It’s August 1789. The dawn of a new age. The Rights of Man. Liberty and equality for all. Idealism. Patriotism. Loyalty.
Against this backdrop, Edward Deveare, Jemmy Sweetman, and Louis Saulnier meet in London. Louis, French law student and passionate revolutionary, detests aristocratic English schoolboy Edward, who despises Louis. When insults turn to blows, street musician Jemmy is accidently knocked down. The three part, but are destined to meet again time after time.
Edward and Jemmy ship aboard the same English frigate bound for the Leeward Station. In Paris, Louis’ royalist father learns of his son’s revolutionary activities and disowns him. Louis joins two former soldiers and seeks his fortune in the Caribbean. As a trade dispute between England and Spain threatens to turn into a war, with France allied with Spain, the three youths are pitted against each other yet again.
Will their young lives remain bright with hope or run red with the blood of their countrymen, blood they spilt—a tainted dawn?
“…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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B. N. Peacock has loved history, writing, and the sea since childhood. A debut historical short story won honorable mention in a Read Magazine national writing contest. Several careers later, the author extensively researched here and abroad the background for this, the first of a series of five books. B. N. Peacock is also a regular contributor to Historical Novels Online reviews.
Title: A Tainted Dawn: The Great War (1792-1815) Book I
Author: B.N. Peacock
Publication Date: March 2012
Publisher: Fireship Press