What you thought of: Rebellion by James McGee

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rebellion1Rebellion is a great read. The period detail enhances the story rather than overwhelming it. The story is believable, it might just have happened like this given Hawkwood’s past and his abilities – and the reputation of both sides for intriguing and plotting. I particularly liked the weaving in of historical events such as the Jacobites in exile in France following the rebellions of 1715 and 1745 and the references to the Auld Alliance giving credence to the plotline – people who loved France but didn’t like the way that things were going under Napoleon and could see beyond the ends of their noses. All in all I would recommend this book to anyone who likes historical thrillers that tend towards the alternative history.

GORDON J STEADWOOD

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James McGee

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James McGee was an army brat who grew up in Gibraltar, Germany and Northern Ireland. He has worked in banking, sales, newspapers and the airline industry, but for the last fifteen years he has been a bookseller.

His interest in the Napoleonic Wars dates back to his school days when he read C. S. Forrester’s ‘The Gun‘.

Nowadays he resides in East Sussex and manages the Tenterden branch of Ottokar’s. Ratcatcher is the first in the Hawkwood series. The sequel, Resurrectionist, was published in February 2007 and the third title in the series Rapscallion was published a year later. 2011 sees the publication of the much anticipated fourth title Rebelliion.

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