Farewell, Cavaliers

Farewell Cavaliers London the winter of It is almost four years since King Charles I was executed While Parliament dithers and Oliver Cromwell s impatience mounts an armed avenger stalks the streets and a series

  • Title: Farewell, Cavaliers
  • Author: Cheryl Sawyer
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 145
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • London, the winter of 1652 It is almost four years since King Charles I was executed While Parliament dithers and Oliver Cromwell s impatience mounts, an armed avenger stalks the streets and a series of murders threatens the highest echelons of government.At the core of the mystery is Thomas Darke He may be a colonel in Parliament s victorious army, but his one obsessioLondon, the winter of 1652 It is almost four years since King Charles I was executed While Parliament dithers and Oliver Cromwell s impatience mounts, an armed avenger stalks the streets and a series of murders threatens the highest echelons of government.At the core of the mystery is Thomas Darke He may be a colonel in Parliament s victorious army, but his one obsession is with a crime the assassination of Colonel Rainsborough, the army s foremost radical He may work as a waterman on the Thames, but his secret activities touch the realms of power, where royalist still contends against parliamentarian and where John Thurloe, Cromwell s spymaster, strives to lay hands on the fatal avenger Darke may even tempt the heart of the beautiful Alice Hull but can she give herself to a man whom death seems to pursue like a familiar This taut tale of revenge explores new aspects of two shocking events during the struggle for democracy in England the assassination of Colonel Rainsborough in 1648, and the invasion of the House of Commons on 20 April 1653, when Parliament was dissolved in a military coup.Above all it is an ingenious ghost story, following a driven, vengeful spirit through the intimate and vivid lives of the people of London as he discovers, paradoxically, what it is to be human.Have the cavaliers underestimated Darke s determination to avenge the crime he witnessed all those years ago Farewell, Cavaliers is the sequel to The Winter Prince and is the second thrilling installment of the Terror and Awe England s Revolution series Praise for Cheryl Sawyer Cheryl Sawyer weaves an excellent story and creates fabulous characters that stay with you long after you finish the book Historical Novel Society Praise for The Winter Prince Hardcore history buffs will appreciate the fly on the turret view of the dramas besieging the British royal court in 1642, when the country is rocked by civil war Publishers Weekly The depiction of Rupert as a commander is both vivid and convincing I was particularly impressed by the description of the battles of Newark and Marston Moor seen as they might have appeared to Rupert at the time, in a spectacular manner Sir Frank Kitson former Commander in Chief, UK Land Forces Politics and passion, duty and desire provide the key ingredients in The Winter Prince, as Sawyer deftly matches her expertly crafted, history rich plot with a wonderfully intriguing heroine and bittersweet romance Booklist, American Library AssociationNew Zealander Cheryl Sawyer has two master s degrees, with honors in French and English literature, and her career has included teaching, publishing, and writing She has traveled to all the countries where her novels are set, and currently lives in Sydney, Australia Author website cherylhingley Endeavour Press is the UK s leading independent digital publisher For information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at endeavourpress Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks Follow us on Twitter EndeavourPress and on Facebook via on.fb 1HweQV7 We are always interested in hearing from our readers Endeavour Press believes that the future is now.

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    1. This is a serious historical novel wrapped in the cloak of a ghost story. It is 1652 in England; Charles I is dead, his son is in exile, and Cromwell is Lord Protector of a country weary of civil war, but seething with religious and political rivalries. The author uses the ghost of real-life assassinated Roundhead colonel, Thomas Rainsborough, to explain the consequences of the Puritan victory. For most Americans this is new territory--we know about the beheading of the king, the triumph of Crom [...]

    2. This was a strange book. It's historical fiction with a supernatural twist. I'm not averse to that, but the supernatural element of this one made no sense to me. Thomas Darke is the (view spoiler)[walking reincarnation of a murdered Parliamentarian colonel, Thomas Rainsborough (hide spoiler)]. He appears to need no food or drink. He is also (view spoiler)[invulnerable and invisible to certain people (hide spoiler)]. It's this last that made it difficult for me to completely warm to this book. Th [...]

    3. Rather a strange book. Set just after the English civil war - Cromwell is in power and Thomas Darke stalks London looking for revenge. He behaves strangely - is he real or an apparition? Enjoyable book and a page turner.

    4. What an amazing, fascinating book. It offers a unique and ingenious insight into Thomas Rainborough and events just after the English Civil War. Well written and gripping, I couldn't put this down.

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