A Tainted Dawn: The Great War (1792-1815) Book I

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August 1789. The Rights of Man.
Liberty. Equality. Idealism. Patriotism.

A new age dawns.

And yet, old hostilities persist: England and Spain are on the brink of war. France, allied by treaty with Spain, readies her warships. Three youths - the son of an English carpenter, the son of a naval captain, and the son of a French court tailor - meet in London, a chance encounter that entwines their lives ever ...

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A Tainted Dawn: The Great War (1792-1815) Book I

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Overview

August 1789. The Rights of Man.
Liberty. Equality. Idealism. Patriotism.

A new age dawns.

And yet, old hostilities persist: England and Spain are on the brink of war. France, allied by treaty with Spain, readies her warships. Three youths - the son of an English carpenter, the son of a naval captain, and the son of a French court tailor - meet in London, a chance encounter that entwines their lives ever after. The English boys find themselves on the same frigate bound for the Caribbean. The Frenchman sails to Trinidad, where he meets an even more zealous Spanish revolutionary. As diplomats in Europe race to avoid conflict, war threatens to explode in the Caribbean, with the three youths pitted against each other.

Will the dawn of the boys' young manhood remain bright with hope? Or will it become tainted with their countrymen's spilled blood?

"...compelling characters and an exciting plot... Much like the Hornblower series, A Tainted Dawn demands sequels. Let's hope B. N. Peacock is already hard at work on the next volume!"
Former U. S. Naval Officer Carl Jensen, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Intelligence & Security Studies
University of Mississippi

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611792126
  • Publisher: Fireship Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,035,631
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.73 (d)

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  • Posted April 21, 2012

    Three young men—two English, one French—cross paths

    Three young men—two English, one French—cross paths again and again in the late 1700s. The lad who gets the most attention is a sea captain’s son who inherits his father’s estate but struggles to keep it against the plotting of other relatives. Only a teenager, he is appointed a midshipman in the navy, and he faces severe disadvantages as he tries to prove himself. The other English boy is a fiddler and sometime carpenter who, mainly to escape troubles at home, runs away to sea and joins the same ship as the other boy. The young Frenchman is a revolutionary who is keeping his rebellion secret from his family; at one point he flees to the Caribbean, where the troubles in France are distant and revolution has not yet taken hold. Unknown to one another, they all cross paths in chapter one, and their fates are intertwined.
    Their personal conflicts take place against the background of the French Revolution and a threat of war possibly involving England, France, and Spain. Much of the action takes place on board Royal Navy ships; other scenes include Paris, London, and the Caribbean. Peacock seems to have done her homework, with convincing details and dialogue. This is a well-crafted novel with well-drawn characters. It is intended as the first book of a trilogy, and the novel ends with the immediate tensions resolved but the characters’ future uncertain. My only complaints were that the first chapter introduced so many characters that I had trouble remembering who they all were, and that the book contained quite a few typos. Once immersed in the story, however, I found it hard to stop reading. I look forward to reading the next two books in the saga.

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  • Posted February 13, 2013

    A Tainted Dawn is about three young boys, Jemmy a fiddler and th

    A Tainted Dawn is about three young boys, Jemmy a fiddler and the son of a carpenter, Edward, son of a sea captain and grandson of a Lord, and finally Louis, son of a French baker. Their paths cross early on in the story. Subsequent chapters focus on their separate stories. 




    Jemmy runs away from home because he feels that his father cares more for his sister than him. He finds that life aboard ship is not what he expected, so he jumps ship and finds his father and sister. He works with his father doing carpentry work but finds out that his father is a smuggler. His father is hung for his crimes and Jemmy and his sister are on the run. 




    Edward comes from a wealthy family, his parents have not been together for a long time and when his father dies, he inherits his fathers estate but his grandfather, Admiral Ben Deveare becomes his guardian and sends Edward to sea with no money, no decent clothes. Life aboard ship is harsh for Edward as he tries to acclimate himself to lot in life.




    Louis is a young man and a rabblerouser who defies his father and participates in the French rebellion against the English. He is blackmailed by his fathers servant and he loses everything to pay this ruthless man.   




    This is a maritime historical novel with a backdrop of the French Revolution in vivid detail. It is obvious that the author knows her history. Definitely well researched and it will appeal to the reader who love historical and maritime stories. This is the first book in a trilogy and it will be interesting to follow these three boys into adulthood.

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