Book Reviews of The Rebels (Kent Family Chronicles, Bk 2)

The Rebels (Kent Family Chronicles, Bk 2)
The Rebels - Kent Family Chronicles, Bk 2
Author: John Jakes
ISBN-13: 9780515092066
ISBN-10: 0515092061
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 544
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Jove Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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This is the second book of the Kent Family Chronicles. It takes Philip Kent through the Revolutionary War to the late 1770's. I enjoyed this historical novel very much
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This is the second book in the Kent series. It continues on with Philip and Anne and their new son Abraham. The story focuses mainly on Philip who is fighting in the battlefield for most of the novel while Anne is at home trying to manage their son and a financial investment that ultimately causes tragic consequences for the young family.

Judson Fletcher is introduced in this novel. You wonder why his story is even being told until the end when Jakes connects Judson and Philip in an unexpected way. I didn't like Judson at all mostly because he could never do the right thing. He was weak and had no will power to improve himself. His was just a wasted life.

Anyway, I think the first in the series (The Bastard) was a better read. It focused more on the story and characters and Philip's journey and less on the political atmosphere. In this second novel less emphasis is on storytelling and more on the rigors of war and then all the politics. But this part of the series was necessary of course.
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This is an older version.. its not perfect but still very readable!
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Book 2 of the Kent Chronicles. The Revolution, seen through the eyes of young Philip Kent, now a patriot soldier.
It puts the reader right there in the action!
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Volume 2 of the Kent family taking us through the revolutionary war
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Book 2 in the Kent Family Chronicles historical series.
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i'm not sure which book this is in the series but this series of books by John Jakes is well worth the time to read the entire series.
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This is the hardback edition.