A demon straight from Hell....For a moment, they saw nothing. Then they heard the rapid beat of iron-shod hooves on cobblestones. A black-clad rider with a long, billowing cloak came hurtling at them from the shadows. He turned, reining in sharply, and the handsome, jet black stallion reared up, its forelegs pawing at the sky as the rider's screeching laughter filled the air. He had no head. Boston, 1765. Sam Adams leads the Sons of Liberty as they agitate in favor of independence for the Thirteen Colonies. But something has gone very wrong with history. A terrifying, ghostly entity is galloping the streets of Boston in the dead of night, targeting rebels for assassination. And if he - or it - cannot be stopped, the Revolutionary War might never happen.The Time Commandos from the 27th Century have to travel back into the past to find a phantom, and the only man they have to guide them is an enemy soldier from a parallel timeline, who might never get back home if he doesn't help the people he's at war with. But if the headless horseman isn't stopped, there may be no going home for anyone ... ever again.
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The Hellfire Rebellion (Time Wars Series #10) based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This turned out to be a very interesting title in the series. The last one was a little disappointing and didn't seem to really add anything of value. It was immediately noticeable on this occasion that Hawke had returned pretty much to the original formula, moving away from the trend of recent titles. Perhaps he realised it was starting to go too far and over-stretch credulity? Interestingly, I had never felt quite comfortable with the character of Creed, and apparently I wasn't alone in that either, because the tension with the character became explicit this time round.Even so, in the early stages of the book, I didn't think Hawke had managed to do enough to recapture me. Despite having Lucas back, I didn't feel I recognised him, or Finn or Andre . But as the book progressed, that changed and I found myself re-hooked to the series. The only disappointing thing in the end was the over easy solution to Drakov. Unless that's quite deliberate and will be made more of in the next novel?
Book 10 in the Time Wars series. This is even more of a history lesson than The Nautilus Sanction. Mr. Hawke uses the Headless Horseman, but nothing else from "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". The rest of the background is culled from historical events around 1765 Boston. That's not really a bad thing, becuase even though I still enjoy Mr. Hawke's characters, I'm getting tired of the recurring bad guys. There's also way too much explanation of back story. It wasn't so bad when I was picking up these books piecemeal from the used bookstores, but having just read the events being retold, it's boring as all get out. I would have much preferred that space to be used for new narrative. Oh, well. He has two more chances to get it right. The Hellfire Rebellion, however, is just waiting room material.--J.