King James’ Seventh Company – Hardcover

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Within these pages, readers will find revenge and heartbreak, anguish and love, secret identities, brave deeds in the face of overwhelming odds — and a new perspective on one of history’s great tales.

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Description

“Too many!” cried Tarran, as she let blast the flintlock —

Yes, the villains are many, and time is short for the six young members of King James’ Seventh Company. Dark and deadly forces swirl within Westminster Abbey, where eminent scholars are assembled to produce the world’s greatest book: The King James Bible. To save Six Companies of scholars, this fellowship of teenagers must cross a most dangerous landscape.

Within these pages, readers will find revenge and heartbreak, anguish and love, secret identities, brave deeds in the face of overwhelming odds — and a new perspective on one of history’s great tales.

 

Additional Details
Format: Hardback
Length: 355 pages
Dimensions: 7 inches tall x 4.75 inches wide
Graphics: black and white interior, full-color cover with illustrations, endpaper map
Publication date: October 2017


 

Excerpts

My eyes were growing dim. My life ebbed —

I heard one of the papists chuckle; it was a cynical, lethal, confident sound, the kind a jackal might make when the rabbit has finally been trapped on all sides, and above, and below.

With all my remaining strength, I moved to step in front of Betje — I stumbled badly —

She caught me with one arm.

You’re with me now,” she said in my ear.

Sensing victory, the ranks of the abaddon broke. As one, they rushed, screaming like banshees in the pelting rain, jagged-toothed figures from a nightmare. We had no chance against such a mob —

She held me close as the end came. I felt her body brace —

I heard Daffyd’s voice ring out —

A sudden wave of rushing water fell on the terrace like a dam bursting, making an immense sound. A wall of water swept everything before it.

I saw the last press piece swing overhead and heard it fall into the sluice —

I felt hands grabbing us and pulling us backward —

Thus passeth the glory of the world,” she said.


 

About Tom Durwood

Tom Durwood is a teacher, writer and editor with an interest in history. Tom most recently taught English Composition and Empire and Literature at Valley Forge Military College, where he won the Teacher of the Year Award five times. Tom has taught Public Speaking and Basic Communications as guest lecturer for the Naval Special Warfare Development Group at the Dam’s Neck Annex of the Naval War College.

Tom edits an open-access scholarly journal, The Journal of Empire Studies (www.empirestudies.org).


Reviews

“It’s a clever premise, to have teenaged heroes coming of age and changing history, aided by the mysterious Society of Navigators. It seems you could spin out an almost endless cycle of similarly colorful scenarios. While the writing may be challenging for some young adults, it is not any more so than J.K. Rowling.”
— Gina Glenn, Bookseller-Buyer / Malaprop Bookstore

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