The Bloody Ground

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What to expect

The fourth volume of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling series on the American Civil War and featuring rebel Nathaniel Starbuck – a yankee fighting for the Southern cause.

It is late summer 1862 and the Confederacy is invading the United States of America.

Nate Starbuck, a northern preacher’s son fighting for the rebel South, is given command of a punishment battalion – a despised unit of shirkers and cowards. His enemies expect it to be his downfall, as Starbuck must lead this ramshackle unit into a battle that will prove to be the bloodiest of the Civil War.

Critics Review

  • Praise for THE BLOODY GROUND:

    ‘The best so far in Cornwell’s American Civil War series . . . The cacophony of the cornfield slaughter is stunningly conveyed’ Daily Mail

    ‘A very fine novel indeed; Bernard Cornwell at his disticntive best . . . builds to a gripping climax . . . stirring stuff’ Sunday Telegraph

    ‘Cornwell is as masterly as ever at conjuring up the grisly nature of nineteenth-century campaigning and the terrifying adrenaline surge experienced on a battlefield reeking of black powder and blood’ The Times

    Praise for Bernard Cornwell:

    ‘The best battle scenes of any writer I’ve ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive.’ George R.R. Martin

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