Bonaparte's Warriors (Alain Lausard Adventures) Paperback – 3 Jan 2002
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The action is...excellent. Combat is something Howard is very good at. He presents an exciting and realistic view of the brutal business. His research is also exceptional...Overall a highly entertaining read. (HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW)
* In the tradition of Bernard Cornwell's bestselling Sharpe series.
* The fourth novel in this powerful and vivid account of the Napoleonic campaigns - impeccably researched.See all Product Description
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Bonaparte's Warriors opens with the dragoons enjoying an uneasy peace and Lausard chafing from inactivity in the camp at Boulogne. He and his hard-bitten band of former prisoners are given, by Napoleon himself, a special assignment: penetrate neutral territory and kidnap the ci-devant Bourbon prince, the duc d'Enghien. Completing their task our merry band of what Wellington would have called the "scum of the earth" kick their heels in Paris until war inevitably breaks out. Lausard and the French army march against Austria and Russia and the book culminates with the battle of Austerlitz.Read more ›
A couple of things that are missing from the book are
1)A Villian Lausard could do with a good opponent the other books as well as this one were lacking in them.
2)In the french army it was quite common to rise from the ranks Lausard really should be an pofficer after most of the things he has peformed.
3)The entire squadron always seems to miracuasly survive. And in war this would not happen he should kill off one or two charachters to help add tension in the novel.
Overall though this a well written book and I cannot wait for the next one in the series. Note to Bernard Cornwell watch out your mastership of Historical fiction is being challenged.