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Liberty or Death (The Soldier Chronicles Book 1)
by David Cook

Published: 2014-04-25
Kindle Edition : 97 pages
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It is May, 1798, and Ireland is a country at war.
One hundred thousand peasants have risen up against the Crown to the tales of men, women and children butchered as traitors. It is whispered that the feared and despised ghosts of Oliver Cromwell’s New Model army have returned seeking ...
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It is May, 1798, and Ireland is a country at war.
One hundred thousand peasants have risen up against the Crown to the tales of men, women and children butchered as traitors. It is whispered that the feared and despised ghosts of Oliver Cromwell’s New Model army have returned seeking bloodshed, and no one is safe.
Major Lorn Mullone, a man forged by war and torn by past failures, is sent by the government to apprehend Colonel Black, a dangerous and shadowy figure, who is harming the fragile peace talks with his own murderous retribution.
In a race against time, Lorn must journey across a country riven by fighting, where at the walled town of New Ross, he discovers a new horror.
In the desperate battle for peace, Lorn must survive for the sake of Ireland's future.
Liberty or Death is an authentic historical story set against the brutal backdrop of Ireland's Great Rebellion, the first novella in The Soldier Chronicles series.

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A great story about early battles.
by olgaolha (see profile) 11/23/14
The descriptions of war are so realistic that you feel you are really there.

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  "A brilliantly told novella"by olgaolha (see profile) 11/23/14

A brilliantly told novella. Gritty and raw David holds nothing back in his descriptions of the battles in 1798 between the English and Irish rebels. Very few writers can do a battle scenes w... (read more)

 
  "An eye-opener - great historical short novel"by chrizzie (see profile) 11/22/14

I loved the story, the writing style, which captured so well the period set around the end of the 18th century, and the sharp dialogue.

 
  "Great read!"by HULSEY (see profile) 11/22/14

Well crafted with some wonderful characters. I enjoyed this.

 
  "Powerful new voice"by jeantoine (see profile) 11/22/14

In Liberty or Death, David Cook recreates 1798 Ireland, with the hero, Lorn’s mission to bring Colonel Black, a sadistic monster, to justice. Fast paced and bloody, this is an adventure that is not for... (read more)

 
  "Great Book!"by AgencyRulesPK (see profile) 11/22/14

I really enjoy David's writing. The pace of his stories really put my in the heat of the action.

 
  "Historical Drama at it's best."by PJFiala (see profile) 11/21/14

Liberty or Death is a wonderful, short historical novella. It’s about Ireland's Great Rebellion and Major Lorn Mullone whose mission of discovery takes him through thick and thin. Multi-faceted character... (read more)

 
  "Well-written"by Gale_ (see profile) 11/11/14

Action packed historical fiction.

 
  "Interesting!"by kappescassidy (see profile) 11/11/14

Great historical read.

 
by StevieT (see profile) 11/11/14

 
by HunterSJones (see profile) 11/11/14

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