From phenomenally successful fantasy author Robert Jordan (The Wheel of Time), writing as Reagan O'Neal, comes The Fallon Blood, a splendid story of the American Revolution.
In 1765, Michael Fallon, an Irishman on the run from brutal English overlords, makes his way to Charleston, South Carolina, as an indentured servant. Bound over to Thomas Carver, a successful merchant, he quickly shows a knack for trade -- and a disturbing attraction to Carver's beautiful, sensual daughter, Elizabeth. With luck and intelligence -- and not without bloodshed -- he rises into the rice-planting aristocracy of the Carolina Lowcountry, where a frontier spirit pulses beneath the superficial trappings of an agrarian society that is heading rapidly toward revolution.
Michael Fallon hopes for peace. But the winds of war are rising, and the planter must become a privateer....
And the early dalliance with Elizabeth leaves a bitter aftertaste....
This novel follows the less familiar Southern course of the war, including the battles of Cowpens, King's Mountain, and Eutaw Springs (the bloodiest battle on the continent until Shiloh); and brings onto center stage such notables as Ben Franklin, Cornwallis, the Swamp Fox Francis Marion, the British Colonel "Butcher" tarleton, Colonel William Moultrie, the Marquis de Lafayette -- and a true cast of thousands!
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The Fallon Blood
Historical Novels being my first reading passion, this is a delightful find. After finishing The Wheel of Time books, which I consider superior to The Sword of Truth books ( but love them too), I went in search of other Jordan books. This was book one in a trilogy, and I am excited to now move on to book two. I needed book one to get me out of our current political funk, and probable treasons in our Republic. I write commentary for friends, and read a goodly amount. Sadly, there isn't enough loyal movement to turn America around at the moment. I pray Americans wake up soon. Book one being set during our revolution, the messages Jordan set in a lively story were not lost on me.