This addictive John Jakes adventure blends the Kents’ ruthless push for an empire with murderous betrayal and the Civil War’s life-altering culmination.
With the Civil War reaching its gory climax, the divided Kent family is pushed to the edge of complete destruction. With the advent of the transcontinental Union Pacific Railroad, the Kents continue to fight for their foothold among America’s wealthy founding families. While their private, insular war rages, young Jeremiah Kent is tempted by a calculating Southern belle into a trap of deceit, lust, and murder.
There’s no turning back as the Kents’ destiny is set on an irreversible course alongside the great rebirth of America.
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BOOK: (Amazon Summary) The Kent Family Chronicles Book VI; The glittering saga of our America-and the people who made her great. As the Civil War draws to its inevitable climax, The Warriors carries the turbulent chronicle of the divided Kent family to far-reaching new battlefields. A gracious Southern plantation ravaged by Union soldiers as the blacks cry for "Jubilee"... the bright trail westward blazed by the Union Pacific Railroad, and its lusty Traveling Towns and savage Indian raids...the plush eastern mansions of the Robber Barons-Gould, Fisk and drew...the seething conclaves of the new trade unions-these are the scenes of a nation's rebirth and of the Kents' private, impassioned wars... These are the backdrops as well for stirring romantic entanglements. When young Jeremiah Kent is tempted by a lascivious Southern belle into a web of lust and murder...and Michael Boyle longs for a lovely immigrant girl, Hannah...the destiny of the Kent dynasty is set on an irreversible course into the great American future.
NARRATION: Marc Vietor narrates the entire series which is a plus. I like the consistency of hearing the same voice throughout the story line. The voices are well done, female and male are easily distinguishable.
- Coralie Crumrine
The Kent Family Chronicles is very addictive