By Allan Mallinson
The 7th novel within the acclaimed and bestselling Matthew Hervey sequence unearths Hervey by myself and a prisoner within the castle of Badajos at the Spanish border.
While Hervey – taken captive within the ultimate pages of The Sabre’s area – plans his break out from the Spanish, his thoughts flip to 1812 while, as a tender cornet, he was once a part of Wellington’s triumphant military because it driven its method north via Spain in the direction of the Pyrenees. yet first the British needed to hurricane the citadel the place he's imprisoned now: Badajos – a citadel of big strategic value – the place French resistance used to be at its such a lot fierce and so much bloody.
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