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The Cursed Fortress

(The fifth book in the Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval Adventures series)
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The French called it La Forteresse Maudite, the Cursed Fortress.

Louisbourg stood at the mouth of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, massive and impregnable, a permanent provocation to the British colonies. It was Canada’s first line of defence, guarding the approaches to Quebec, from where all New France lay open to invasion. It had to fall before a British fleet could be sent up the St. Lawrence. Otherwise, there would be no resupply and no line of retreat; Canada would become the graveyard of George II’s navy.

A failed attempt on Louisbourg in 1757 had only stiffened the government’s resolve; the Cursed Fortress must fall in 1758.

Captain Carlisle’s frigate joins the blockade of Louisbourg before winter’s icy grip has eased. Battling fog, hail, rain, frost and snow, suffering scurvy and fevers, and with a constant worry about the wife he left behind in Virginia, Carlisle will face his greatest test of leadership and character yet.

The Cursed Fortress is the fifth of the Carlisle & Holbrooke naval adventures. The series follows the two men through the Seven Years War and into the period of turbulent relations between Britain and her American colonies in the 1760s.

Genre: Historical

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July 2019 : Paperback

Title: The Cursed Fortress: The Fifth Carlisle & Holbrooke Naval Adventure
Author(s): Chris Durbin
ISBN: 1-08-052779-6 / 978-1-08-052779-3
Publisher: Independently published
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July 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Cursed Fortress: The Fifth Carlisle & Holbrooke Naval Adventure (Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval Adventures Book 5)
Author(s): Chris Durbin
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