is the second book in a series set during the English Civil War. The first book was The Bleeding Land
which was reviewed here: ARmy RSE - The Bleeding Land by Giles Kristian Brothers’ Fury
, “continues the story of the war that set brother against brother, neighbour against friend and tore families and communities apart [back cover blurb].” Recounting the war through the fictional characters of the Rivers family (Mun on the Royalists side, brother Tom on the side of Parliament), the second book kicks off in 1643 – the second year of the English Civil War (1642-1651) - in Lancashire and moves from a quick recap through the contemplations of Mun, one of the main protagonists, to the strength of this series which is battle/fighting scenarios. Whether quick forays, chance encounters or set battles, Giles Kristian does a great job of describing the action set against the use of muskets and swords in bloody hand to hand combat.