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The Fiery Salamander: A Tale of Pre-Revolution Carolina

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The last gasps of the French and Indian War wreaks havoc on a tight-knit group of families settled on the Carolina frontier. A lone boy, James Kirkpatrick, finds himself facing the wrath of a Shawnee war party looking for revenge against their Catawba enemy. That fateful day shapes the next four years of his life as he strives to survive in a land filled with fire, broken ...more
Kindle Edition, 239 pages
Published January 13th 2019 by Amazon
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Jenna “Meadow”  | The Book of Meadow
3.5-4 stars
I’m a big historical fiction fan and was excited to read this book about pre-revolutionary America; specifically an area where land was taken from the Native Americans and thus caused a lot of fighting.

Overall, I enjoyed this novel and the characters introduced as well as reading about this time period. Will Robinson wrote this with a Scottish-Irish dialect that added authenticity and although at times I had to reread in order to understand, I appreciated that it wasn’t in modern ter
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Gina R Mitchell
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Historical fiction set in the pre-revolution Carolina frontier from 1736 - 1740 or so. The setting is well-researched and presented. The characters have depth and personality, making them easy to love or hate. The pacing is satisfactory. The bits of Scottish language used throughout the book add authenticity and depth to the story.

We see life through the eyes of James Kirkpatrick as he comes of age in harsh colonial times. Life is a constant battle against nature, lack of medical knowledge, Indi
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Sam Glasbrenner (Sassyowlreads)
I won the kindle edition of this book in a Goodreads giveaway and cannot wait to read it!
Jean Roberts
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Historical Book Review: The Fiery Salamander by Will Robinson. Independently published on 13 January 2019. 417 pages. Book 1 of Back Country Novels. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for a review. The opinions given in this review are mine alone.

The Plot in Brief:
Set in the year 1763 in the British Colony of Carolina. This is the story of 14 year old James Kirkpatrick, his extended family and close-knit neighbors. Life is hard for these back-country Scots-Irish settlers who eke out a
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C.D. Tavenor
May 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I don’t read a lot of historical fiction. Actually, I think it’s been more than a few years since I read a historical fiction novel. The Fiery Salamander was a fresh change of pace from the norm, even if it did leave me a bit wanting in the end.

Thus, this review is through two lenses: the reader C.D. Tavenor and the author/editor C.D. Tavenor.

The author/editor C.D. Tavenor appreciates The Fiery Salamander as an ambitious endeavor of historical craftsmanship, with meticulous research and careful
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Vicki Andrew
Mar 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Started out well but then towards the end it just seemed to loose some steam and wondered towards an ending
Kayla Tornello
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult, giveaways
I enjoyed this book despite a few distracting grammatical errors. I liked learning about what life was like on the frontier with the tensions between the settlers and the different Native tribes. This story really highlighted how hard life was back then. I liked the main character, James. The characters all seemed very realistic.

I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway. Yay!
Amy Shannon
Dec 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Grand Read

Robinson pens a grand historical story in The Fiery Salamander. This is the first book of this author's work that I've read, and I enjoyed this read. The pace of the story was pretty good, and the characters were interesting. It seems like the author did his homework on the era in which he writes. The perspective gave a unique story, and added to the depth of the plot. The era is a different culture, and the descriptions and environment seemed to be accurate. It's a well-written story.
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