Author(s): Simon Scarrow
The third in this epic quartet of novels 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...
'The last book in the quartet cannot come quickly enough' -- Daily Mail
A former teacher, Simon Scarrow is now a full-time writer. He lives outside Norwich with his family.