The first volume in the addictive saga of the American Revolution by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of the North and South trilogy.
Meet Phillipe Charboneau: the illegitimate son and unrecognized heir of the Duke of Kentland. Upon the Duke’s death, Phillipe is denied his birthright and left to build a life of his own. Seeking all that the New World promises, he leaves London for America, shedding his past and preparing for the future by changing his name to Philip Kent. He arrives at the brink of the American Revolution, which tests his allegiances in ways he never imagined. The first volume of John Jakes’s wildly successful and highly addictive Kent Family Chronicles, The Bastard is a triumph of historical fiction. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author’s personal collection.
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The Kent Family Chronicles
I just finished reading this series for the third time in my life. I thoroughly enjoyed reading and at times couldn't put it down. This time with the power of the Internet and Wikipedia I could look up some of the old terminology John Jakes uses in his books. Words to describe the food, clothing, etc of those times. I also felt as if I got a refresher course in American history which I also enjoyed. Great novels! Will read them again in another few years!!