The King's Exile (Paperback)

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Thomas is deported to the Caribbean in the second of a fast-paced series that takes place during Restoration London

Spring, 1648: when Thomas Hill, a bookseller living in rural England, publishes a political pamphlet he has little idea of the trouble that will follow. He is quickly arrested, forced on a boat to Barbados, and condemned to life as a slave to two of the island's most notoriously violent brothers. In England war has erupted again, with London under threat of attack. When news of the king's execution reaches the island, political stability is threatened and a fleet commanded by Sir George Ayscue arrives to take control of the island for Cromwell. The threat of violence increases. Thomas finds himself witness to abuse, poison, rape, and savage brutality. When a coded message from Ayscue to a sympathizer on the island is intercepted, Thomas is asked to decipher it. A disastrous battle seems inevitable. But nothing turns out as planned. And as the death toll mounts, the escape Thomas has been relying on seems ever more unlikely.

About the Author

Andrew Swanston held various positions in the book trade, including being a director of Waterstone & Co., before turning to full-time writing. His Thomas Hill novels are set during the English Civil War, and the early period of the Restoration.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780552166119
ISBN-10: 0552166111
Publisher: Corgi Books
Publication Date: November 1st, 2014
Pages: 471
Language: English
Series: Thomas Hill