Fire and Sword Hardcover – 2008
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In pursuit of this aim both 'Young Bloods' & 'The Generals, the earlier volumes, succeeded admirably and 'Fire & Sword' maintains that record. Sticklers might quibble over idioms of speech the author uses, some of the traits individual characters display or the accuracy of some minor historical facts, but as a work of part fact and part fiction, or 'Faction', 'Fire and Sword' works admirably. It is informative without being dull or dry, holds the reader's attention and imbues the iconic figures on display with real humanity.
Simon Scarrow must also be congratulated for again crafting a book that is so satisfying out of real historical events without the need to substantially alter the facts. The twists and turns of history, whilst often fascinating, do not always unfold in a way that makes for smooth story-telling. Battles aren't always won when they should be and big events don't always coincide with the timing of a book's big finale. With straight bio-graphical history this is not a problem but with a novel like Fire & Sword however, it can be.Read more ›
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This is another, in my opinion an excellent historical novel, in this series, the detail and story telling I find very engaging.Published 3 months ago by Clark Ross Ramsay
For fans of the historical novel, the third installment of this series is more of the same facinating intuative insight into the lives of these two great men, and the huge... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Andy Hatton
I found this book an excellent read and could not put it down.Published 7 months ago by Pierre Chamonard