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The rebellion is on the verge of being crushed. For two years the British army has had their way with the volunteers who make up the Continental Army fighting for American independence. Yet, the seasoned war machine of King George III couldn’t quiteMoreThe rebellion is on the verge of being crushed. For two years the British army has had their way with the volunteers who make up the Continental Army fighting for American independence. Yet, the seasoned war machine of King George III couldn’t quite finish the Yankees off, until now.It is the fall of 1777 and “Gentleman” Johnny Burgoyne, a General in the British army, is about to launch a grand assault down the waterways connecting the Hudson River to the rest of the colonies. He isn’t alone. Along with thousands of professional soldiers, he has acquired the help of the Iroquois who are lead by a fearsome, blood-thirsty brave named Anachout.Standing in Burgoyne’s way is a dispirited, unprepared, and poorly managed Continental Army stationed at the legendary Fort Ticonderoga. Burgoyne’s attack on them will be simple, quick, and decisive. He thought it would be easy. He guaranteed victory. However, he was in for a surprise.Thomas Bowman wants to go to war. Ever since the patriots of Boston clashed with the British regulars at Lexington he has been anxious to grab his rifle and report for duty. His problem isn’t a lack of courage or determination, it is his father. Thomas refuses to leave him at home, and his father wants nothing to do with what he believes is a fools’ errand. Fate forces both into action. Some people go to war- others have it thrust upon them.Mary Chapman’s peaceful life is shattered by the attack of an Iroquois war party. Watching in horror as her family and town is ruthlessly exterminated- she vows to bring those responsible to justice.Bound together by events beyond their control, Thomas and Mary flee for their lives towards the safe haven of Fort Ticonderoga. They will soon be caught up in an epic struggle, where at its heart, American independence is at stake.The Stand at Saratoga- Rebels, Renegades, and Red Coats is the first book in a two book series that reveals the heart thumping tale of the heroes, the villains, and those in between, who clashed in one of the most important battles ever fought on American soil.