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First rate debut novel,
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This review is from: Traitor's Blood: Book 1 of The Civil War Chronicles (Hardcover)
Michael Arnold's 'Traitor's Blood' is a revelation. I was gripped from the first page of the prologue to the last page - who'd ever heard of the Battle of Brentford?? Most Englishmen would have reasons for joining both the Royalist and the Parliamentary cause. In my mind it's still not clear cut because I believe in a parliamentary monarchy - a bit of both. This book will not resolve these issues but there is much to enjoy - well-drawn, believable characters, skirmishes and engagements that tell of the confusion of battle amidst the blood, sweat and smoke and the comradeship of men under arms.
Do we really have to wait a year for the sequel, 'Captain's Blood'??
Michael's website is full of useful information about himself, the book and the English Civil War.