Redcoat Paperback – 26 May 2011
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About the Author
Bernard Cornwell, bestselling author of the Warlord Chronicles and the Sharpe series, is married and lives in Cape Cod, USA.
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This book is set during the American War of Independence and follows a series of characters as they react to the English occupation of the US capital Philadelphia. From the view of an officer, private and rebel a story unfolds of war, treachery and love - the usual Cornwell combination then!
This book does not show Cornwell's best as the story is just not stong enough. It is very reminiscent of other books he has written. Normally this does not matter as the characters are fleshed out so well but in this case it does as you end up feeling little sympathy for anyone. The pacing of the book is a bit off and not that much seems to happen. Although not the best Cornwell book I have read worse historic fiction - I think it could put a first time Cornwell reader off looking at other of his titles so I suggest sticking to Sharpe or the King Arthur trilogy first.
It was delivered with the usual excellent service and did'nt disappoint.
Concerning the American War of Independence it revolves around the torn loyalties on both sides and impresses both with Cornwell's usual excellently researched blending of fact and fiction and plenty of action.
I've never been too keen on his Sharp sagas as they tend to be too incredible for me, but he certainly hits the spot with this and his saxon v viking novels.
Very interesting, very enjoyable and well worth the read. Cornwell captures a certain realism and weaves fact with fiction in a perfect manner.
The characters seem to come to life and portray the times in such a way that you either want to be there or are glad you were born in this century not theirs.
A long with The FORT, this is a detailed and interesting read, one I would recommend if you enjoy the colonial wars or the 18th century…
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The fact that the author writes from both sides of the coflict and gives all associated views is excellent. Very enjoyable.Published 2 months ago by jeffrey Bateson-Winn
Excellent well paced and informed novel that holds you in its grip right to the final page. Just what you'd expect from Bernard Cornwell!Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer