• Title: Red Horse
  • Author: M.J. Logue
  • ISBN: 9781508679288
  • Page: 321
  • Format: Paperback
  • Red Horse September and the storm clouds of civil war are gathering over England After the King raises his standard against his rebellious Parliament idealistic young Luce Pettitt sees his duty clear to
    September 1642, and the storm clouds of civil war are gathering over England After the King raises his standard against his rebellious Parliament, idealistic young Luce Pettitt sees his duty clear to defend the noble cause of freedom against the Royal tyrant He doesn t expect that duty to lie with possibly the scruffiest, most disreputable troop of cavalry in the ArmySeptember 1642, and the storm clouds of civil war are gathering over England After the King raises his standard against his rebellious Parliament, idealistic young Luce Pettitt sees his duty clear to defend the noble cause of freedom against the Royal tyrant He doesn t expect that duty to lie with possibly the scruffiest, most disreputable troop of cavalry in the Army of Parliament, commanded by maverick ex mercenary Hollie Babbitt Events conspire to bring Hollie and Luce to a wary friendship, in spite of their differences But in the aftermath of the first bloody battle of the war, will Luce keep faith with his ideals, or his friend

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    1. So the English Civil War isn’t a period I’ve read about before but the cavalry have always fascinated me since I was young so when offered the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review I jumped at the chance.Now I’ve read a lot of books that contain war scenes and this book did something different to most the author decided to focus on the characters rather than the fight so the action moves quickly and you don’t get bogged down trying to imagine the field of battle. It m [...]

    2. The English Civil War has always fascinated me and I have read several novels set in it over the years. Two novels written about the period have stood out for me, ‘The Last Roundhead’ by Jemahl Evans and this one by M. J. Logue. I hadn’t read any novels by the writer before, but having thoroughly enjoyed this one, I immediately got the other at present five books in the ‘An Uncivil War, series. I love the two main characters, Hollie Babbitt (not a girl folks, but an experienced Captain o [...]

    3. This book made me so happy! The first in a series, it introduces a cast of mismatched characters fighting for Parliament in the Civil War and I love them all. This book is funny, sad, insightful and entertaining; often all on the same page. It’s clear that the author knows her history, there’s a frightening amount of research gone into this book, but it’s very well disguised. There isn’t a boring page in it, it’s very well written and I honestly can’t wait to get on to book two. M J [...]

    4. I love a good historical novel - and this was a very good one. Although there are battle scenes (which i generally dislike) they were written in such a way as to help develop character, not to dote on offensive strategy, or describe blood and guts (more than minimally). This is really the story of two very disparate men that come with varied motivations (one a mercenary - who cares what side - one there to make things right again with the monarchy) to fight in the same unit. They are both troubl [...]

    5. It is 1642 and Hollie Babbit,a hardened and embittered mercenary has returned to England to take the pay of king of parliament whoever offers the most and fight in the English Civil Wars. Tall, auburn haired, scarred emotionally and physically, like his horse, the vicious Tyburn, Hollie won't easily be broken to obey the commands of men he considers his military inferior. On and off the battlefield he is difficult, obstreporous, volatile and unpredictable. He has been given command of a raggle t [...]

    6. The Red Horse is set at the beginning of the First English Civil War in 1642. The primary characters are Captain Hollie Babbitt and his young Cornet Luce Pettitt. Babbitt is a grizzled and damaged English mercenary back from the continent to fight for Parliament. Pettitt fights from conviction and conscience, he is a distant relation to the Earl of Essex. This sets us up nicely for a tale from a cavalry viewpoint with the odd glimpse of higher command.There are a troop of supporting characters a [...]

    7. As mentioned in my review of "The Smoke of Her Burning", I came into this series at book 4, whereas this is book 1.So, having read "The Smoke of Her Burning" I did get hold of the first 3 books and am very pleased I did."Red Horse" starts with some background to Hollie Babbit and his start as a mercenary in the 30 Years War, then links into his involvement in The English Civil war on the side of Parliament. It seems he joined the Parliamentary Army for wages but is soon fighting on their side fo [...]

    8. To say that this was a serendipitous find is an understatement. The author somehow accidentally found my humble, yet edifying review blog and liked what she saw, contacted me and the rest is history. To say that I enjoyed the heck out of this book is also an understatement. The characters are wonderfully crafted (including a couple of the horses)e story is grippinge settings are such that you feel like you are there but the best part is watching the relationship between Captain Hollie Babbitt, a [...]

    9. Red Horse is an action/adventure military story that takes place during the English Civil War. The story is about Captain Hollie Babbitt, war-hardened, professional soldier, and idealistic Luce Pettitt, who has been assigned to the unit. This is during the outset of the civil war, at the Battle of Edgehill. I loved the dynamic between the two men and how Luce overcomes his shock at being assigned to this rough, and contentious unit and having to navigate the dynamics to be accepted as a member o [...]

    10. What a total delight this book is. It is packed with action and believable, well formed characters with whom we start to form relationships so strong that if someone dies, the reader's eyes become rather damp.The writers style is unique and perfect for the genre and for the scenes portrayed. A definite for the keeper shelf and I cannot wait to get the next (and the next and the next) in the series.

    11. The English Civil War is not normally my thing, but I saw a review of this and thought I’d try it. Very good read, well written, funny and loved all the characters. My only complaint is occasionally I found it hard to follow who was speaking but it didn’t spoil the book. Great story and I will read the others.

    12. This book has received a Discovering Diamonds Review:"M J Logue’s writing is somewhat addictive, which is why the next books in the series are already on my Kindle!"Helen Hollickfounder #DDRevs

    13. The opening section is more than a little confusing and I almost gave up on this, I suspect a lot of this is not quite working out who the focus of the story is. By the time Edgehill is reached it becomes a lot clearer and the aftermath of the battle the whole narrative begins to hang together a lot better. By the end thoroughly enjoyed the read and am looking forward to the rest of the series.

    14. First book in the Babbitt series, Command the Raven is the second.Much darker book than Raven and the humour is much blacker.Have to say I like Rosie Babbitt a lot more in the second book but he has good reason to be so grumpy in the first ;-)

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