Saturday, 4 January 2014

Hawker's Rebellion

Hawker's Rebellion

5* More hair-raising thrills

This book details the part played by Sir Andrew Hawker in the 1745 Jacobite rebellion. It is a complex tale of concealed loyalties, double-dealing, and stirring deeds of courage and adventure.

The books in this series are impossible to put down. They are so well-researched that each is steeped in the very tastes and smells of the times in which each is set. The reader feels as though his or her feet are firmly planted in a sodden field, or set in the stirrups of a horse riding triumphantly through the gates of a royal residence. Swords clash and musket balls buzz past, wreaking death on all around but he who, through daring exploits, lives to tell the tale. Hawker's Rebellion is no exception.


Highly recommended!

Hawker's Island

Hawker's Island

5* Adventure on the high seas

Stationed in the Muniments Room at Haplow Hall, Professor Madeleine Krimpen, editor, is compelled to confront academic opinion which questions the verity of the events described in Hawker's Island. Her examination of the manuscript leads her to conclude that Titus Hawker's story of the sea-faring voyages he claimed to have undertaken in his youth are indeed as authentic as they were exciting.

In 1701 Titus Hawker took to sea, not quite realising the true intent of his ship's company. As a confirmed landlubber, he had first to assert his right to captaincy, but that was only the start of his tribulations. Bitter rivalries festered and produced treacherous plots against his very life. Frequently beset by the most unexpected turns of events, Hawker confronted a series of devious foes bent on his destruction, not least the stunningly beautiful Belle. The men and women populating this story share desperate times and terrifying adventures of death and destruction. 


This is a hugely enjoyable tale, told of canon and musket, cutlass and gunpowder smoke, quivering timbers and full-set sails. It will not disappoint.