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Rebel (The Starbuck Chronicles #1) by Bernard Cornwell (1993)



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Finished Rebel by Bernard Cornwell which is set in the early days of the American Civil War. This book had quite a slow start and took a bit of getting into, but I enjoyed the book more as it went on. It culminates in the Battle at Manassas/Bull Run on 21st July 1861. I will be continuing with the series, especially as I own all four books in the series. ( )
  Andrew-theQM | Jun 20, 2016 |
Really enjoyed it but it just wasn't quite as good as the first one. ( )
  SashaM | Apr 20, 2016 |
I was very disappointed with this book and failed to read more than a quarter of it. I love the Sharpe novels, but 'Rebel' felt formulaic and predictable. Too many cliches. The instant problem with any Southern characters during the American Civil War is that to appeal to modern readers, all the good guys have to be anti-slavery. Hence, one is a Northerner trapped in the South, one is a rich man who decided to free all his slaves and one is a poor Southerner who clearly respects his negro neighbour. ( )
  JudithProctor | Feb 4, 2016 |
While not quite the caliber of Cornwell's Warlord Trilogy, this first installment of his Civil War series is entertaining. Nate Starbuck has characteristics similar to much of Cornwell's heroes, although his fellow war fighters are a bit more morally ambiguous than normal. ( )
  bdtrump | May 9, 2015 |
An interesting novel. Appears to have been one of Cornwell's earlier ones but it was still good. There are three more in the series and I think I will read them at some point. I would like to see what happens to Nate Starbuck and his friend Adam. ( )
  autumnturner76 | Sep 22, 2014 |
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When Richmond landowner Washington Faulconer snatches young Nate Starbuck from the grip of a Yankee-hating mob, Nate is both grateful and awed by his idealistic rescuer. To repay his generosity, he enlists in the Faulconer legion to fight against his home, the North, and against his abolitionist father. When the regiment joins up, ready to march into the ferocious battle at Buff Run, the men are prepared to start a war . . . but they aren't ready for how they—and the nation—will be forever changed by the oaths they have sworn for their beloved South.

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Nate Starbuck enlists in the Faulconer legion to fight against his home, the North, and against his abolitionist father.

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