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The Fields of Death by Simon Scarrow

The Fields of Death

by Simon Scarrow

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Not many books of mine get five stars - if there were six then this book might well deserve it. It is the best book I've read on the Wellington vs, Napoleon war. So well written that it's very easy to read what could have become quite a dry subject. I now have a much more complete understanding of the subject.
More strength to your pen, Mr. Scarrow! May you write many more such fascinating books! ( )
  johnbratby | Jun 26, 2013 |
The first three books in this series were great, fast paced and gripping. The fourth and final book was a little hard going and after 100's of pages of preamble, Waterloo (battle of) was disappointing and only briefly covered. Simon Scarrow is a truly great historical fiction writer and this series is a must-read for any Scarrow fans. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0755324390, Hardcover)

From the bestselling author of THE GLADIATOR and FIRE AND SWORD comes the final volume in his epic quartet of novels about Wellington and Napoleon It's 1810, and both Viscount Wellington and Emperor Napoleon have made great names for themselves as outstanding military commanders. Wellington expands his achievements and enjoys further fame during his years in Spain but knows his most challenging test will be to face Napoleon's mighty army. But when Wellington invades France in 1814 he gains a swift and certain victory. He indulges in a spell of self-congratulation at Vienna -- until news comes of Napoleon's triumphant return. Napoleon, ambitious as ever, embarks on a Russian campaign which ends in disaster and is then defeated at Leipzig in the biggest battle ever fought in Europe. With Napoleon's power waning at long last, Wellington must seize the opportunity to crush the tyrant once and for all -- and so the two giants face each other for the final time, at Waterloo...

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From the best-selling author of 'The Gladiator' and 'Fire and Sword' comes the final volume in his epic quartet of novels about Wellington and Napoleon.

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