Praised by Patricia Cornwell as "the best
historical novelist of our time," John Jakes started his top-selling
career with this vibrant novel of romance and adventure. The
Bastard begins the enduring eight-volume saga of the Kent family
and their participation in the events that shaped a nation. . . .
The illegitimate son of the Duke of Kentland,
Phillipe Charboneau has been denied his birthright by his father's
family. So he flees to London, where he learns the printing trade .
. . but his journey truly commences when he falls under the
influence of Benjamin Franklin and travels to America. After
changing his name to Philip Kent, he finds work at a printing house
and discovers the radical writings of Sam Adams. He has a new
identity and a new passion. And soon he will become a soldier,
fighting alongside the colonists in the turbulent adventure that
would be called the Revolutionary War. . . .
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