Wonderful early Potter, good read, loved the characters. Prequel to #35.
This 400+ page book takes place during my favorite time in American history: the Civil War. However, the action looks at the War Between the States from a different angle Southern guerillas capturing Union goods and diverting them for use by the Confederacy.
There are plots and sub-plots aplenty. I think the most interesting is the story about the two main men characters in the story. Sean and Ben were roommates during their years at West Point. During senior year, they had a lively competition over the lovely Melody.
The night before graduation, Sean went to Ben and told him the truth about Melody she craved having men compete over her and she wasnt honest about her feelings for Ben (she didnt love him). This led to a huge fight. At the beginning of the story, they have been estranged for 15 years.
Sean joined the Confederacy while Ben took a commission in the Union Army. Sean leads the guerilla group and Ben has been sent to capture and hang them.
They meet when Seans sister, Ryan, and a Confederate soldier find Ben in a rattlesnake nest, gravely injured. Ben becomes Seans prisoner. Thus begins a fascinating character study of these two men.
It is a beautifully written tale. Enjoy!
There are 2 books in this series:
1) Between the Thunder
2) Chase the Thunder