Rebels and Traitors, Paperback Book
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Set against the terrible struggle of the English Civil War and the dark plots of the Commonwealth, Rebels and Traitors tells of soldiers, adventurers, aristocrats and kings, tradesmen, politicians, radicals and scavengers - and the hopes and dreams that carried them through one of the most turbulent eras of English history.

Men who never imagined fighting a war gladly risk their lives; women strive to keep families and businesses together through years of deprivation; innocents are caught up in bloodshed and terror. After years of struggle Gideon Jukes and Juliana Lovell, on opposite sides of the Parliamentarian/Royalist divide, are brought together by fate on one of the significant dates of the struggles and its aftermath.

After adversity and loss, their mutual attraction may one day bring the comfort and companionship for which they both have yearned through a disastrous war.

But a dark shadow lurks over them and even in peace the past is not far behind.

Rebels and Traitors is an absolute epic masterpiece, poignant and convincing characterisation and razor-sharp historical realism.


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A fascinating novel set against the English Civil War. Quite a departure from Davis's habitual classical context, but equally well researched. All her characters were entirely plausible, and the complex plot was very well thought out.

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A long intense novel, well researched with a great deal of detail of the period. Sometimes one thinks the author may even be showing off her great knowledge at the expense of the story. I got a bit bored by the end of its 742 pages.

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