where he refined his craft and his writing skills as Head Writer and Creative Director of several advertising agencies before moving to the other side of the client-agency relationship, to act as Corporate Communications Director for a number of public and private companies.
Whyte's interest in 5th Century history and the 460-year Roman military occupation of Britain springs from his early Classical education in Scotland during the 1950s, and that interest, allied with an equally fervent preoccupation with the Arthurian legend, led him, in 1978, to a sudden realization of the probable truth underlying the legend's central mystery of the Sword in the Stone. Then, knowing how it had been done, Whyte set out to tell the story, and to establish King Arthur securely in a realistic and feasible historical context.
Whyte is married, with five adult children, and lives in British Columbia, Canada.
Jack Whyte Bibliography
A Dream of Eagles (Camulod Chronicles)
- The Skystone - 1992
- The Singing Sword - 1993
- The Eagles' Brood - 1994
- The Saxon Shore - 1998
- The Sorcerer Part 1: The Fort at River's Bend - 1999
- The Sorcerer Part 2: Metamorphosis - 2000
Golden Eagle (companion mini-series)
- The Lance Thrower - 2005
- The Eagle - 2006
The Templar Triology
- Knights of the Black and White - 2006
- Standard of Honor - 2007
- Order of Chaos - 2009
The Guardians of Scotland
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- The Forest Laird - 2010
- The Renegade - 2012
- Robert the Bruce - 2013
- The Guardian: A Tale of Scottish Independence - Coming March 2016