The CRIMSON CROSS series is inspired by a mysterious silver and ruby cross, a precious relic of the Holy Land, originally given to Christopher Columbus before his epic voyage of discovery. In each volume it is passed on to a young hero or heroine who has proven to be worthy of it. As they play a crucial role in dramatic moments of America's history, the characters face difficult choices and challenges - not unlike those confronting today's youth. In 1777, during the War for Independence, Nate Donovan is the younger brother in an Irish Quaker family in British-occupied Philadelphia. He is too young to join the Continental Army that is fighting for America's freedom, but when the war comes through the Donovan's front door, Nate becomes the youngest member of General George Washington's spy network. Dangerous? If Nate and his Indian friend, Running Fox, are caught as spies the penalty is death by hanging.
Childrens-Books, Literature-Fiction, Historical-Fiction, United-States, Colonial,