Review – The Traitor by T.J. London

Posted April 19, 2021 by Carole in Audiobook, Book Reviews / 18 Comments

The Traitor by T.J. London
Narrated by Shane East, Tara Langella, Patrick Zeller, Marnye Young, Dryw McAuthur, Shayna Small, and Nicholas Boulton 
Series: The Rebels and Redcoats Saga #2
Publisher: The Audio Flow, LLC
Publication Date: April 19, 2021
Date Read: April 15, 2021
Length: 18 hours and 3 minutes
Source: Caffeinated PR

Spy. Liar. Scoundrel. Redcoat.

Provocateur and spy for His Majesty, Captain John Carlisle returns to Fort Niagara with the secrets he stole in the arms of the beautiful Oneida innkeeper, Dellis McKesson. Determined to complete his mission and clear his name, he’ll see justice done – and damn the consequences. Now, he finds himself drawn into political intrigue as the British prepare to launch a three-pronged attack that will bring the Rebels and the Mohawk River Valley to its knees.

A dangerous revelation finds Dellis as whispers of intrigue insinuate her beloved is not all that he seems. Unwilling to wait for her lover’s return, she sets out in search of the truth as the Oneida begin negotiations with the Rebels, breaking the neutrality agreement with the crown. A bold move that will stoke a fire between the brother tribes and lead to a bloody inter-confederacy war – one Dellis predicted, and one John incited.

While war between the colonies and the King smolders, the punishing winter of 1777 allows the perfect opportunity for old enemies to settle scores, lying in wait, ready to exploit John’s one weakness – his heart. John is not an innocent man. The truth he’s long tried to hide from can no longer be ignored, the ghosts of the past seeking justice, and karma wanting payment for sins so dark they cannot be forgiven.

My Review

I loved this book!  After the way that The Tory ended, there was no doubt that I was going to read (or listen) to the next book in the series.  I just hoped that this installment would be as good as the preceding one.  You know what?  It was even better in my opinion.  This was one of those books that I couldn’t wait to get back to when I wasn’t listening and looked forward to those opportunities that I did have to slip on a pair of headphones.  I really had a fantastic time with this book.

This series really is a saga.  I am only two books in but I feel like I have been through a lot with this cast of characters already.  This book picks up right after the last book ended.  Since we already know the characters, the story takes off right away.  Dellis finds out that John is actually a Redcoat and sets out with her cousin Alexei to find out exactly what is going on.
The characters in this book were phenomenal.  Dellis is a strong woman and she faced some challenges in this book that really broke my heart.  John is the kind of man that will stand by his word and is very loyal.  Together, these two just worked perfectly.  They have such good chemistry with each other and you can feel how much they care for each other as the story unfolds.  The supporting characters were equally well done.  The villains of the story were equally well developed and were truly vile humans.
The narration was top-notch.  I am a big fan of full-cast productions and I must say that this was a stellar team working on this book.   I felt like each narrator really brought their characters to life and brought a lot of emotion into their delivery.  I loved the fact that conversations between characters utilized multiple narrators making everything flow quite naturally.   The quality of the narration added a lot to my overall enjoyment of the story.
I would recommend this series to others.  This was a captivating listen that really pulled at my heartstrings. I feel like I have been on quite the journey with Dellis and John and cannot wait to read the next book in the series.

I received a digital audiobook review copy of this book from Caffeinated PR.
About the Author

T.J. London is a rebel, liberal, lover, fighter, diehard punk, and
pharmacist-turned-author who loves history. As an author her goal is to
fill in the gaps, writing stories about missing history, those little
places that are so interesting yet sadly forgotten. Her favorite time
periods to write in are first and foremost the American Revolutionary
War, the French Revolution, the French and Indian War, the Russian
Revolution and the Victorian Era. Her passions are traveling, writing,
reading, barre, and sharing a glass of wine with her friends, while she
collects experiences in this drama called life. She is a native of
Metropolitan Detroit (but secretly dreams of being a Londoner) and
resides there with her husband Fred and her beloved cat and writing
partner Mickey.

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

18 responses to “Review – The Traitor by T.J. London

    • Carole

      It was fantastic, Joy! I was so worried about the characters for much of the book and the narrators were amazing.

  1. I have finally admitted that I am not a big fan of saga type books. I really want to love them and I love how rich and in-depth the stories can be but I just don’t read them! This does sounder wonderful and I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

    • Carole

      This is definitely a saga so it may not be the right book for you but I really loved it.

    • Carole

      I hope that you do get the chance to try this one, Maureen. It is a great story! I think that the cover is great!

    • Carole

      I hope you get the chance to check out this series. It is very well done!

  2. Yes, I loved these two on audio so far. Wonderful review! The narration is fantastic. My heart was torn out and stomped, over and over. John is a gray character but he certainly has grown and improved. He’s living in a challenging time, and so is Dellis.

    • Carole

      Yes, the characters are very well done and I thought that the narration took things to the next level.