BLOOD'S REVOLUTIONAngus Donald Book Number: 89479 Product format: Hardback
Mixing the fascinating and bloody events of the Stuart reign with thrilling historical fiction, the novel is set in an age of treachery where everyone must pick a side. It's 1685 and after the victory of Sedgemoor by King James II's men and the Bloody Assizes that followed, the British Isles faces an uneasy time. Many powerful men have grown tired of Catholic James's brutal, autocratic rule and seek to invite William, the Protestant Prince of Orange, to seize the thrones of the Three Kingdoms. When Lieutenant Holcroft Blood, a brilliant but unusual gunnery officer in His Majesty's Ordnance, discovers that a sinister French agent known only by his code name Narrey has landed on English soil, he discovers a plan that could threaten the stability of the nation. While revolution brews in the gentlemen's clubs of London, Holcroft discovers that a murderous French spymaster has followed him across the Channel. Worse, he must decide whether to join the conspirators including his old friend Jack Churchill, now Lord Marlborough, and support Dutch William's invasion, or remain loyal to his unpopular king. Facing danger from all sides, Holcroft must choose whether to follow his friend, or his conscience. A splendid sword and spies romp with captivating history lessons. 360pp.
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