Beware the Wasp!
For fans of Alternative History, Lone Star Rising is essential reading. Jason Vail joins the ranks of Pat Conroy, Harry Turtledove, and Eric Flint.
George Washington is dead. The American rebellion has failed. Led by Andrew Jackson, the few surviving revolutionaries have fled to Spanish territories and the wasteland called Texas. But Jackson is not content to be a Spanish subject. He dreams large. Texas must be free and independent from the corrupt old empires of Europe. But with no army other than the Texas Rangers, and no navy, Texas has no hope of opposing the mighty forces of Spain. No hope, that is, until David Crockett meets an unemployed, sardonic naval officer named John Paul Jones II on the wharves at Baltimore.
Together they buy and refit a broken down warship to become the first ship of the Texas Navy. With a handful of Crockett's men, the blessing of a voodoo queen, and a dubious crew of French pirates, they set sail to seize Spanish treasure and remake history in a ship called ... TS Wasp.
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