Set in the summertime of 1779, Bernard Cornwell draws us in with his passion for wartime adventure and romance as we join a story filled with excitement and in true Cornwell style - bloodshed. Cornwell is one of Britain’s most acclaimed writers who has written more than 50 books and is arguably best known for his Sharpe books set in the Napoleonic War era.
In The Fort, the Revolutionary War is well under way and as the fighting heads south, a small British force of just 1,000 soldiers head eerily towards the foggy coast of New England in three sloops-of-war sail boats.
However, Massachusetts is on high alert of the impending unwanted arrival and they send over 40 vessels filled with fighters with a rage to kill, capture and destroy the foreign intruders. This CD audiobook is Cornwell at his best as we are introduced to John Moore, a young Scottish lieutenant who is so far untested in the art of war. We are also pulled into the life of Paul Revere, who is the polar opposite of Moore as he faces court-martial for cowardice and noncompliance.
Who will come out of the bloody battle in one piece and who will wish they hadn’t?