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The Blooding of Jack Absolute

By C. C. Humphreys

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Format: Paperback, 304 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 November 2013
Suave, sexy, and superhuman, Jack is an eighteenth-century James Bond...London: 1759: Jack Absolute is loved by the ladies and envied by his schoolmates. With a place secured at university and a baronetcy at hand, his future seems bright-if he can just stay out of trouble. But when Jack is caught red-handed with a powerful lord's mistress, his good fortune is destroyed, forcing him to seek a new fate in the dangerous New World during the brutal French and Indian Wars. There, marooned amid hostile Indians and fierce colonial rivalries, the bawdy schoolboy disappears and a man emerges. Jack's survival depends on winning the friendship and help of the natives, but those come at a high price. In order to become the man they could eventually trust, Jack Absolute must first be blooded. And in order to be blooded, he must do the unfathomable. He must learn to kill. The gripping prequel in C.C. Humphrey's riveting historical series, The Blooding of Jack Absolute sweeps readers into the ruthless wilds of North America and tracks the stunning transformation of a young dreamer into a daring, larger-than-life hero.Fans of Simon Scarrow, Bernard Cornwell, Jeff Shaara and Diana Gabaldon will eagerly follow the adventures of Jack Absolute.The Jack Absolute Series: The Blooding of Jack Absolute, Book #1 Jack Absolute, Book #2Absolute Honor, Book #3What readers are saying about hero Jack Absolute: "I love this absolutely DELIGHTFUL, SWASHBUCKLING, historical thriller.""Filled with action, adventure and humor... a fabulous, fast paced novel which is hard to put down." "Jack is back with all his CHARM AND BRAVERY.""a good balance of historical fact and thrilling fiction with WAR, RIVALRY AND ROMANCE you will find it hard to put down.""Rapturous story telling.""the kind of breakneck adventure for which the term "rollicking" was coined""A must read for any historical buff, and to say the least extremely well written."What reviewers are saying about hero Jack Absolute: "A RIP-ROARING ADVENTURE PACKED WITH ACTION, DRAMA, AND PASSION."-Kate Mosse, author of Labyrinth "Imagine if Dan Brown were to write historical fiction starring Robert Downey, Jr. as Sherlock Holmes...and you have this novel. " Tara's Book Blog"This is a ROLLICKING HISTORICAL FICTION with a larger than life figure. " Booksie's Blog ..".heartwarming in the dash of romance it contains, but it's also hysterically funny." Romance Junkies "With misadventures, danger, cynicism, a bit of wit, a touch of humor, spies, war, and a bit of romance..." My Book Addiction Reviews "An absolute delight! Swashbuckling adventure, eighteenth-century wit, hugely entertaining plots, and one of the most appealing military gentlemen ever to wear a sword." Diana Gabaldon, Author of The Outlander"

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Humphreys has created a rambunctious but lovable hero who continue[s] to win fans with each new adventure. Suave, sexy, and superhuman, Jack could be an eighteenth-century prototype for James Bond... Much derring-do, told with panache. C.C. Humphreys takes you into a swashbuckling world you won't want to leave. "The "Blooding of Jack Absolute" was a wonderful follow-up (or preview, as the case may be) to Jack Absolute. The entire cast of characters are colorful and interesting, from Jack to the miscreants we encounter along the way. The heroes are strong and admirable, and the villains are corrupt to the core. This makes for highly enjoyable storytelling." - The Calico Critic Fans of Jack Absolute will love learning more about him as a boy and how he became the hero. I found it interesting from a military perspective and from a historical viewpoint. A very enjoyable book! "I'm highly recommending it to all that love a good, solid adventure with romance, rogues and scoundrels, but especially to those that love history. " - Bookworm 2 Bookworm "The stories of Jack Absolute make the learning of history just a little bit easier because it is an adventure mixed with history. " - Mary's Cup of Tea "Clearly, Humphreys has done his homework to not only provide complete believability in the settings and events but also breathe life into the cast of characters with both style and wit" - BookPleasures "C.C. Humphries has created a character that is so lovable, so brave and so full of life that it is a delight to read about him. " - Booksie's Blog "A marvelous coming-of-age story, featuring a character who is both fascinating in his own right but is also a witness to, and occasionally an actor in, some of the events that shaped what became our future." - Reading Reality "Fans of C.C. Humphreys' Jack Absolute, that intrepid Revolution-era British spy, should be delighted with the author'snewest novel, "The Blooding of Jack Absolute..".His adventures make captivating reading." - The Free Lance-Star "Fans of Jack Absolute will love learning more about him as a boy and how he became the hero. I found it interesting from a military perspective and from a historical viewpoint. A very enjoyable book!" - Deb's Book Bag "The Blooding of Jack Absolute was a wonderful follow-up (or preview, as the case may be) to Jack Absolute. The entire cast of characters are colorful and interesting, from Jack to the miscreants we encounter along the way. The heroes are strong and admirable, and the villains are corrupt to the core. This makes for highly enjoyable storytelling." - The Calico Critic "James Bond meet Jack Absolute...filled with interesting plots, a bit of violence, imminent death, swordplay, adventure, mixed with a bit of romance and intriguing characters. " - My Book Addiction Reviews "Well-written action-packed historical fiction. " - Angie Lisle "The dialogue is especially well-done, full of wit and style that feels true to the period. There is enough period detail to help draw the reader into the time but not so much as to be distracting. Welcome and well-done back story for Humphreys' likably roguish character." - Kirkus "C.C. Humphreys takes you into a swashbuckling world you won't want to leave." - Kate Mosse, author of LABYRINTH "Suave, sexy, and superhuman, Jack could be an eighteenth-century prototype for James Bond... Much derring-do, told with panache." - Kirkus for JACK ABSOLUTE "Humphreys has created a rambunctious but lovable hero who continue[s] to win fans with each new adventure." - Publishers Weekly for JACK ABSOLUTE The dialogue is especially well-done, full of wit and style that feels true to the period. There is enough period detail to help draw the reader into the time but not so much as to be distracting. Welcome and well-done back story for Humphreys' likably roguish character.

EAN: 9781402282249
ISBN: 1402282249
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.3 x 22.6 centimetres (0.39 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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