Fire and Sword Paperback
Part of the The Wellington and Napoleon Quartet series
FIRE AND SWORD is the unputdownable third novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Wellington and Napoleon Quartet.
A must read for fans of Robert Harris. 1804. Napoleon Bonaparte is Emperor of France, his ultimate aim: to rule Europe.
After defeat at the Battle of Trafalgar, he wins a glorious victory against Austria at Austerlitz.
He then deposes the Spanish king and places his own brother on the throne.
But he is yet to triumph over his most hated enemy: Great Britain. Arthur Wellesley (the future Duke of Wellington) throws himself into the British campaign in Europe.
After glory in Portugal, he commands the army in a series of triumphant battles across Spain.
For those living reluctantly under French rule, his victories suggest that Napoleon's progress is not inexorable: freedom can be restored...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 672 pages, Maps
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 11/06/2009
- Category: Historical adventure
- ISBN: 9780755324385
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Review by DavidBurrows
Very good book but quite long and it comes across as a bit of a history lesson. Fascinating period of history and very interesting seeing it from the viewpoints of Napoleon and Wellington. It is not like Sharp novels but it certainly fills some of the gaps.