The Nizam's Daughters : (Matthew Hervey 2) Paperback
India, 1816 - Fresh from the field of Waterloo, Matthew Hervey is dispatched on a mission of the utmost secrecy.
Leaving behind his fiancee, Lady Henrietta Lindsey, he must journey across tempestuous seas to India, an alien, exotic and beguiling land that will test his mettle to the very limit.
For the princely state of Chintal is threatened both by intrigue from within and military might from without, and Hervey - sabre in hand - finds he is once more destined for the field of battle..."Captain Hervey of the 6th Light Dragoons and ADC to the Duke of Wellington is back in the saddle ...He is as fascinating on horseback as Jack Aubrey is on the quarterdeck." - "The Times".
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 544 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 06/04/2001
- Category: Historical adventure
- ISBN: 9780553507140
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Review by BruderBane
Perspicacious action, sagacious intrigue and a subtle wry humor abound in Allan Mallinson’s “The Nizam’s Daughters” the second novel in his Mathew Hervey series. Mr. Mallinson’s moves from trot to gallop in his adventures with Hervey of the light dragoons and this time they are charging the redoubt known as India. A number of old faces are back like Johnson, Jessye and Selden in addition to the new cast of characters fully realized and thee-dimensionally written. The novel, although it took some time to take off, was exciting to read and was replete with both daring dos and 19th century royal cozening. Some readers may find the 189th century vernacular difficult to interpret but I found it challenging and historically accurate. My sense was that Mr. Mallinson really came into his own, with this novel, and I look forward to snatching up his next volume in the Hervey series.