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Exciting history as well as romance
on 3 February 2001
"An Infamous Army" is an excellent Heyer romance which takes place during the tense times before Waterloo, which battle is the climax of the book. Heyer's accounts of Wellington's handling of the war and of the battle itself are absolutely gripping reading---intricately detailed and painstakingly researched. "An Infamous Army" is a historical romance on an entirely different scale from most of Heyer's other novels; even those who ordinarily avoid romance should definitely read this one.
Of course, there is romance: between the Lady Barbara Childe, a member of the Alastair family from "These Old Shades" and "Devil's Cub", and Charles Audley, from "Regency Buck". It's not a sequel to those books, but several characters reappear, particularly Judith from "Regency Buck", who is here one of the major points-of-view.
Heyer's magnum opus, and a great read.