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London, the winter of 1652.

It is almost four years since King Charles I was executed.

While Parliament dithers and Oliver Cromwell's impatience mounts, an armed avenger stalks the streets and a series of murders threatens the highest echelons of government.

At the core of the mystery is Thomas Darke.

He may be a colonel in Parliament's victorious army, but his one obsession is with a crime: the assassination of Colonel Rainsborough, the army's foremost radical. He may work as a waterman on the Thames, but his secret activities touch the realms of power, where royalist still contends against parliamentarian and where John Thurloe, Cromwell's spymaster, strives to lay hands on the fatal avenger.

Darke may even tempt the heart of the beautiful Alice Hull - but can she give herself to a man whom death seems to pursue like a familiar?

This taut tale of revenge explores new aspects of two shocking events during the struggle for democracy in England: the assassination of Colonel Rainsborough in 1648, and the invasion of the House of Commons on 20 April 1653, when Parliament was dissolved in a military coup.

Above all it is an ingenious ghost story, following a driven, vengeful spirit through the intimate and vivid lives of the people of London as he discovers, paradoxically, what it is to be human.

Have the cavaliers underestimated Darke's determination to avenge the crime he witnessed all those years ago?

Farewell, Cavaliers is the sequel to The Winter Prince and is the second thrilling installment of the Terror and Awe: England's Revolution series.

Praise for Cheryl Sawyer

'Cheryl Sawyer weaves an excellent story and creates fabulous characters that stay with you long after you finish the book.' Historical Novel Society

Praise for The Winter Prince

'Hardcore history buffs will appreciate the fly-on-the-turret view of the dramas besieging the British royal court in 1642, when the country is rocked by civil war.' Publishers Weekly

'The depiction of Rupert as a commander is both vivid and convincing. I was particularly impressed by the description of the battles of Newark and Marston Moor ... seen as they might have appeared to Rupert at the time, in a spectacular manner.' Sir Frank Kitson (former Commander-in-Chief, UK Land Forces)

'Politics and passion, duty and desire provide the key ingredients in The Winter Prince, as Sawyer deftly matches her expertly crafted, history-rich plot with a wonderfully intriguing heroine and bittersweet romance.' Booklist, American Library Association

New Zealander Cheryl Sawyer has two master's degrees, with honors in French and English literature, and her career has included teaching, publishing, and writing. She has traveled to all the countries where her novels are set, and currently lives in Sydney, Australia. Author website:

Genre: Historical

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Paperback Editions

December 2016 : USA Paperback

Title: Farewell, Cavaliers
Author(s): Cheryl Sawyer
ISBN: 1-5407-2521-9 / 978-1-5407-2521-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Kindle Editions

November 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Farewell, Cavaliers
Author(s): Cheryl Sawyer
Publisher: Lume Books
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