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: 21,954

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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Author information

Simon Scarrow's passion for writing began at an early age. After a childhood spent travelling the world he pursued his great love of history as a teacher, before becoming a full-time writer in 2005. Simon's Roman soldier heroes Cato and Macro first stormed the book shops in 2000, and Simon continues to create one new adult Roman novel each year. Simon has many other literary projects in hand including a young adult Roman series and THE SWORD AND THE SCIMITAR, an epic tale of the Siege of Malta in the sixteenth century. To find out more about Simon Scarrow and his novels, visit www.catoandmacro.com and www.scarrow.co.uk.

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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 '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