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Bayonets Along the Border (Simon Fonthill Series) by John Wilcox
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fonthill rides again., 10 Feb 2014
I've been a fan of John Wilcox's Fonthill books for many years and they never disappoint. They are great fun and well written. The argument could be made that they are formulaic, in the mould of Sharpe. What sets these books apart from other historical adventures is the choice of period. Fonthill's adventures take him through many of the major, and not so, events of the British Empire. For someone who is not that familiar with the period they shed light on the highs and lows of the empire. This book is no exception, and being set in Afghanistan and the infamous Khyber pass it resonates with modern events.
Wilcox clearly knows his history and conveys the flavour of the time well, if… Read more
Fire Across the Veldt (Simon Fonthill Series) by John Wilcox
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fonthill rides again, 20 April 2013
It's always a pleasure to read a new story of the adventures of British adventurer Simon Fonthill and his indomitable companion Jenkins 352 and this latest adventure set around the Boer wars is no disappointment.
At first glance you might be mistaken for this is a Sharpe rip off but this is not true, although fans of historical adventures will certainly enjoy the book. Wilcox has chosen a rich and fascinating period of British Imperial history but avoids gung ho stereotypes and his thorough research shines through without bogging down a rip roaring adventure. Fonthill like Sharpe manages to appear in many key historical scenes but they tend to be a backdrop to the story and unlike many… Read more
Hawkwood (Regency Crime Thrillers) by James McGee
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Reprint, 16 Mar 2013
As other reviews state, this is a reissue of Ratcatcher, not a new entry in the series. I was very disappointed by this but when I contacted amazon they organised a full refund including postage. They also promised to update the product info. Considering this was not their fault but blatant marketing by the publisher I was very impressed by amazon. That said its a fab book and worth a read if you haven't read the original.