Fire and Sword

Fire and Sword

Paperback The Wellington and Napoleon Quartet

By (author) Simon Scarrow

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  • Publisher: HEADLINE REVIEW
  • Format: Paperback | 672 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 196mm x 46mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 11 June 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0755324382
  • ISBN 13: 9780755324385
  • Illustrations note: Maps
  • Sales rank: 22,177

Product description

The bestselling third book in Simon Scarrow's Wellington and Napoleon quartet focusing on two giants of European history, Wellington and Napoleon. In the early years of the nineteenth century, Arthur Wellesley (elevated to Viscount Wellington in the course of the novel) and Napoleon Bonaparte are well established as men of military genius. Wellesley has returned from India, where his skill and bravery made a remarkable impression on his superiors. He faces trials and tribulations on the political scene before becoming embroiled militarily in Copenhagen, then Portugal and finally Spain. Napoleon, established as Emperor, is cementing his control on Europe, intending finally to crush his hated foe across the Channel: Great Britain. The time is fast approaching when Wellington and Napoleon will come face to face in confrontation - and only one man can emerge victorious...

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Simon Scarrow is a Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author. His bestsellers include the No. 1 bestseller FIELDS OF DEATH, the final volume in the Wellington and Napoleon quartet; his novels featuring Roman soldiers Macro and Cato, most recently BROTHERS IN BLOOD, THE BLOOD CROWS, PRAETORIAN and THE LEGION; and SWORD AND SCIMITAR, about the 1565 Siege of Malta. Simon is the author with T. J. Andrews of the bestselling ARENA, introducing the gladiator hero Pavo, and the INVADER series, set in Roman Britain. Simon's novels have been published in the USA and in translation all around the world.

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'One of history's most fascinating adversarial pairings is that of Napoleon and Wellington, and Simon Scarrow's quartet of books, of which this is the third, offer a vivid description of the two lives in tandem... The last book in the quartet cannot come quickly enough' Daily Mail 'Scarrow provides a thrilling tale that makes the journey well worthwhile' Good Reading, Australia 'A splendidly informative, vivid and absorbing historical novel' The Witness, Australia