Angels & Patriots by Salina B. Baker : Book Two (Angels & Patriots #2)
English | 2019 | Historical Fantasy | ePUB |978 Kb
Angels & Patriots: The Cause of 1776. As the Revolutionary War stretches into 1776, John Adams beseeches Archangel Colm Bohannon and his brotherhood of fallen angels to return to fight for the Patriots. But millenniums of battling demons have done damage to the brotherhood. After killing the demons in a fit of rage, Colm is left to grapple with his distressed angels and the impact of losing his friend, Dr. Joseph Warren.
When the angels join the new Continental Army, Colm, an experienced leader and warrior, finds himself at odds with the indecisive, amateur General George Washington. Washington’s belief in Providence leads him to ponder whether the angels’ presence is of any benefit to his army. In the violent struggle for liberty and loyalty through the fog of war, can he find faith?
“Come on, you wretches, pull those oars!” the young captain of the lead gundalow, William Knox, shouted. The muscles in his thick back and arms bulged and flexed beneath his soaked coat as he shouldered the long sweep oars.
The gundalows’ flat-bottoms and heavy loads kept them from capsizing. The fifty-nine pieces of iron and brass cannon, mortars, and howitzers onboard the three gundalows collectively weighed nearly sixty tons. The armaments had been removed from Fort Ticonderoga near the south end of Lake Champlain and were bound for Cambridge, Massachusetts to be delivered to General George Washington.
Ice thumped against the gundalow’s portside, causing William to lean to his left as he looked over the side. A large expanse of floating ice of various sizes had aggregated in the water.
“Good God,” William muttered. He abandoned his oar and made his way across the wet, icy deck to the man in charge of the expedition, his older rotund brother, twenty-five-year-old Henry Knox. Henry and Lieutenant Brandon O’Flynn were looking overboard at the accumulating ice.”