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The Sabre's Edge by Allan Mallinson

The Sabre's Edge (2003)

by Allan Mallinson

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What I truly enjoyed about “The Sabre’s Edge” by Allan Mallinson was the display by various characters of that quintessential essence of Englishness, a characteristic which is found throughout the book from high-society players to the utter bloodthirstiness of the empires’ war machine. And while not as action packed –at first- as some of his other novels, Mr. Mallinson does excellent service in displaying that sense of ennui and languor that is apparent during long sieges. ( )
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1824. The Sixth Light Dragoons are still stationed in India, and the talk in the officer's mess is of war. The Burmese are increasingly encroaching on Company land and skirmishes are becoming common on India's borders. Meanwhile across the country in Bhurtpoor the succession to the Raj has been usurped.… (more)

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