Time Waster of The Week #7: The Year of The Hangman

N. Sun By N. Sun, 18th Dec 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This is a great book that can stick you right in the action of the story.

The Year of the Hangman

This is N. Sun, back for another Time Waster of The Week! This week's time waster is to read the book, The Year of the Hangman. This is a great book that was almost impossible for me to put down! That is why it is easily this week's time waster.

The Year of the Hangman is an alternate history novel written by Gary Blackwood. It is about what might have happened if George Washington was captured during the American Revolutionary War at the Battle of New York. The book was published in 2002.

Creighton Brown is the main character in the story. He is a teenage boy living in Bristol, England just after the Revolution "ended." His father was a British soldier, but was killed in Carolina. His mother found Creighton to be too much to handle, and shipped him off to America to be cared after for his uncle, Colonel Gower, a stern soon-to-be lieutenant governor of West Florida. Gower and Creighton leave for West Florida along with Lieutenant Hale, an officer Creighton met during the trip to America. On the way, however, a rebel pirateer neutralizes the ship and takes the soldiers prisoner. They are sent to New Orleans, a Spanish territory, as Creighton's guardians are locked in the prison. Creighton himself escapes imprisonment by posing as a servant boy.

Brown is guided to a house, which he soon learns is Ben Franklin's. He realizes that the Patriot cause never died, and all the major American leaders have fled to New Orleans.

Creighton learns the truth about his father's death, and about all the terrible British injustices done to the Americans. Soon, he will have to make a decision about his true colors. Listen to his honor and side with the British, or join the rebellion and go to the Patriots? His decision will change the course of the American nation. I will not spoil the story further.

Read The Year of the Hangman to find out what happens next in the story!

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2002, Alternative History, America, American Revolutionary War, Battle Of New York, Ben Franklin, Bristol, British, England, Gary Blackwood, George Washington, Leaders, New Orleans, Patriot, Published, Time Waster, Time Waster Of The Week, Tristan Elwell, United States

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
18th Dec 2010 (#)

never heard of this book, sounds interesting. However.. I have no time to waste!

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author avatar Denise O
21st Dec 2010 (#)

Sounds interesting.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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