My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is the first book of the Kent Family Chronicles.
The plot describes the life of Philippe Charboneau, the bastard son of Duke of Kentland, who in search of his legitimate inheritance, fights with his half-brother, Roger, in order to prevail his legal rights.
However, when Philippe and his mother Jane, went to claim his rights, Roger and his mother plot against them and forced them seek refuge quickly in London in order to avoid a false murder charge.
In London, Philippe is introduced to the printing trade. When their hiding-place is uncovered, mother and son decided to sail to the New World.
I do recommend this book for all readers interested on the story of the American independence. The plot is fast paced and the all characters are captivating with the introduction of historical personages, such as Benjamin Franklin, Sam Adams and Lord North.