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The Generals by Simon Scarrow


The Generals

Simon Scarrow

Part of the 'Wellington and Napoleon Quartet' Series
Historical Fiction   Action / Adventure   
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Sarah Broadhurst's view...

They are Napoleon and Arthur Wellesley (who became the Duke of Wellington). It is the second in a quartet following Young Bloods and these two great generals are beginning to make their mark. Strangely, knowing their fate adds to the tension of this tale. There is enough action to make the stories stand by themselves and the description of their personal lives adds further insight into these complex characters. I shall be interested to see how he deals with the next years. Fascinating stuff. Incidentally he also writes the Eagle series set in the Roman period.

Comparison: Max Gallo, Allan Mallinson, Bernard Cornwell.



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Synopsis

The Generals by Simon Scarrow

It's 1796 as The Generals opens, and both Arthur Wellesly (later Wellington) and Napoleon Bonaparte are making their mark as men of military genius. Wellesley, as commander of the 33rd Regiment of Foot, is sent to India, where his skill and bravery make a remarkable impression on his superiors. Napoleon's role as commander of the Army of Italy leads to success in battle and rapid political progress. By 1804, Napoleon has established himself as Emperor, and has his sights set on conquering all of Europe. The time has come for Wellesly to stand against Napoleon in the confrontation that lies ahead.


Reviews

'This is how to bring history alive. Scarrow draws together the parallel threads of these two giants of history while, at the same time, subtly emphasising the differences in their characters... Scarrow's descriptive powers bring battles to life, from the sweeping panoply of the big picture down to the individual mano-a-mano fights with sword and bayonet, lance and musket. He also gives the reader a greater understanding of how armies behaved in an age when the winner takes all and everyone else must lock up their doors. At times it is blood-churning stuff. THE GENERALS is fiction at its best with all the dash and fervour of a ripping yarn'
Nottingham Evening Post

'One of the great duels in history, between two of its most fascinating characters. Simon Scarrow brings Wellington and Napoleon to life with a vengeance'
Paul Strathern, author of NAPOLEON IN EGYPT

'Scarrow plunges into the aftermath of the French Revolution for another rip-roaring adventure story'
Yorkshire Evening Post

'Scarrow builds up a fascinating picture of a world at war and sets the stage for the looming confrontation between these two military giants - an enthralling sequel'
Good Reading, Australia

'The characters are real, so too the battles... brought vividly to life with the thriller writer's skill'
Nottingham Evening Post


About the Author

Simon Scarrow

Simon Scarrow's passion for writing began at an early age. After a childhood spent travelling the world he pursued his great love of history as a teacher, before becoming a full-time writer in 2005. Simon's Roman soldier heroes Cato and Macro first stormed the book shops in 2000, and Simon continues to create one new adult Roman novel each year. Simon has many other literary projects in hand including a young adult Roman series and THE SWORD AND THE SCIMITAR, an epic tale of the Siege of Malta in the sixteenth century.


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Format
Paperback
640 pages

Author
Simon Scarrow

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www.scarrow.co.uk

 
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  • Sat, 19 Apr 2014 @ 10:11
    Three great authors, 130 miles of marching and all to support two great causes. Well worth making a donation to!... http://t.co/LDKleXNm21
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    The first draft of the new novel, Brothers in Blood, was completed two minutes ago. Time for a small celebration... http://t.co/9Prm5MZt9R
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    Down to the last few pages now. Always tell myself that the books are going to be 120,000 words long and they... http://t.co/pTdBeiRPJV
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    Just noticed. We've reached 12999 likes. One more to go to 13K!
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    Down to the last chapter and a half of the new Macro and Cato novel. Just a bit of violence and a traitor or two... http://t.co/mb0X1ZYMJP

Publisher
Headline Publishing Group

Publication date
24th January 2008

Categories
Historical Fiction
Action / Adventure


ISBN
9780755324361
 



















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