The Bastard

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, May 15, 1985
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Jakes is an excellent writer of historical fiction. - Goodreads
Very well written & researched. - Goodreads
Compelling characters, swift but strong plot. - Goodreads
I definitely did not expect the ending! - Goodreads
So. The prose does not hold up. - Goodreads
The writing is excellent. - Goodreads

Review: The Bastard (Kent Family Chronicles #1)

User Review  - Teresa Pribudic - Goodreads

As with any John Jakes novel, the detail is fantastic. You can almost smell the gunpowder or hear the metal carriage wheels as you're reading. I bought the rest of this 8 book set on-line yesterday so I can continue reading it. I truly enjoy the way he writes. Read full review

Review: The Bastard (Kent Family Chronicles #1)

User Review  - Betty - Goodreads

This is the first in a series of books of historical fiction subtitled "The Kent Family Chronicles." I have and have read the entire series and highly recommend them. Read full review

Contents

The Beating
17
Behind the Madonna
41
Blood in the Snow
61
Copyright

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About the author (1985)

John Jakes is the bestselling author of Charleston, the Kent Family Chronicles, the North and South trilogy, On Secret Service, California Gold, Homeland, and American Dreams. Descended from a soldier of the Virginia Continental Line who fought in the American Revolution, Jakes is one of today's most distinguished authors of historical fiction.

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