The woods before and above them opened fire, and a thousand voices rose in a Cherokee war-whoop. Three of the lead men in Marion’s section were not lucky this time, as several balls hit them at once.
Ducking next to a tree, Jacob could hear the thuds of balls striking it instead of him. Looking around the tree, he could see the silhouettes of the Cherokee amongst the trees, their war paint blending in with the shadows of the trees.
Looking across the ravine, Jacob could see Moultrie and his men had taken cover and had a couple of men wounded by the opening volley. Then looking behind them, he could see Kennedy’s men seeking protection, while he could hear the British commanders issuing their orders. Jacob became concerned that they could get caught in a crossfire between the British regiments and the Cherokee.
Take an extraordinary journey back to French and Indian War America, from New York to South Carolina, with Jacob Clarke, a Ranger Captain from Rogers Rangers. He is joined by Sergeant Samuel Penny, who was assigned to advise Colonel Grant and South Carolina in their fight against the Cherokee in 1760-1761.
This well-researched novel makes history jump off the page.
As an academic, Erick W. Nason has written numerous papers in support of the American Revolution. “I decided to take my love of military history, my twenty years of active duty in Special Forces, and my thirty years of being a re-enactor, into a work of historical fiction. There has not been a good book written about the French and Indian War in New York since James Fenimore Cooper.” This is his fourth book.