THE CROSBIE SAGA: Two Full Novels by Bart Spicer

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The entire, epic Crosbie Saga… from soldier Duncan Crosbie’s heroics fighting for the French in Canadian war to his dangerous trek from Virginia to Ohio, leading a wagon train of French immigrants to their promised land, battling bloodthirsty Indians and savage, white outlaws every step of the way.

“It’s an epic story, a grand tale about one of the most dramatic times in history.” The Montgomery Alabama Advertiser

THE TALL CAPTAINS
It’s 1759. Duncan Crosbie, exiled Scotsman, soldier of France sails for the New World, to join the tall captains, fighting the British in the northern wilds of Canada . . .

“An exhilirating historical story of the frontier warfare. Bart Spicer breathes life into his novels that makes an experience of reading them, rather than a pastime. This is a longer-than-usual story but one that you will regret must end.” Chattanooga Daily Times

THE WILD OHIO
It’s the summer of 1790… and Col. Duncan Crosbie, a veteran of the American revolution, leads 300 French emigres in a wagon train from Alexandria, Virginia to their new home in the wilds of Ohio…a quest for freedom that becomes a harrowing struggle for their lives.

“The historical background is woven into the story with care, lending realism to the action. Spicer stirs his mixture vigorously in his first attempt at historical fiction. Tension mounts and the suspense races to the denouement.” The New York Times

THE WILD OHIO by Bart Spicer

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A blood-stirring novel of the conquest of the West, of the lawless days when frontiersmen fought savage indians and renegade whites for control of the rich, Ohio wilderness….

It’s the summer of 1790… and Col. Duncan Crosbie, a veteran of the American revolution, leads 300 French emigres in a wagon train from Alexandria, Virginia to their new home in the wilds of Ohio…a quest for freedom that becomes a harrowing struggle for their lives.

“The historical background is woven into the story with care, lending realism to the action. Spicer stirs his mixture vigorously in his first attempt at historical fiction. Tension mounts and the suspense races to the denouement.” The New York Times

“Good, historical stuff.” Cincinnati Enquirer

“A historical novel filled with color and adventure.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“The hardships and terrors these people underwent seem incredible and make excellent reading.”.The Montreal Gazette

“Spicer has tought up a hero or two, a lovely or two, enough indians and other drawbacks to keep the plot boiling in this swiftly-paced historical.” Albany-Democrat Herald

This book, inspired by actual events leading to the founding of Gallipolis Ohio, was followed by a prequel, The Tall Captains, also published by Cutting Edge.

THE TALL CAPTAINS By Bart Spicer

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“Come, wolves of war, here stands a Crosbie!”

Those are the words carved on the huge dirk that Duncan Crosbie, exiled Scotsman, soldier of France, wears proudly at his side. And they are also carved on his heart. More than women, gaming, all the pleasures of Paris, Crosbie loved war. His devouring passion was to fight the English who had killed his father at the Battle of Culloden. But the French king lolls in his palace, under the witchery of Madame de Pompadour, and the army stands idle. So Crosbie sails for the New World, to join the tall captains, fighting the British in the northern wilds of Canada . . .

The year is 1759. This is the epic story of the war for Canada…and the larger-than-life characters who fought in the battles….as seen through the eyes of an exiled Scottish soldier.

This book is the prequel to Spicer’s bestselling western adventure The Wild Ohio about the founding of Gallipolis, Ohio by French refugees.

PRAISE FOR THE TALL CAPTAINS:

“An exhilirating historical story of the frontier warfare. Bart Spicer breathes life into his novels that makes an experience of reading them, rather than a pastime. This is a longer-than-usual story but one that you will regret must end.” Chattanooga Daily Times

“A cast of characters as long and impressive as the book is thick. Duncan Crosbie is Spicer’s most memorable creation.” Philadelphia Inquirer

“This painstakingly researched novel of early Canada is one of the best it has been our good fortune to encounter.” The Gazette (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

“Spicer endows his characters with colorful and unique traits. The historical chaos is vivid, created with vitality and feeling.” Nashville Banner

“A turbulent war story that culminates in one of the great moments of history—the French and English War, with the American Revolution only fifteen years away.”   Tulsa World

“It’s an epic story, a grand tale about one of the most dramatic times in history.” The Montgomery Alabama Advertiser