• Title: A Soldier of Substance
  • Author: D.W. Bradbridge
  • ISBN: 9781503052963
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Soldier of Substance The smoke of parliamentary musket cannon andmortar fire is in the air around the royalist stronghold ofLathom House Though guards still stand atop its walls it is besieged on all sides and it
    1644 The smoke of parliamentary musket, cannon, andmortar fire is in the air around the royalist stronghold ofLathom House Though guards still stand atop its walls,it is besieged on all sides, and it is only a matter of timeuntil the house, along with its embittered and unwaveringcountess, Lady Charlotte de Tremouille, falls toParliament s might Yet somehow, a royalist1644 The smoke of parliamentary musket, cannon, andmortar fire is in the air around the royalist stronghold ofLathom House Though guards still stand atop its walls,it is besieged on all sides, and it is only a matter of timeuntil the house, along with its embittered and unwaveringcountess, Lady Charlotte de Tremouille, falls toParliament s might Yet somehow, a royalist spy stillcreeps, unseen, through its gates, and brings the countessParliament s secrets.Barely recovered from the trials of the last few months,Daniel Cheswis is torn from his family and sent north,to uncover the identity of the traitor though before hecan even begin, Cheswis finds himself embroiled in amurder A woman has been garrotted with cheese wirein her Chester home, suggesting there is than justthe usual hatreds of war at play.As lives are lost and coats are turned on both sides,Cheswis is tasked with finding the murderer, uncoveringthe traitor, and surviving his soldierly duty longenough to see Lathom House fall.

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    1. Find this and other reviews at: flashlightcommentary.I didn't think twice when offered D.W. Bradbridge's A Solider of Substance for review. Book one of the Daniel Cheswis series was one of my favorite books of 2014 and I was very exciting about delving into the follow-up.Part of what I love about this series is that the stories take place during the English Civil War. I am not English and not well-versed in the event, but I love the details Bradbridge works into the narrative. As someone with no [...]

    2. I was thrilled to read D.W. Bradbridge's second book, A Soldier of Substance, after reading his first book called A Winter's Siege and loving it. He's a superb writer--very intricate, detailed, yet entertaining, as well as vibrant, suspenseful, and of course, the use of wonderful vocabulary always wins points with me. As well he has a way of capturing in pristine fashion a time and place based on historical research mixed with a bit of imagination.With A Soldier of Substance he completely delive [...]

    3. Historical fiction fans (like me) can rejoice because at long last we have a historical fiction author worth reading! I’m not out to talk poorly about other historical fiction authors because Lord knows I love the genre and I love many, many, many authors in the genre but one can only read so much Tudor fiction before it becomes tedious and over-played. The fact that Bradbridge takes on the 1600’s with a dirty perspective of war and mystery thrills me. That character I mentioned earlier, the [...]

    4. Copy recieved from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for an honest reviewI really enjoyed "The Winter Siege" by D.W. Bradbridg, the first book in the "Daniel Cheswis" series so when the chance to review "A Soldier of Substance" came up I was really looking forward to it. Daniel continues to be a fantastic main character. He is relateable, fallible, and all too human. Bradbridge gives many details about the English Civil War. Since this a topic I know very little about I really enjoyed readin [...]

    5. Firstly, my apologies to the author and to HFVBT for my lateness. I had this scheduled and it did not post.I confess that I didn't read the first book in the series, but that is an error I hope to correct in this year. Mr. Bradbridge is a totally gifted writer and I think that if there’s any book you should add to your “must read” shelf, it should be this one. Historical mysteries are fast becoming one of my favorite genres and if you haven’t given them a try, I think that you ought to. [...]

    6. A Soldier of Substance is a historical mystery set during the English Civil War, this is the 2nd book in the Daniel Cheswis series, the 1st being The Winter Siege (which I sadly haven't read, but now desperately need too).I loved the main character Daniel, he was just so relatable and all to human. I loved reading about the English Civil War, we don't learn much about it here in America, so I was all to excited to dive into this book. Bradbridge does an excellent job weaving fact and fiction, an [...]

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