Book 7 of The Civil War Chronicles
By Michael Arnold
The seventh novel in The Civil War Chronicles featuring Major Stryker.
Late Summer, 1644. The King's cause in the north has been shattered and the pivotal city of York has fallen Parliamentarian eyes now look to his remaining territory in the south in a push for total victory.
But for Major Stryker, captured amid the bloody carnage of Marston Moor, the war appears to be at an end. Confined within the dank hell of London's Clink Prison, where the stinking floodwaters of the Thames are as deadly as his gaolers, his future is bleak. At the mercy of crazed inmates, murderous soldiers and a sadistic governor, this is a new world of savagery, disease and squalor, where all Stryker's military expertise counts for nothing, and matters take a turn for the worse when an old foe discovers his whereabouts.
With enemies on all sides, Stryker faces death at any moment. But he knows he must fight for freedom at all costs, for beyond the Clink's high walls there remains a spy to be hunted, a lover to be found and a war to win.
Michael Arnold lives in Petersfield, Hampshire with his wife and young son. After childhood holidays spent visiting castles and battlefields, he developed a lifelong fascination with the Civil Wars and is a member of Earl Rivers' Regiment of Foote in The Sealed Knot.
Traitor's Blood is the first in The Civil War Chronicles series featuring the unforgettable Captain Stryker and is followed by Devil's Charge (a Sunday Times Historical Fiction Choice of the Year), Hunter's Rage, Assassin's Reignand Warlord's Gold, all of which are published by Hodder & Stoughton. You can find out more about Michael Arnold at www.hodder.co.uk or www.michaelarnold-net, or follow him on Twitter at @MikeArnold01.
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16 Nov 2017
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Hodder & Stoughton
If you like Cornwell you will like Arnold. — Historical Novels Review
Arnold conveys the characters' befuddlement and terror, without losing his grip on the greater ebb and flow of battle. This is masterfully done. — The Times
The enigmatic Stryker promises much entertainment. — The Sunday Times