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The Fallon Blood

The Fallon Blood

Fallon (Volume 1)

Robert Jordan writing as Reagan O'Neal

Forge Books

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From the phenomenally successful fantasy author Robert Jordan (The Wheel of Time) comes a splendid novel of the American Revolution.

In 1765, Michael Fallon, an Irishman on the run from brutal English overlords, makes his way to Charleston, South Carolina, as an indentured servant. Bound over to Thomas Carver, a successful merchant, he quickly shows a knack for trade -- and a disturbing attraction to Carver's beautiful, sensual daughter, Elizabeth. With luck and intelligence -- and not without bloodshed -- he rises into the rice-planting aristocracy of the Carolina Lowcountry, where a frontier spirit pulses beneath the superficial trappings of an agrarian society that is heading rapidly toward revolution.

Michael Fallon hopes for peace. But the winds of war are rising, and the planter must become a privateer....

And the early dalliance with Elizabeth leaves a bitter aftertaste....

This novel follows the less familiar Southern course of the war, including the battles of Cowpens, King's Mountain, and Eutaw Springs (the bloodiest battle on the continent until Shiloh); and brings onto center stage such notables as Ben Franklin, Cornwallis, the Swamp Fox Francis Marion, the British Colonel "Butcher" tarleton, Colonel William Moultrie, the Marquis de Lafayette -- and a true cast of thousands!



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The Fallon Blood

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The English wind blew the dust of the road in Michael Fallon's face, as it had for miles past, and cut through his thin shirt and his flesh as well. He'd given up wishing he still had...

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Praise for The Fallon Blood

“Successfully blends action, adventure and sex with historical background. Like John Jakes, O'Neal knows how to keep his story moving.” —Savannah News-Press

“O'Neal not only writes with great virility, but he has done his historical research well. His ability to make characters come to life is admirable and The Fallon Blood is a wonderful way to escape from it all.” —The Charleston News and Courier

“This pulsing new novel…conveys the flavor of history without dullness, and the Palmetto State backdrop adds enormous interest. Entertaining.” —The Columbia, S.C. State

“Jordan's pulsing characters and exceptional historical and maritime research successfully evoke the excitement of the birth of a new nation without neglecting the romance, sex, and adventure of the private lives involved. While this Fallon series is a departure for Jordan in terms of setting and place, all of his fans will enjoy this exposition of valor, bravery, and love in American Revolution wars.” —Book Page

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About the author

Robert Jordan writing as Reagan O'Neal

Robert Jordan was born in 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina. He taught himself to read when he was four with the incidental aid of a twelve-years-older brother, and was tackling Mark Twain and Jules Verne by five. He is a graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics. He served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army; among his decorations are the Distinguished Flying Cross with bronze oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star with "V" and bronze oak leaf cluster, and two Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses with palm. A history buff, he has also written dance and theater criticism and enjoyed the outdoor sports of hunting, fishing, and sailing, and the indoor sports of poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting.

Robert Jordan began writing in 1977 and went on to write The Wheel of Time®, one of the most important and best selling series in the history of fantasy publishing with over 14 million copies sold in North America, and countless more sold abroad.

Robert Jordan died on September 16, 2007, after a courageous battle with the rare blood disease amyloidosis.

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