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Company Of Spears (Matthew Hervey 8)

by Allan Mallinson

Part of the Matthew Hervey Series

Company Of Spears (Matthew Hervey 8) Synopsis

1827, and Matthew Hervey is on the look out for a new posting. He soon finds one in the Cape Colonies, where there is need of a man to re-organise the local forces, and in particular to form a new company of horse. Accompanied by a mixed-race captain from the disbanded Royal African Corps, Hervey heads out into the great South African plains and towards the territory of the Zulu and their legendary leader, King Shaka. But it is not till he nears the Umtata River that his fiercest battle really begins. For the Zulus fight like no army he has encountered before. As Hervey and his greenhorn troops are plunged into battle, death is only a heartbeat away... 'Matthew Hervey has now joined Sharpe and Jack Aubrey as a creation of superlative skills and character.' Birmingham Post

Company Of Spears (Matthew Hervey 8) Press Reviews

In Hervey, Mallinson has a character worthy of comparison with Forester's young Hornblower ... And as always there is a splendid backdrop of action. * Punch * [Mallinson is] the heir to Patrick O'Brian and C.S. Forester * Observer * Mallinson's descriptions of what it's like to be on campaign are as compelling, vivid and plausible as in any war novel I've ever read. * Daily Telegraph * Now at last a highly literate, deeply read cavalry officer shows one the nature of horse-borne warfare. * Patrick O'Brian *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780553816754
Publication date: 3rd April 2020
Author: Allan Mallinson
Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group) an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 512 pages
Categories: Historical adventure,

About Allan Mallinson

Allan Mallinson was a soldier for thirty-five years, serving first with the infantry and then the cavalry. He began writing while still serving. His first book was a history of four regiments of British light dragoons, one of whose descendant regiments he commanded. It was followed by A Close Run Thing, the first novel in the acclaimed and bestselling series chronicling the life of a fictitious cavalry officer, Matthew Hervey, before and after Waterloo. His The Making of the British Army was shortlisted for several prizes, while his centenary history, 1914: Fight the Good Fight - Britain, the Army and the ...

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