This new novel takes place during the very early days of the rebellion, or the War of Independence, before Washington and before the organization of a colonial army.
A small British fleet with a few soldiers on board had sailed in to be met, to their surprise, with an overwhelming strength of local militia.
Bernard Cornwell tells the story of those on both sides of the conflict , based largely on real figures, including of course Paul Revere (famous from a much later poem), and features the issues that appeared here and then throughout the whole war.
The success of Azincourt all over the world was such that there will be a very warm welcome for a new single battle book from the master storyteller.
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By Richard on 02-06-11
Why do you read Bernard Cornwell?
Very mixed reviews on this book both here and on Amazon. In short, if you want a "Sharp"style Story this book is not for you. If you love history this is yet another brilliantly researched and superbly written novel that brings real historical figures to life. No it is not action packed but I was never bored listening to it. Bernard Cornwell rights about real history and this is a very different kind of story, he is not going to change it to make it more exciting for the average reader. We get enough of that from Hollywood and it is for this reason why I believe Bernard Cornwell remains so successful. This book has left me wanting to know more about the War of Independence and I really hope he writes more - but then we want him to finish Starbuck and are there some more Sharp stories?................Excellent narration on this recording too.
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By Simon on 12-11-10
Set in the 18th century in the middle of the American war of Independance. This book tells a classic Bernard Cornwell tale of great imagination mixed with his unnerving ability to make actual history come to life. A small british force of sailors and royal marines are instructed to occupy and hold a small fort. In what seems a hopeless task when they come up against an overwhelming force of rebels.There are many side stories in this book but none of more interest than that of Paul Reveer. the Hero of the Boston night ride comes to life with some unexpected endings.
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By francis on 23-02-16
multiple readers could add to the story. I liked the overall a lot as every other Bernard Cornwell's books I've read.
By Tracey on 22-10-14
Would you try another book from Bernard Cornwell and/or Robin Bowerman?
i like the sharpe series robin bowerman was alright as the narrator but the story could have been a lot better a bit dissapointing after the sharpe books
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
a think a little less of the letter extracts and more on the storyline the ending is also a bit flat not one of bernards better books
What does Robin Bowerman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
i think he brings some characters to life
Do you think The Fort needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
no not really one like that is enough
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