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Kittanning, Delaware, Armstrong, French and Indian War, British North America, Colonial America, War, Pennsylvania, Militia, Ohio Valley

Forest Sentinels
The Gauntlet Runner Book III
by S. Thomas Bailey

Coming off the disaster on the Monongahela , Jacob Murray and his young friend Joshua return to Fort Cumberland under the command of George Washington. The defeated British army soon withdraws further east, leaving the frontier virtually undefended.

With the frontier left unprotected, Delaware raiding parties begin striking the settlers in an effort to clear their lands of the English. Jacob and Joshua lead a company of militia deep into the French-held Pennsylvania frontier. They plan to build a fort that will not only give the local settlers peace of mind and added protection, but serve as a ‘home base’ from which they can continue the search for Jacob’s wife Maggie and Joshua’s best friend One-Ear.

Though the raids seem to lessen with the presence of the well-constructed fort, the Delaware have not withdrawn completely. A rescue mission soon turns out disastrous when the men are ambushed and Jacob is taken prisoner by chief Tewea, the dangerous warrior nicknamed Captain Jacobs.

Help often comes from unexpected sources, and the Murrays soon find themselves face to face with ghosts from the past and a mysterious band of sentinels that are keeping watch over the Pennsylvania forests.

“The characters marched off the pages and into my heart.” Anne Boling for Readers Favorite

“S. Thomas Bailey masterfully weaves the history of this era...” Deb Fowler for Feathered Quill Book Reviews

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S. Thomas Bailey is a multi-award-winning author and independent researcher of early North American life. He is a raw historian at heart and a writer by choice.

Bailey’s own sense of history is enriched by a Mi’kmaq grandfather and a family tree that can be traced back to the young surveyor James Cook, who began his career mapping out the St. Lawrence River system during the French and Indian War.

He resides in a quiet hamlet north of Toronto, Ontario with his wonderfully supportive wife and two amazing children. His family spends each spring and summer visiting French and Indian War sites, attending re-enactments and living history events, and spreading the word about this wonderful period in North American history.

Bailey looks forward to continuing Jacob and Maggie’s story. Watch for additional novels in The Gauntlet Runner series, coming soon.


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