By Peter G. Tsouras
" are you aware what army glory is? it really is that appealing rainbow, that rises in showers of blood that serpent s eye, that charms to wreck. " Abraham LincolnThe Union in dire peril! The warfare that begun in Peter G. Tsouras s earlier trade heritage, "Britannia s Fist," hurries up in the course of a couple of determined weeks in October 1863. From the bayous of Louisiana to the golf green hills of the Hudson Valley, from Chicago in flames to the gates of Washington itself, the nice warfare uncoils in ropes of fireplace. French and British armies are at the march, and heavy reinforcements have placed to sea. Copperheads have risen in riot to pull the Midwest into the Confederacy as an important Union military stands ravenous and less than siege in Tennessee. in the meantime, Robert E. Lee and the Royal military set in movement a stroke that's boldness itself.The Union staggers lower than those blows. whereas the Grenadier Guards march into glory in upstate long island s apple orchards, from the second one tale of a shot-up Washington inn Abraham Lincoln watches a woodland of the crimson flags of uprising waving over a accomplice column dashing around the lengthy Bridge. to forestall them is a war-worn regiment of recent York squaddies. To their backs Washington burns. yet new applied sciences and the artwork of intelligence are thrown onto the scales, whereas Russia plans to go into the conflict to avenge its humiliation within the Crimean War."A Rainbow of Blood" brings ahead the good warfare from its outbreak to the 1st nice concern of the embattled republic. Peopled with extraordinary personalities of the age, the publication rattles with the tramp of armies marching down some of the most interesting roads no longer taken or maybe imagined beforehand.
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Men were strong and often kind and they could cut a cord of wood or clean a stringer of fish in less time than it took all three of the McDougal sisters. “For sure he’s a might stronger than his friend there,” Eulalie said. ” Eulalie bandaged Creed’s thigh and cast another look at AnneMarie. ” “No, he was just kind enough to help me. ” “He’s strong; all he needs is a few days to mend. And from the looks of you, a good rest wouldn’t hurt you any either. Let’s get him into bed, and then you try to get some sleep.
He was so weak he could barely move. He had to get to her… Quincy. Where was he? ” He blindly groped, hoping to feel her flesh. Long moments passed before he felt a small hand latch firmly onto his. Relief filled him. ” he yelled. ’’ Struggling across the floor, he half dragged, half pulled AnneMarie along behind him. Every muscle in his body felt like hot coals. Gritting his teeth, he silently cried out against the pain but he held tight to her hand. The fire raged out of control. Flaming arrows of destruction stuck him when rafters rained down on their heads.
Lot of thievery going on in these parts. ” Anne-Marie looked at him, skepticism forming in her mind. ” The combination of an educated black man and Indian keeping company seemed suspect to her, unless there was an underlying motive, one the men had failed to mention. Accepting another hunk of bread from Eulalie, Quincy busied himself buttering it. ” she repeated. ” She studied him, trying to decide why he was so evasive. ” He glanced up, smiling. “We’re that all right. ” He glanced at Eulalie. ” He spooned thick preserves on his bread.
A Rainbow Of Blood: The Union In Peril An Alternate History (Britannia's Fist Trilogy, Book 2) by Peter G. Tsouras