Destiny in Sydney: An Epic Novel of Convicts, Aborigines, and Chinese Embroiled in the Birth of Sydney, Australia (Three Book Series About Sydney, Australia)

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DESTINY IN SYDNEY is an epic, multicultural novel of convicts, Aborigines, and Chinese embroiled in the birth of Sydney, Australia. Adventurous and opportunistic, Scottish marine Lieutenant Nathaniel Armstrong is in charge of convicts on one of eleven ships sent in 1787 on a perilous voyage from England to the other side of the world to establish a British penal colony. He lusts after fiery Irish convict Moira O’Keeffe and surprises himself when he falls in love with her. Together they nearly starve in Sydney Cove while learning to farm the harsh land and deal with the Aborigines, whose lot is disease and unequal warfare. Armstrong descendants deny their convict heritage and oppose the Chinese who come for the gold rush. Three Fong brothers suffer violence and despair as they fight to forge a place for themselves. Duncan Armstrong, rich and powerful, helps pass the White Australia Policy in 1901 to keep out the Chinese, while his cousin Eleanor works for women’s suffrage and a “fair go” for the Aborigines. Impeccably researched, this gripping dramatization of the true history of Sydney, Australia, is drawn from the writings of Australian leaders, soldiers, explorers, and settlers. Richards has mined Australian history for its action-adventure and applied his incomparable storytelling skills for a powerful, fast-paced read. The sequel novel A GIFT OF SYDNEY, available in late 2013, will continue the story of the Armstrongs and Fongs, and add the Hudson Aboriginal family, ending with the Summer Olympic Games held in Sydney in the year 2000.

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THE MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW - As the British rushed to call Australia their empire, many destinies were founded. "Destiny in Sydney" is a historical epic from D. Manning Richards telling of the foundation of British colonies on the mass of Australia, telling the story of many individuals as they may find love where they least expect it, cope with their troubled heritage, the plagues of racism and the struggles with the people who truly own the continent. "Destiny in Sydney" is an exciting read for those who enjoy historical fiction, recommended.


Dr. David Day, Claiming a Continent: A History of Australia  - "I am impressed with the depth of research that you have done, which never gets in the way of the story."
 
Jack Brook, From Canton with Courage - "A historical novel that weaves fact and fiction into a fascinating, enthralling story."

Nigel Parbury, Survival: A History of Aboriginal Life in New South Wales - "Quite a story--a mountain of research! . . . Looking forward to the sequel."

Dr. Terrence A. Brooks, People, Words, and Perceptions - "Your grasp of the history/language/geography/ships, etc. is amazing. I'll venture that most Australians don't know their history in this detail--all framed in a dramatic story."
 
Wayne J. Hughes, Librarian of the First Fleet Fellowship - "I found it to be an excellent read. It is certainly an epic novel . . . that kept my interest to the very end . . . great stuff, mate!"

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