By Eric Flint
Within the most modern quantity of this exhilarating sequence, Eric Flint keeps to reshape American historical past, imagining how a continent and its humans may need taken a unique route to its destiny. With 1824: The Arkansas struggle, he spins an surprising and provocative saga of heroism, battlefield motion, racial clash, and uprising as a country recuperating from conflict is plunged right into a harmful period of secession.
Buffered by way of Spanish possessions to the south and via unfastened states and rivers to the north, Arkansas has develop into a rustic of its personal: a hybrid confederation of former slaves, local American Cherokee and Creek clans, and white abolitionists–including one charismatic warrior who has long past from American hero to bête noire. Irish-born Patrick Driscol is construction a fortune and a strong military within the Arkansas Confederacy, inflaming pro-slavers in Washington and terrifying moderates in addition. stuck within the center is President James Monroe, the gentlemanly Virginian getting into his ultimate 12 months in place of work with a demagogic apartment Speaker, Henry Clay, nipping at his heels and fanning the fires of conflict. yet Driscol, whose black artillerymen smashed either the Louisiana defense force in 1820 and the British in New Orleans, is still a magnet for revolution. And fault strains are erupting during the younger republic–so that each country, each elected reputable, and each citizen will quickly be compelled to settle on a facet.
For a rustic whose lifeblood is contaminated with the slave exchange, the battle of 1824 should be a bloody concern of sense of right and wrong, politics, economics, and army maneuvering that would attract avid gamers from as far-off as England. For such males as Secretary of nation John Quincy Adams, Commissioner of Indian Affairs Sam Houston, charismatic warfare hero Andrew Jackson, and the violent abolitionist John Brown, it's a time to alter heritage itself.
Filled with interesting insights into a few of America’s so much exciting ancient figures, 1824: The Arkansas battle confirms Eric Flint as a real grasp of trade heritage, a novelist who brings to endure exhaustive examine, extraordinary instinct, and an exceptional storyteller’s traditional presents to chronicle the making of our kingdom because it may need been.
From the Hardcover edition.