Isabel and Curzon have escaped New York and are facing a life on the run.
Isabel wants to find her sister, and Curzon can't see how to help her.
When they find themselves separated, their journeys become harder and Curzon joins the American army, fighting for independence against the British.
Neither has the success they wanted and soon they are reunited in terrible circumstances, enslaved once more.
As the army prepares for its biggest battle yet, Curzon too prepares for the hardest challenge he has ever faced - getting both himself and Isabel out of Valley Forge and freeing them.
For good. A brilliant and gripping story in which two wonderful characters fill the reader's mind and heart with epic adventures and extraordinary courage.
This historical novel not only brings to life a crucial period in American history but also establishes two of literature's most appealing young lovers.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 19/01/2011
- Category: General
- ISBN: 9781408803806
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Review by Bellydancer
The focus of Forge is moves from strength to strength to strength; conditions are getting desperate in the Valley Forge and as the middle of winter falls upon the solders so does starvation and death. Here with this all going on around him Curzon the boy becomes Curzon the young man. In addition to the hardships of soldiering, he lives with the fear of discovery, for he is an escaped slave passing for free. And then there is Isabel, who is also at Valley Forge—against her will. She and Curzon have to sort out the tangled threads of their friendship while figuring out what stands between the two of them and true freedom.I was slightly disappointed with this sequel, I thought it would be as good as Chains, whether it was the male protagonist for the writing style I am not sure. I look forward to the the next book Ashes to see how the story ends.