Guns of the Lion
Doug Bond’s sequel to Guns of Thunder: in which Gavin Crookshank has his first taste of battle at sea, when the HMS Lion engages in mortal struggle with the French allies of Bonnie Prince Charlie. A pawn in the hands of two opposing armies, Gavin attempts to act with integrity in a chaos of loyalties during the bloody Jacobite rebellion.
He soon finds himself an unwilling conscript of King George II’s military service. It is the story of a maturing faith emerging out of conflicted loyalties in battles, within and without, wherein Gavin is forced to kill or be killed in bloody conflict during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745 in Scotland.
Uncertain who is friend and who is foe, Gavin learns courage and duty and how to rely on God alone who makes wars to cease to the ends of the earth.
About the Faith and Freedom Trilogy
Guns of Thunder is set in the 1740s in the upper Connecticut valley during the rising tensions between the American colonists and the French and their Indian allies. Told from the point of view of Malcom M’Kethe’s grandson Ian, the book comes to its climax during King George’s War at the incomparable colonial victory at the Battle of Louisbourg.
Guns of the Lion is set during the same time period as Guns of Thunder but returns to Scotland and Ian’s cousin Gavin, grandson of Fiona M’Kethe. The Jacobite Rebellion is brewing and Gavin must sort out conflicting political loyalties–and attempt to survive!
Guns of Providence moves ahead a generation, and opens with the siege of Boston in 1775. Sandy M’Kethe, great-great grandson of the patriarch in Duncan’s War, is befriended by African-American hero of Bunker Hill, Salem Poor. Ready yourself for a flurry of historical conflicts on land and sea, and in Sandy’s heart and mind.
“Here comes Douglas Bond—again—to say that those of us who love the truth, are not consigned to live lives of boredom and dullness. In Guns of Thunder, he’s got action from beginning to end. I wish I’d had this kind of book to read when I was a kid.” —Joel Belz, Founder, World Magazine