Drums of Destiny Author:Peter Bourne A monumental story of passion, revolution, and high adventure: Drums of Destiny by Peter Bourne. — Henry Christophe, the slave who became king -- whose magnificence outshone Europe's royalty and who built a nation with his sword. — Phebe, a goddess among women -- the personification of all men's desires -- avid for luxury... and love. — Duncan, wh... more »ose mission was to save lives -- black or white -- but who killed the man that betrayed him.
Against the tremendous backdrop of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, the author has created a sweeping panorama of one of the most astonishing episodes of the time -- the rise and fall of the Negro Empire of Haiti. But even more than this he has given us a memorable group of thrilling alive characters, both great and humble, caught up in these incredible and moving events.