- Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Headline; paperback / softback edition (5 Sept. 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0755309855
- ISBN-13: 978-0755309856
- Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 2.5 x 17.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 506,280 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Road To Kandahar (Simon Fonthill Series) Mass Market Paperback – 5 Sep 2005
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'A lovingly-detailed, good old-fashioned adventure yarn' Choice (Choice)
'The past brought vividly to life' Manchester Evening News (Manchester Evening News)
'Fast-paced, full of action and brave deeds. If you are a fan of Simon Scarrow or Wilbur Smith, then this is for you... I've starched my stiff upper lip, loaded my Martini-Henry rifle and am off to my favourite bookshop to buy the first in the Simon Fonthill series' Historical Novels Review (Historical Novels Review)
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Top Customer Reviews
This is a vast improvement on the first book and although the dialogue is occasionally stilted, this is quite an entertaining romp.
This does tread on well-worn Bernard Cornwall territory and there are many familiar touches (such as the oafish senior officers) but the relationship between Fonthill and 352 is getting better and the introduction of an entertaining support character in 'WG' works very well.
So, while not quite up to Sharpe standards, this is still worth picking up and if the series continues to improve, a new star may be born!
Why, I can not say. The author's didn't agree with me but that is not rare. I didn't like the character's, again not unusual. And i struggled to picture the acts playing out as actually happening.Yet all of these are my own issuses. The book itself is not bad, but i just couldn't enjoy it and will not be considering the author again. If you are interested in this genre, i would recommened seeing if it is to your likingas i am only one man, or else just bypass and head straight to the king of the genre, Bernard Cornwell.
All in all, a most enjoyable read, which will appeal to fans of Cornwell, Scarrow, Mallinson, Iggulden et al.
Ready for the next.
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I bought the third book in this series, 'The Diamond Frontier' several years ago as part of a bundle from Waterstones. Read morePublished on 10 Dec. 2010 by Roger