Between Two Fires (The John Paul Jones Novels) by Nicholas Nicastro

By Nicholas Nicastro

Commanding his small, bitterly divided squadron deep into enemy waters, John Paul Jones needs to grasp either the competition and himself as he joins the conflict that may seal his repute. in the meantime, his former comrade John Severence confronts one other, extra ominous model of war at the frontiers of colonial manhattan. either males are reworked within the crucible of wrestle, braveness, and wartime folly.

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I gave 34 between two fires the usual warning as we approached, and everyone was out to greet us in the finest clothes as we passed through the palisade. The Yangeese’s face seemed to brighten as he saw all our women standing there in their jewelry and embroidered cloaks and cloth dresses—like proper white women, he probably thought. He stood there, as if amused, when I did the war dance for everyone, and even smiled when Fallen Leaf came out, naked and magnificently painted, and stood there unashamed among the glad young ladies.

Henriette was an artist of a very unique, scholarly kind. It was her belief that the Divine Creator was not entirely remote from the profane world, but incorporated into His design subtle aspects of His perfection that might be uncovered by suitably trained persons. In her case, her training was in the survey, appreciation, and reproduction of human physiognomies. It was her project, she had once declared to Jones, to achieve nothing less than the fully scientific reconstitution of the face of Christ.

The thoughts that helped him lull himself to sleep at night. Damn the man’s soul, he thought. What was the little hero, the little prig, the little pain in the ass doing right then? iv. JONES WAS HAVING the line of his nose inspected. His inspector was Mademoiselle Henriette d’Barlejou, a barely noble but inquisitive Frenchwoman. Henriette was an artist of a very unique, scholarly kind. It was her belief that the Divine Creator was not entirely remote from the profane world, but incorporated into His design subtle aspects of His perfection that might be uncovered by suitably trained persons.

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