This third volume of L.C. Lewis’s War of 1812 historical fiction epic, Free Men and Dreamers, covers the British offensive against Washington D.C.
Once Napoleon is subdued, and despite the commencement of peace negotiations, Britain unleashes her triumphant European conquerors on America. And their primary target? Washington.
While attentions turn to the defense of the Capital, mercenaries threaten the Winding Willows and White Oak plantations, forcing enemies to become allies, fighting side-by-side with freed slaves to defend their homes and families.
Mere miles away, the Capital’s defense now rests predominantly upon citizen soldiers and a most unlikely naval force—a rag-tag fleet called the Chesapeake flotilla—and the men who built it. But Britain’s house is also divided over the war, as the cost mounts in blood and money.
Experience the pain and passion of five families—American, slave and British—as they endure the three darkest days of American history—the week when Washington burned.
Title: Dawn’s Early Light (Free Men & Dreamers #3)
Author: L.C. Lewis
Publisher: BookSurge Publishing
Release Date: November 13, 2009
Size: 338 pages, 6×9, softcover