- Author Bernard Cornwell
Nathanial Starbuck is estranged from his family and he joins the ranks of one Washington Faulconer, although he yo-yo’s between being the right hand man and being the sworn enemy of the eccentric leader.
Starbuck is an interesting character, particularly headstrong although he values his morals and his friendships. Washington is really nice to Nate at the beginning of the book but when he turns against him, you just love to hate him.
Bernard Cornwell writes well but I got a little bored of the detailed battle scenes. I do like the conversations and the relationships between the historical people. It was good but I much prefer the Sharpe books. Apparently Bernard had to choose between extending this series and the Sharpe series and I think he chose the right one.