The Starbuck Chronicles – Book review

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I first read these books when I was in my teens, having become a fan of Bernard Cornwell through his Warlord Chronicles (I enjoyed Sharpe but mainly on tv, but didn’t read many of the books).

The Starbuck Chronicles of four books are set in the American Civil war, following the travails of Nathaniel Starbuck, a Northerner, Yale educated theologian who finds himself on wrong side of the divide at the outbreak of the civil war. Initially taken under the wing by a rich Southerner, father of his best friend Adam Faulconer, Washington Faulconer who is determined to raise his own Legion to fight for the honour of the South. Nate defies his heritage and finds he has a skill in warfareenjoying the thrill and the womanising enough to defy the familial pull of a return to the North.

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