Book 3 in the Epic Revolutionary Saga
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Escape through a maze of deception, betrayal, and death is the key to survival for thirteen rebellious colonies that dare to fight against tyranny and win their independence. Powerful forces seek to cut off the head of their Don’t Tread on Me snake by assassinating General George Washington as the unstoppable British fleet sails into New York Harbor. The Epic Order of the Seven must identify and stop the assassin, or the epic Battle of New York will be over before it even begins. The Declaration of Independence rallies patriots to tear down the statue of King George III, but will its words be worth dying for? The Howe Brothers chase Washington and his dwindling Continental Army across New Jersey until he learns how to outfox them and lives to fight another day at Trenton and Princeton. The animal team knows those small victories won’t be enough to win a war and must convince France to covertly join the fight. They must help France’s wealthy Marquis de Lafayette sail for America to fight alongside Washington, but first he must escape King Louis XVI who has other plans for the reluctant courtier. The third installment in the Epic Revolutionary saga, The Marquis, the Escape, and the Fox covers events from April 1776 to April 1777.
Release: August 1, 2023
The Epic Revolutionary Saga
Book one: The Voice, the Revolution, and the Key (2017) 1743-March 1775: covers events from the year 1743 up through the eve of the Revolution in March 1775.
Book two: The Declaration, the Sword, and the Spy (2020) March 1775-July 1776: covers events from Lexington and Concord through the Declaration of Independence.
Book three: The Marquis, the Escape, and the Fox (2023) April 1776-April 1777: covers events from the Battle of New York with the arrival of British forces through the escape of Marquis de Lafayette from France.
Book four: The Boy, the Turn, and the Forge (2026) April 1777-June 1778: covers the end of the northern campaign with Valley Forge and the French Alliance after victory at Saratoga.
Book five: The Traitor, the Ship, and the Prize (2028) June 1778-October 1781: covers the southern campaign through Victory at Yorktown.
Book six: The Rise, the Fall and the Jewel (2030) October 1781-1865: covers the rise of the United States of America and the formation of the government through the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Concludes the Revolutionary Saga into the nineteenth century with liberty and justice for all.
Don't be fooled by cute animals on the front cover! These books are well researched and comprehensively detailed for full contact history! Click here to check out Jenny's hefty bibliography of nearly 200 sources for The Declaration, the Sword and the Spy.
Jenny has been researching Patrick Henry, the Marquis de Lafayette, Banastre Tarleton, and the Revolutionary War since 2007! She is passionate about this crucial period of history, and about her favorite Founding Father, Patrick Henry. Her heart's desire is for children to know the REAL history of America, including God's hand of favor every step of the way. Jenny is deeply indebted to the excellent reenactors of Colonial Williamsburg: Richard Schumann as Patrick Henry and Mark Schneider as the Marquis de Lafayette (and Banastre Tarleton). They have tirelessly answered her questions and provided incredible research assistance. Jenny also is active with Patrick Henry's Red Hill (homesite where Patrick Henry is buried) and Historic Polegreen Church (where Patrick Henry attended church as a kid), participating in Living History Days. Her research has taken her to France where she met the 6th great grandson of the Marquis de Lafayette, Comte Lafayette. Jenny has attended multiple re-enactment events, including Patrick Henry's Liberty or Death speech at St. John's Church in Richmond, Patrick Henry's Parson Cause court case at Hanover Courhouse, the Battle of the Hook (Gloucester Point) and the Battle of Cowpens. She also was in Yorktown for the arrival of Lafayette's reconstructed ship from France, L'Hermione. Stay tuned for tons of behind the scenes research pics and videos for this exciting Revolutionary saga!
Jenny with Mark Schneider (Marquis de Lafayette and below, "Bloody" Banastre Tarleton)
Jenny with Richard Schumann (Patrick Henry)
Jenny with Mark Schneider (Marquis de Lafayette) in Yorktown for the arrival of Lafayette's reconstructed ship from France, L'Hermione!
BEHIND THE SCENES: BOOKS
Some of Jenny's research books for writing about Patrick Henry, the Marquis, Tarleton, and the Revolution. 350 books and counting!
As the year began, Europe was not at war and it was not at peace. Paris and London were aswarm with spies, but there was as yet no settled truth or plot to ferret out. History seemed to stumble forward accident by accident in 1775, the year when everything began except for a clear understanding of exactly what that was.
- James R. Gaines, For Liberty and Glory
BEHIND THE SCENES:
MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE
Author Jenny L. Cote interviews her supporting character for the Revolutionary trilogy: the Marquis de Lafayette. Through a series of chats, Jenny and the Marquis will give readers an exclusive behind the scenes look at The Marquis' life and vital contributions to American Independence.
JENNY AND THE MARQUIS CHAT ABOUT JACK JOUETT AND THE CAT AND MOUSE CAMPAIGN
In this clip, Jenny and the Marquis discuss Jack Jouett's ride and the ensuing cat and mouse campaign with the dreaded Banastre Tarleton. (Lafayette is SO much more pleasant to interview than that Tarleton, I might add.)
Jenny had the joy of touring the birthplace and childhood home of the Marquis de Lafayette in the south of France: Chateau de Chavaniac.
BEHIND THE SCENES:
Author Jenny L. Cote interviews her antagonist for the Revolutionary trilogy: Banastre Tarleton. Through a series of chats, Jenny and Tarleton will give readers an exclusive behind the scenes look at the British side of the Revolutionary conflict....if she doesn't kill him off early in her novel.
JENNY AND TARLETON CHAT ABOUT COWPENS AND HIS "BLOODY" REPUTATION
In this clip, Jenny and Tarleton have a testy discussion about the Battle of Cowpens and whether or not he deserves the title given him, "Bloody Banastre Tarleton." See if you think his attitude will make Jenny's pen bleed red.
JENNY AND TARLETON CHAT ABOUT JACK JOUETT'S RIDE
In this clip, Jenny asks Tarleton for his testimonial about Jack Jouett's ride after having discussed the event with Patrick Henry and the Marquis de Lafayette. Once again, he gives Jenny some British lip. (Why can't he be more like the delightful Marquis?)
Professional photo below of Mark Schneider as Banastre Tarleton at Return to the Hook by Kenneth Bohrer.
For more of his EPIC photography on numerous
Revolutionary sites that will be featured in
The Declaration, the Marquis and the Spy, please visit www.americanrevolutionphotos.com
BEHIND THE SCENES:
JENNY L. COTE
Author Jenny L. Cote shares her behind the scenes research which shows the extent to which she'll go to get the story right!
The Battle of Brooklyn started in a Watermelon Patch?
The Hero of the Battle of Sullivan's Island
Washington's Long Island Shot to escape from Brooklyn
Researching the Battle of White Plains: The Jacob Purdy House
When I was researching in White Plains, NY for The Declaration, the Marquis, and the Spy, Mr. John Bailey with White Plains Community Media, a local TV show called "People to be Heard" filmed my tour of George Washington's Headquarters at the Jacob Purdy House. Following the tour with John Vorperian I sit down for an interview (at about the 10 min mark). This is what I do, so welcome to my world if you want to take a peak. http://www.wpcommunitymedia.org/people-to-be-heard/10122018-637