[Ebook] Red Horse (An Uncivil War #1) By M.J. Logue – Bassgrotto.co.uk

Red Horse (An Uncivil War #1) September 1642, And The Storm Clouds Of Civil War Are Gathering Over England After The King Raises His Standard Against His Rebellious Parliament, Idealistic Young Luce Pettitt Sees His Duty Clear To Defend The Noble Cause Of Freedom Against The Royal Tyrant He Doesn T Expect That Duty To Lie With Possibly The Scruffiest, Most Disreputable Troop Of Cavalry In The Army Of Parliament, Commanded By Maverick Ex Mercenary Hollie Babbitt Events Conspire To Bring Hollie And Luce To A Wary Friendship, In Spite Of Their Differences But In The Aftermath Of The First Bloody Battle Of The War, Will Luce Keep Faith With His Ideals, Or His Friend


10 thoughts on “Red Horse (An Uncivil War #1)

  1. says:

    So the English Civil War isn t a period I ve read about before but the cavalry have always fascinated me since I was young so when offered the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review I jumped at the chance.Now I ve read a lot of books that contain war scenes and this book did something different to most. the author decided to focus on the characters rather than the fight so the action moves quickly and you don t get bogged down trying to imagine the field of battle It makes f So the English Civil War isn t a period I ve read about before but the cavalry have always fascinated me since I was young so when offered the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review I jumped at the chance.Now I ve read a lot of books that contain war scenes and this book did something different to most. the author decided to focus on the characters rather than the fight so the action moves quickly and you don t get bogged down trying to imagine the field of battle It makes for a smooth follow...


  2. says:

    The English Civil War has always fascinated me and I have read several novels set in it over the years Two novels written about the period have stood out for me, The Last Roundhead by Jemahl Evans and this one by M J Logue I hadn t read any novels by the writer before, but having thoroughly enjoyed this one, I immediately got the other at present five books in the An Uncivil War, series I love the two main characters, Hollie Babbitt not a girl folks, but an experienced Captain of Horse, The English Civil War has always fascinated me and I have read several novels set in it over the years Two novels written about the period have stood out for me, The Last Roundhead by Jemahl Evans and this one by M J Logue I hadn t read any novels by the writer before, but having thoroughly enjoyed this one, I immediately got the other at present five books in the An Uncivil War, series I love the two main characters, Hollie Babbitt not a girl folks, but an experienced Captain of Horse, who served his ...


  3. says:

    This book made me so happy The first in a series, it introduces a cast of mismatched characters fighting for Parliament in the Civil War and I love them all This book is funny, sad, insightful and entertaining often all on the same page It s clear that the author knows her history, there s a frightening amount of research gone into this book, but it s very well disguised There isn t a boring page in it, it s very well written and I honestly can t wait to get on to book two M J Logue is my This book made me so happy The first in a series, it introduces a cast of mismatched characters fighting for Parliament in t...


  4. says:

    I love a good historical novel and this was a very good one Although there are battle scenes which i generally dislike they were written in such a way as to help develop character, not to dote on offensive strategy, or describe blood and gutsthan minimally This is really the story of two very disparate men that come with varied motivations one a mercenary who cares what side one there to make things right again with the monarchy to fight in the same unit They are both troubl I love a good historical novel and this was a very good one Although there are battle scenes which i generally dislike they were written in such a way as to help develop character, not to dote on offensive strategy, or describe blood and gutsthan minimally This is really the story of two very disparate men that come with varied motivations one a mercenary who cares what side one there to make things right again with the monarchy to fight in the same unit They are both troubled with their own definitions of machismo and humanity which also couldn t bedifferent and coming from divergent classes in this highly class based society, are a set up t...


  5. says:

    It is 1642 and Hollie Babbit,a hardened and embittered mercenary has returned to England to take the pay of king of parliament whoever offers the most and fight in the English Civil Wars Tall, auburn haired, scarred emotionally and physically, like his horse, the vicious Tyburn, Hollie won t easily be broken to obey the commands of men he considers his military inferior On and off the battlefield he is difficult, obstreporous, volatile and unpredictable He has been given command of a ra It is 1642 and Hollie Babbit,a hardened and embittered mercenary has returned to England to take the pay of king of parliament whoever offers the most and fight in the English Civil Wars Tall, auburn haired, scarred emotionally and physically, like his horse, the vicious Tyburn, Hollie won t easily be broken to obey the commands of men he considers his military inferior On and off the battlefield he is difficult, obstreporous, volatile and unpredictable He has been given command of a raggle taggle troop of the sweepings of the street so much for the perception of roundheads as dour and godly crop heads.Hollie s fire is tempered by the calm and poetic nature of the young man who is made his Cornet, a task Lucifer Luce Pettit initially baulks at Unlike Hollie, Luce a gentleman by birth and nephew to the Earl of Essex genuinely believes in the cause for which he is fighting.Logu...


  6. says:

    The Red Horse is set at the beginning of the First English Civil War in 1642 The primary characters are Captain Hollie Babbitt and his young Cornet Luce Pettitt Babbitt is a grizzled and damaged English mercenary back from the continent to fight for Parliament Pettitt fights from conviction and conscience, he is a distant relation to the Earl of Essex This sets us up nicely for a tale from a cavalry viewpoint with the odd glimpse of higher command.There are a troop of supporting characters a The Red Horse is set at the beginning of the First English Civil War in 1642 The primary characters are Captain Hollie Babbitt and his young Cornet Luce Pettitt Babbitt is a grizzled and damaged English mercenary back from the continent to fight for Parliament Pettitt fights from conviction and conscience, he is a distant relation to the Earl of Essex This sets us up nicely for a tale from a cavalry viewpoint with the odd glimpse of higher command.There are a...


  7. says:

    As mentioned in my review of The Smoke of Her Burning , I came into this series at book 4, whereas this is book 1.So, having read The Smoke of Her Burning I did get hold of the first 3 books and am very pleased I did Red Horse starts with some background to Hollie Babbit and his start as a mercenary in the 30 Years War, th...


  8. says:

    To say that this was a serendipitous find is an understatement The author somehow accidentally found my humble, yet edifying review blog and liked what she saw, contacted me and the rest is history To say that I enjoyed the heck out of this book is also an understatement The characters are wonderfully crafted including a couple of the horses the story is grippingthe settings are such that you feel like you are there but the best part is watching the relationship between Captain Hollie To say that this was a serendipitous find is an understatement The author somehow accidentally found my humble, yet edifying review blog and liked what she saw, contacted me and the rest is history To say that I enjoyed the heck out of this book is also an understatement The characters are wonderfully crafted including a couple of the horses the story is grippingthe settings are such that you feel like you are there but the best part is watching the relationship between Captain Hollie Babbitt, a cantankerous s.o.b and his new aide Luce Pettitt, the nephew of the Earl of Essex Luce, naive and in over his head, finds himself thrown immediately into situations he is not seemingly cut out for and that is the meat of the storycan he survive not only battle against the King s forces but also against this seemingly unchangeable cavalry commander All in ...


  9. says:

    Red Horse is an action adventure military story that takes place during the English Civil War The story is about Captain Hollie Babbitt, war hardened, professional soldier, and idealistic Luce Pettitt, who has been assigned to the unit This is during the outset of the civil war, at the Battle of Edgehill I loved the dynamic between the two men and how Luce overcomes his shock at being assigned to this rough, and contentious unit and having to navigate the dynamics to be accepted as a member o Red Horse is an action adventure military story that takes plac...


  10. says:

    What a total delight this book is It is packed with action and believable, well formed characters with whom we start to form relationships so strong that if someone dies, the reader s eyes become rather damp.The writers style is unique and p...


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