1. The Bastard

    Book 1 in The Kent Family Chronicles

    John Jakes

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    The first volume in the addictive saga of the American Revolution by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of the North and South trilogy.
    Meet Phillipe Charboneau: the illegitimate son and unrecognized heir of the Duke of Kentland. Upon the Duke’s death, Phillipe is denied his birthright and left to build a life of his own. Seeking all that the New World promises, he leaves London for America, shedding his past and preparing for the future by changing his name to Philip Kent. He arrives at the brink of the American Revolution, which tests his allegiances in ways he never imagined. The first volume of John Jakes’s wildly successful and highly addictive Kent Family Chronicles, The Bastard is a triumph of historical fiction. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author’s personal collection.
  2. Pub Date
    07/10/2012
    Publisher
    Open Road Integrated Media
    ISBN13
    9781453255902
    Format
    Ebook

Editorial Reviews

  • “John Jakes is the best historical novelist of our time.” —Patricia Cornwell “At the very heart of every Jakes saga is a story that throbs to the beat of history.” —The Plain Dealer

About the author

John Jakes

John Jakes (b. 1932), the author of more than a dozen novels, is regarded as one of today’s most distinguished writers of historical fiction. His work includes the highly acclaimed Kent Family Chronicles series and the North and South Trilogy. Jakes’s commitment to historical accuracy and evocative storytelling earned him the title of “the godfather of historical novelists” from the Los Angeles Times and led to a streak of sixteen consecutive New York Times bestsellers. Jakes has received several awards for his work and is a member of the Authors Guild and the PEN American Center. He and his wife, Rachel, live on the west coast of Florida.