Backlash: A War of 1812, Mike Klaassen

Espionage & Conspiracy, Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Military Fiction

A miscalculation that nearly ripped the new nation apart. Five young Americans in the fight of their lives. The War of 1812 as never before told–a thriller. 

With questionable justification and inadequate preparation, the newly United States of America declared war on Great Britain, the most powerful nation on earth. From Canada to New Orleans, sixteen-year-old backwoodsman Lemuel Wyckliffe seeks revenge for the massacre of his family. Silas Shackleton, a soldier in the American army, reluctantly fights in battles from the Niagara River to Lake Champlain. Recruited by Tecumseh, Muscogee warrior Hadjo fights to drive the whites back into the sea. Canadian-born infantry-lieutenant George Sherbourne spies on the government of President James Madison. In Washington City, Rachel Thurston helps her Federalist father plot to break the northeastern states away and realign with the British.

Backlash: A War of 1812 is a novel that is in-depth, stellar and compelling and will entertain as well as inform readers from start to finish, I guarantee you this book lovers! When I read the description of Backlash: A War of 1812 I was instantly sold, historical fiction books based around real historical events fascinate me, and so I knew I had to read this book and share it with you lovely readers. When I started to read Backlash: A War of 1812 I was instantly impressed with the wealth of depth and information laced throughout the text and that is thanks to the incredible author Mike Klaassen who is clearly talented! I believe this thanks to his knowledge but also because he enchanted, intrigued and educated me from the start with the rich history he laced throughout his mesmerizing story.

Backlash: A War of 1812 is a historical fiction tale that will take reader will be taken back in time to the year 1812, and here the reader will learn of America’s declaration of war on Great Britain (which is a real historic event). The reader will experience this war through the eyes of four different people and will get to experience what they experienced during this time and how it impacted their life. The reader will be introduced to a sixteen-year-old called Lemuel Wyckliffee, Silas Shackleton, a solider for the American Army, Infantry lieutenant George Sherbourne, a spy for the Government of President James Madison and lastly Rachel Thurston, a woman who is working with her father to help realign with the British.

All four characters are different to each other and are impacted differently by the war, and all have a different purpose. I loved each character featured, but Lemuel was the most fascinating to me because he is on a mission to seek revenge for the murder of his family. Silas is also an intriguing character because he does not want to fight America’s battles so the whole way through I was wondering whether he would desert or what would happen! It made for exceptional reading and even more excellent thanks to the fact that Mike Klassen, the author of Backlash: A War of 1812 writes his characters and their narratives flawlessly! Each character that is featured has a wealth of backstory and their characters are instantly believable, in other words I can imagine these charcters living during this time and this is once again thanks to Klaassen.

The story of Backlash: A War of 1812 is one that will take readers on an incredible and expansive journey through history. As a woman who loves history, I loved this book and some events featured are based on real history; however, the book is described as historical fiction. So I would, as a reader, focus more on the fictional side, although I do know that there is a lot of history laced throughout the book! Backlash: A War of 1812  is a book with an ever-expanding story and the excellent author, Mike Klaassen has a wealth of knowledge on topics, events, and places of the year 1812 and the war between America and Great Britan that unfolded and this perfectly complimented the expansive story which in turn keeps the reader reading!

Mike Klaassen is a newly discovered author of mine however his work is exceptional, and so I will now always keep up with his work! Klaassen expresses many writing talents throughout his book, but his core talents I believe are his explanatory powers because he was able to transport me back in time with ease and this ability, combined with his mesmerizing prose that is laced with history and knowledge made Backlash a highly enjoyable read. The knowledge Klaaseen has laced throughout the novel is excellent and kept me fascinated and I am sure it will you to; I am impressed by the depth of knowledge and admire Klaaseen for taking the time to make sure that everything matched with regards to times in history and customs. Sadly many books do not care about being historically accurate but the reader will not have this issue with Backlash because Klaassen clearly does care!

Overall Backlash: A War of 1812  is a sensational, unique and dramatic novel that will take readers on an expansive journey that is unforgettable and unpredictable and so I am going to award Backlash: A War of 1812 five stars!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on Backlash: A War of 1812. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon U.S.! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for Amazon U.K..

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