Fin's Revolution Book II: Fiddler's Green
Praise for Fiddler's Green:
"I prefer art that I can’t quite pin down. The films, music, paintings, and books I end up revering make me cock my head to the side thinking, What is this exactly? And so it was with The Fiddler’s Gun, the feisty heroine Fin Button, and now with Fiddler’s Green. The thing is, there’s more to Fin’s story than meets the eye. Sure, there is peril, piracy, heartache, and humor, yet enveloped within the expected is the unexpected. Fin is not always who I want her to be—rather, she is who she is. Still an orphan deep in her bruised heart, she wrestles with goodness and redemption, but they wrestle back. I love books when the characters reach out, grab my arm, and pull me into their lives, forcing me to look them in the eye, to bear their burdens and joys. With Peterson’s pen at the helm of such beautiful, poetic, and precise writing, I felt tears roll down my cheeks during a chapter or two. And is Fin’s homecoming joyful? You’ll have to read this classic-to-be to find out, but I will say that joy is a strange and complex reality. Peterson is right up there with my favorite authors who write truthfully, and who take the hurt and 'turn it to beauty.'"
—Jenni Simmons, Editor, Art House America Blog; Contributing Editor, The Curator
"Peterson has written an exciting adventure, but it is so much more than that. The characters will get inside you, and you will live, ache, die, and find freedom with them as you enter their stories. Fiddler's Green is raw and real, a very human tale, and nothing short of transformational."
—Travis Prinzi, author of Harry Potter & Imagination
"When I finished reading A.S. Peterson's Fiddler's Green, two things happened: I cried, and I zealously wished for a sequel."
—Eric Peters, singer-songwriter, Chrome
"Peterson finds the beauty at the root of sorrow in his stories—and that alone makes them worth reading."
—Douglas Kaine McKelvey, author of The Angel Knew Papa and the Dog
"The best of Peterson’s work in The Fiddler’s Gun is matched and tripled in his action-packed sequel, Fiddler’s Green. He proved himself an able writer of a worthy tale in Gun, but as I read Green, I felt like I was witness to the magical moment of a certifiable author being born. There were passages that took my breath away and brought tears to my eyes. Stunning prose, unforgettable characters, a rip-roaring page-turner of an adventure that I couldn’t put down. I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Now, tell us another story Mr. Peterson."
—Jason Gray, singer-songwriter, Everything Sad is Coming Untrue
A Secret Mission. A Faraway Sea. A Long-awaited Homecoming.
From the backwaters of Georgia to the taverns of Philadelphia, Fin Button is the talk of the colonies. The British say she's a pirate. The Americans call her a mutineer. The crew of the Rattlesnake call her the most unlikely thing of all: Captain.
But with the Revolution on the verge of defeat, the Congress offers Fin a deal. If she can free a noblewoman held captive by pirates, the French may be persuaded to join the war. Fin's reward? A full pardon. Along with Jack, Topper, and the mysterious Armand Defain, Fin sails the Rattlesnake to the Mediterranean Sea, half a world away. Their destination is Tripoli—home of the savage corsairs and slavers of the Barbary Coast.
To win the prize, Fin will need the help of an ancient seafaring order, the Knights of Malta—and the resolve of one faithful knight could alter more than just the outcome of the Revolution. It could mend the heart of a lonely girl and give rise to an American legend.