The Yeomen of England

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A Novel Set in John Ringo's Posleen Universe. More
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About Christopher Nuttall

Christopher Nuttall has been planning sci-fi books since he learned to read. Born and raised in Edinburgh, Chris created an alternate history website and eventually graduated to writing full-sized novels. Studying history independently allowed him to develop worlds that hung together and provided a base for storytelling. After graduating from university, Chris started writing full-time. As an indie author, he has published nine novels (so far) through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing and Smashwords. The Royal Sorceress is his first novel to be professionally published. Chris is currently living in Borneo with his wife, muse, and critic Aisha.

Christopher’s steampunk fantasy alternate history novel, The Royal Sorceress, was published by Elsewhen Press in a digital edition on 6th October 2012 and will be published in paperback on 4th February 2013.

His fantasy novel, Bookworm, will be published by Elsewhen Press in 2013.

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Review by: Richard Lung on Aug. 18, 2018 : (no rating)
The Yeomen of England
by Christopher Nuttall.
The title gives the misleading impression of a perhaps rather corny tale, steeped in English history, with that good old-fashioned title of Yeomen, which symbolises the emergence of a class to independent citizenship. This is also true of young Muslims, from immigrant families, growing up in contemporary Britain.
They are the narrators of the horrendous invasion of planet Earth. Their streets were about the only place on Earth, outside my own home round, with which I have been remotely familiar.
I can tell you the youthful memory, of myself there, is as of an alien. And I don’t want to make the imaginative effort to be myself again.
The “Posleen” invaders are more like prehistoric human cannibal hordes, than extraterrestrial aliens. It is just that the armaments are drastically up-dated!
Also, the aliens are compared to centaurs. The myth of centaurs arose from people, terrified by the unfamiliar sight of warriors riding horses, thinking that they were a new sort of ferocious man-beast. Not so far from the truth, after all.
So, the centaur analogy is another subconscious cue that the aliens are monstrously masked humans.
In truth, it takes a lot of educated guesswork about aliens, to escape merely setting up a distorting mirror in front of ourselves.
Some elements of the imagined inter-planetary war have a military plausibility, however. That includes the disastrous scale of destruction wrought by a superior assailant. Also, the only hope of resistance would depend on technological help from other, more supportive aliens.
Certainly, I could believe that the author has army experience. The ebb and flow of the fortunes of war make the narrative unput-downable, over a long story. The plot is suitably devious.
As the book reads with pace, so the author may have written with pace. This is suggested by his undue repetition of the adverb “grimly”, which could have been cut perhaps 30 times or more, without any adverse effect.
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Review by: Onewarmguy on Sep. 24, 2016 :
Christopher, As the owner of the entire Posleen series in paperback, I'm blaming you for a sleepless night spent reading this enthralling novel, this is an outstanding piece of work and you've captured the spirit of the series perfectly. Mr. Ringo should be proud. Well done.
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Review by: Soof327 on May 13, 2015 :
Fantastic read. Couldn't put it down.
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Review by: Hannes Birnbacher on May 8, 2015 :
At first it seemed to me to be nothing more than the story of a huge war between man-eating aliens and humanity, mixed with some weakly described love stories. It could have been placed in prehistoric times between Neandertals and Homo Sapiens, or in the wild west between white man and Indians, or in WWII, or ... .
But is it really nothing more? On the homepage of the author (chrishanger . net) I found lots of older books, most of them about "what-if" or alternative timelines. I now understood that it is a concern of the author to change one parameter in history ("what if an alien race does threaten to destroy Earth", "what if modern Britain was sent back to 1940 for a second chance in WWII") and find out how history would have developed, SF at it's best.
I converted all the rtf's with Calibre into .epub, because my E-Reader will not understand rtf. I had to set the general conversion parameters to "heuristic" or Calibre would not read Chris' rtf format.

"The Yeomen of Engeland" also is a parable for war, agression and bravity, some reincarnation of H.G. Wells martian wars, and more. It is incredible enthralling, better than the lesser stories of Jerry Pournelle, those which seemed to come from a fabrication line, in my opinion. Don't miss it!

If you like the Posleen Universe, read another story from Chris' Homepage: "HOLY WAR". Furthermore, he does point his fans to more free Posleen Books from John Ringo and other authors on his Homepage. His download links in that section are no longer valid, but you can download all in one if you do a Google search for "baen cd eye of the storm", download and un-zip the CD file - and you will find there a wealth of other free CD, enough ebooks for years.
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Review by: Chris Bridgeman on May 31, 2013 :
I am a big John Ringo fan.
I picked up Yeoman of England with no expectations, however I was massively surprised. I REALLY Enjoyed the book so far (only 50% through so far) and I felt compelled to write a review.
This is as good as a John Ringo original!
Highly recommend!
I will be hunting out more of Christophers works once I have finished this ....
Now back to England :-)
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Review by: David McNally on March 2, 2012 :
Bravo. An absorbing, entertaining read.
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