Forge

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Review

In the midst of the American War of Independence, a young, freed slave escapes the gaol where he has been held by British troops and once again finds himself fighting with an underequipped American army.

As a bitter winter sets in, Curzon and his compatriots face extreme hardship and even starvation but worse is still to come when Curzon's former owner arrives to reclaim him.

Written with such skill that the reader can almost taste the smoke and smell the gunpowder, this compelling novel brings history to life and is a real page-turner.

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