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5.0 out of 5 stars Ground breaking!, 14 Nov 2013
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I really was astonished by this book. As an amateur military historian myself, I was fascinated to find a novel set in the Irish War of Independence. I have studied this period,including the activities of the security services during the period; Jonathon has captured an authentic and gritty reflection of those activities and the humans behind the history. I will certainly look for more from this author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A rare perspective on Irish history, 14 Nov 2013
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Honestly, I knew nothing of the Irish war of independence before reading this book but the authors descriptive style really places the reader in amongst the action and facilitates understanding of life on both sides of the conflict. The author's affinity with Ireland, born out of his family ties to the country, shines through, adding a personal quality to this, his first novel. I shall certainly be keeping an eye out for his second.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating look at the age old stroy, 3 Mar 2014
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There are a plethora of books out there to do with the "Irish problem" but this is a refreshing and interesting viewpoint. Especially good is the way the perspective of the "other side" is shown. A good read and I'm looking forward to the sequel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great book on an under-represented period, 13 Dec 2013
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This is a well-written and engaging novel, dealing with a period that does not receive enough attention in historical fiction. Highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read, 20 Oct 2014
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Good read as a historical novel and sets the scene of the fight for the republic very well. As with many novels it paints an almost saintly picture of the hero and all of the revolutionaries which I doubt.
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