“A story that goes beyond just a plot. This is history coming alive. You'll be wanting to know more about the war and the people in it after you read this book. Fiction? Yes, but it is based on history and full of tantalizing scenes. War is not pretty, neither are the parties involved.”

Reedsy Discovery Reviewer

Grievously injured. Maliciously persecuted. Never defeated.

Crimea, 1854. Samuel Kingston seeks honor in war. But already facing court-martial for disobeying orders, the young lieutenant despairs when his father is imprisoned for a crime born of Samuel’s misadventures. And the only chance to free both is accepting a commission assisting William Walker’s bloody conquest of Nicaragua.

Fighting through the freezing steppes of Crimea, the backstreets of Britain, and scorching the  and the jungles of Nicaragua, Samuel faces betrayal at every turn. And when he discovers Walker’s villainous post-war intentions, he must choose between doing what’s right and his parent’s freedom.

Can this heroic officer make an impossible choice between family and justice?

Anything but Treason is the first book in the thrilling Adventures of a Victorian Soldier military historical fiction series. If you like cataclysmic combat, vicious double-crosses, and eye-opening portrayals of class structure, then you’ll love M.J. Twomey’s inspired tale of bravery.

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