"Giles Kristian does it again: another surge of hope and fury, of passion, cannon fire and musketry to blow you away and leave you reeling in its wake. Fantastic, powerful, blood-stirring stuff... done with such panache, such daring, such glory that you’ll be aching for the next installment." (MANDA SCOTT)
"This is enthralling, excellently researched and lyrically imagined. Honour, duty, selfishness and terror – you can’t get better ingredients for a good book.
" (ROBERT LOW, bestselling author of the ‘Oathsworn’ Viking series)
"A rip-roaring sequel to The Bleeding Land . . .
well drawn, and the language and social norms of the time are used to good effect." (SOLDIER magazine
In the tradition of Bernard Cornwell, Giles Kristian continues his thrilling story of the Rivers family, whose lives are turned upside down by that most brutal and tragic of wars - the English Civil War.