The Sabre's Edge

Allan Mallinson

Verlag: Bantam, 2004
ISBN 10: 055381351X / ISBN 13: 9780553813517
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The most exciting adventure yet for Matthew Hervey and the Sixth Light Dragoons.

1824. The Sixth Light Dragoons are still stationed in India and the talk in the officer’s mess is of war. The Burmese are encroaching on Company land and skirmishes are common on India’s borders. Meanwhile, across the country in Bhurtpoor the succession to the Raj has been usurped. The rightful claimant Balwant Sing has been forced from the throne by the war-mongering Durjan Sal. The conflict looks set to flair up into bloody conflict, taking the surrounding provinces with it. With the threat of war on two fronts the British troops must intercede. The trial ahead will test Hervey and his newly blooded troop to their very limits, for Durjan Sal has taken refuge in the infamous Bhurtpoor―a fortress surrounded by a deep moat almost five miles in perimeter, with thirty-five turreted bastions and the Tower of Victory built with the skulls of Lord Lakes’ defeated men. Hervey can be sure of one thing: the siege of Bhurtpoor will be hot and bloody work. Once again, the fortunes of Matthew Hervey and his courageous troop will be decided by the sabre’s edge.

From Publishers Weekly: While Mallinson has been hailed by the U.K. press as rivaling Patrick O'Brian and Bernard Cornwell, American fans of swashbuckling adventure will likely be disappointed to find Mallinson (a cavalry brigadier currently British military attaché in Rome) too lavish with rarefied British military idiom and references to India's obscure past to attract comparable legions of fanatical readers. In May 1824, cavalry captain Matthew Hervey is seriously wounded while accompanying an expeditionary force moving inland through the Burmese jungle at the beginning of the monsoon season. Four months later, fully recovered in Calcutta, Hervey is ordered to take his troops over 700 miles to Delhi to serve as escort to aging Sir David Ochterlony, the British East India Company's political resident. Deploring despot Durjan Sal's usurpation of power at the ancient fortress at Bhurtpore (near Agra, the site of the Taj Mahal) and anticipating war, Sir David dispatches Hervey to reconnoiter the impenetrable defenses of the infamous stronghold. After devising a bold plan, Hervey is given the task of setting his stratagem in motion. Although the novel affords interesting social insights into the politics of British colonial rule, only a studious minority will find slogging through this jungle of gnarly prose worth the effort.
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Titel: The Sabre's Edge
Verlag: Bantam
Erscheinungsdatum: 2004
Einband: Paperback
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Mallinson, Allan:
Verlag: Bantam Press, (2004)
ISBN 10: 0553816624 ISBN 13: 9780553816624
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Buchbeschreibung Bantam Press, 2004. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Gut. 400 Seiten Artikel stammt aus Nichtraucherhaushalt! BN6682 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 204. Artikel-Nr. 391864

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Verlag: London: Transworld Publishers Ltd, 1999–2008 (2008)
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Buchbeschreibung London: Transworld Publishers Ltd, 1999–2008, 2008. 10 volumes, octavo. Original cloth, titles to spine in gold and silver, map endpapers. With the dust jackets. An excellent set in the dust jackets. First editions, first impressions. Each signed by the author on the title page. Artikel-Nr. 61439

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