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December 7, 2016

DEFEAT IS NOT AN OPTION!


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Curse of Quantrill




CURSE OF QUANTRILL
by
EC Tubb

DEFEAT IS NOT AN OPTION

Quantrill and his men are vigilantes of the American South.  Fighting the North, not with the Army but as their own guerrilla band.

But there's unrest in the ranks when Quantrill's two Captains, Jud and Brenhardt, begin to argue over what should be done.

Jud's a man of principle, led by a strict honour code, while Brenhardt seems more focused on money than morals.

Under Quantrill's lead, the two men are kept in check, but when Northern spy, Sam Calloway, sneaks into Quantrill's band it marks the bitter end of everything.

The war is lost, most of the men in Quantrill's band are dead and buried.

There are harsh choices to be made and Jud might have to decide if Sam Calloway, the enemy of his enemy, might be the closet thing Jud has to a friend.

Curse of Quantrill is a tale of honour, loyalty and bravery in the face of defeat.
  • File Size: 571 KB
  • Print Length: 138 pages
  • Publisher: Pioneering Press (June 1, 2016)
  • Publication Date: June 1, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01GIKKD20

THE AUTHOR

Edwin Charles Tubb was a British writer of western novels, science fiction and fantasy. The author of over 140 novels and 230 short stories and novellas, Tubb used 58 different pen names over the decades. He passed away in 2010, but his legacy lives on.

 Pioneering Press is an imprint of Endeavour Press, the UK’s leading independent digital publisher. We publish new and classic westerns by authors from the US and the UK.
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MY THOUGHTS
Quantrill and his band of vigilantes were from the South.   They hadn't joined up with the Army but were fighting the North as their own army.  In Quantrill's band were two Captains, Jud and Brenhardt.  They began to butt heads when they couldn't agree on what should be done and how it should be done.   Two different men, two different principles.   Jud:   a man who stood up and was honorable.  Brenhardt was more interested in what he could gain than what was right.   The two men were kept pretty much under control when they were led by Quantrill.  But trouble was brewing.  A spy for the North, Sam Calloway is about to end of it all and it was going to be deadly.  He sneaks into the band and chaos begins.   Most of Quantrill's vigilante band dies, buried and forgotten and as this happens so the war is over and lost.  As always choices must be made and Jud must make those choices.  Is Sam Calloway the best thing to a friend to Jud?  Enemy of Enemy?  Even though war is ugly, then and now, it sometimes must be fought.  Lives are lost, choices must be made. Sometimes those choices aren't the ones we would particularly want to make but they have to be made.    This western tale of Quantrill and his vigilante band is a tale of honor, pride, being loyal even in the face of death and defeat.  These men, no matter what side they were on were brave and loyal men, fighting to the death.  Perhaps their loyalty was misplaced.  That's up to the reader to determine.  Follow Quantrill and his band as they fight the North and as the war is lost and the men died.  Was this defeat or was this valor?





I received a complimentary copy of this book from Pioneering Press and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book 5 STARS.


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