Christopher Nuttall – Sons of Liberty

The long-dreaded war between Britain and France has finally begun. French soldiers have landed on English soil, and the British Army – and the Royal Sorcerers Corps, led by Lady Gwen – is moving to meet them. But when an inexperienced major disobeys her orders and sends two hundred hussars to their deaths, Gwen accidentally uses her magic to permanently damage his mind and sparks a political crisis at the worst possible time.

In the aftermath of the battle, Lord Mycroft suggests she leave Britain and head to the North American colonies, where British forces are anxiously awaiting a French offensive. The local sorcerers have been poisoned, the local government is barely keeping the colonies under control, the slaves are mutinous and revolution against the crown is brewing. The few locals with any known magical talent are untrained and certainly not ready for combat, but – if they can be trained in time – they may be all that stands between the colonies and defeat.

Accompanied by Irene Adler and Raechel Slater-Standish, agents of the British Crown, Gwen heads to North America. But it may be too late to save the colonies from a disaster that has been long in the making….

In Sons of Liberty, Gwen is sent from the relative safety of London to the colonies, where an undercurrent of revolution still abounds and intrigue and espionage are essential to keep the enemy at bay. But who exactly is the enemy?

Author: Christopher Nuttall
Narrator: Zehra Jane Naqvi
Duration: 13 hrs
Released: 18 Jun 2011
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Language: English

User Review:

snail flowered

this is series develops as most of Christopher Nuttall other series do. a few unexpected details and a few subverted expectations, but otherwise the fun romp I have come to expect from this author.

One of the things I enjoy about Christopher Nuttall’s work is the way it highlights the injustices of society. Even as a Libertarian who has no time for social justice Warriors or any of that, ahem, dreck, the rich and sensitive depiction of the effect of social forces on women, minorities, and all other disenfranchised peoples helps me to be aware of such things in my everyday life around me. So thank you Chris, for making it easier to be the sort of person I want to be every day.