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Blood's Campaign

by Angus Donald

Blood's Campaign Synopsis

In the theatre of war there can only be one victor . . . August 25, 1689 The English Army is besieging Carrickfergus in Ireland. Brilliant but unusual gunner Holcroft Blood of the Royal Train of Artillery is ready to unleash his cannons on the rebellious forces of deposed Catholic monarch James II. But this is more than war for Captain Blood, a lust for private vengeance burns within him. French intelligence agent Henri d'Erloncourt has come across the seas to foment rebellion against William of Orange, the newly installed Dutch ruler of England, Scotland and Ireland. But Henri's true mission is not to aid the suffering of the Irish but to serve the interests of his master, Louis le Grand. Michael 'Galloping' Hogan, brigand, boozer and despoiler of Protestant farms, strives to defend his native land - and make a little profit on the side. But when he takes the Frenchman's gold, he suspects deep in his freedom-loving heart, that he has merely swapped one foreign overlord for another. July 1, 1690 On the banks of the River Boyne, on a fateful, scorching hot day, two armies clash in bloody battle - Protestant against Catholic - in an epic struggle for mastery of Ireland. And, when the slaughter is over and the smoke finally clears, for these three men, nothing will ever be the same again . . .

Blood's Campaign Press Reviews

Angus Donald is a proper story-teller * S. G. MacLean * Instantly engaging * Sunday Times on Blood's Game * Stand-out historical adventure . . . * The Times, Best Historical Fiction of the Year *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781785767456
Publication date: 28th November 2019
Author: Angus Donald
Publisher: Zaffre Publishing
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 368 pages
Categories: Historical fiction,

About Angus Donald

Angus Donald was born in China in 1965 and educated at Marlborough College and Edinburgh University. For over twenty years he was a journalist in Hong Kong, India, Afghanistan and London. He now works and lives in Kent with his wife and two children.

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