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Brilliant. A fresh and exciting take on the Penninsular War from a cavalryman's viewpoint,
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This review is from: Leopardkill - A Cavalry Tale (Kindle Edition)
An excellent sequel to "walls of Jericho". One of the most compelling and enjoyable books I've read for a long time. The cavalry viewpoint is novel, and the author clearly understands horses, the role of cavalry and their tactics. The two key characters Killen and Lock are well drawn with the occasional tension between the childhood friends of their rank and social status making for interesting side stories. It would be nice in future novels to see whether Killen remains the epitome of a cavalry officer and gentleman, or whether he will develop some of the flaws that make Lock such an interesting character.
Jonathan Hopkins writes vivid and detailed action sequences, and you can imagine the speed, and pace of a cavalry charge from his writing.
So, how good is the book? Bernard Cornwell sets the standard for this genre, and Hopkins is better by far. I can't wait or the next novel.