The Generals, Paperback
4 out of 5 (3 ratings)


THE GENERALS is the compelling second novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Wellington and Napoleon quartet.

A must read for fans of Bernard Cornwell. In the turbulent aftermath of the French Revolution Napoleon Bonaparte stands accused of treachery and corruption.

His reputation is saved by his skill in leading his men to victory in Italy and Egypt.

But then he must restore order in France and find peace or victory over her enemies: England - and Arthur Wellesley (the future Duke of Wellington). Wellesley is leading a vast army in India, where British interests are under threat.

The campaign will result in the creation of the Raj - the jewel in the British Empire's crown.

Wellesley returns to England a hardened veteran and more determined than ever to end France's domination of Europe. Both Wellesley and Napoleon intend to win - whatever the cost.

Who will ultimately succeed?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 640 pages, Maps
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
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  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9780755324361



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I liked this a little less than the first book in the series. It was still interesting and I look forward to the next in the series.

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“Napoleon in Egypt. Wellington in India.” The front cover proclaimed. All right! I thought, finally things will start hotting up after the very slow first novel. But for the first 200 pages it was all I could do to keep my eyes open! This is mainly to do with the fact that there is a lot to do with Josephine and Kitty; the loves of Napoleon and Wellesley (Wellington) and nothing to do with the campaigns in Egypt or India which are my main interests of this period. However, once I had struggled through those 200 pages things got a lot better and started rattling along nicely and by the end of the book I was more than ready for the next book, I just hope that he starts “Fire and Sword” off at a run.

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The Generals is the well written back story of both Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington in their parallel struggles to rise to the top. I much preferred Wellington's story--I had not read anything focused upon him, but I found a great deal in his attitude toward India's people and culture to please me.

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