Guns of Thunder
Faith & Freedom Trilogy, Book 1
Author of the superb Crown & Covenant series of historical fictions, Douglas Bond is back with a new series about early America! The M’Kethe clan finds itself in pre-Revolutionary War Connecticut, weathering a storm of religious and political upheaval.
Ian M’Kethe is forced to make a choice against enormous odds in the face of rising conflict between the Colonists and the French with their Indian allies. Ian makes an unlikely friendship with Watookoog, an Indian, and risks everything but gains something he thought he had lost forever.
The Faith & Freedom Trilogy, sequel to the Crown & Covenant Series, chronicles new generations of the M’Kethe family who find freedom in 18th-century America. Adventure is afoot as Old World tyrannies clash with New World freedoms. Douglas Bond weaves together fictional characters with historical figures from Scottish and American history. The series also includes Guns of the Lion (Book Two) and Guns of Providence (Book Three).
About the Series
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