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This review is from: The Maharajah's General (Jack Lark) (Paperback)
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This is an excellent second novel. As indicated at the of 'Scarlet Thief', Jack has moved on from the Crimea and into India, then ruled by an unhappy mixture of The East India Company and local maharajahs. It's a robust, rollocking Boy's Own story with plenty of fighting, chicanery and a couple of attractive women too. Collard admits to a great liking for the film 'Zulu' [don't we all?!] and the later stages of this novel are largely based on events in the film - outnumbered Redcoats defend small encampment, Welsh voices, a trusty colour sergeant, a loud preacher/missionary with good-looking daughter, lots of spears etc etc It's good stuff, well-written on the whole and hugely enjoyable. I can see an aging Jack, 30 years on, at Rorke's Drift!!