Paths to Freedom by Paul Bennett
Publication Date: November 22, 2019
eBook & Paperback; 233 Pages
Series: Mallory Saga, Book 2
Genre: Historical Fiction/Military
The French and Indian War is over, but the aftermath widens the gulf between the colonies and King George III. A hard-handed approach by the King and Parliament fuels the flames of resistance; flames that soon engulf the Mallory clan, consuming the frontier, shattering their hopes for Mallory Town, and changing their lives forever. Revolution is nigh.
"Paths to Freedom (The Mallory Saga #2) exceeded anything that I expected. It is, without a doubt, one of the most moving and most compelling historical fiction books that I have ever read." - Author MaryAnne Yarde
Set between the time of the end of the French-Indian war and the American war of Independence, the time period alone makes it most intriguing as it is a rare topic. Then the author makes a lengthy list of the characters in the book, pointing out which ones are true historic figures - love that. Chapters are broken up by dates, another atypical feature in a book. I enjoyed the detailing and plot. Add to that the characters and worldbuilding itself and before you know it you have a unique and interesting story. I did find it a touch dry but all in all a well-written book that had been thoroughly researched.
I can most certainly recommend this book to lovers of American history.
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About the Author
Paul’s education was of the public variety and when he reached Junior High he discovered that his future did not include the fields of mathematics or science. This was generally the case throughout his years in school as he focused more on his interest in history; not just the rote version of names and dates but the causes. Paul studied Classical Civilization at Wayne State University with a smattering of Physical Anthropology thrown in for good measure. Logically, of course, Paul spent the next four decades drawing upon that vast store of knowledge working in large, multi-platform data centers and is considered in the industry as a bona fide IBM Mainframe dinosaur heading for extinction. Paul currently resides in the quaint New England town of Salem, Massachusetts with his wife, Daryl. The three children have all grown, in the process turning Paul’s beard gray, and have now provided four grandchildren; the author is now going bald.
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