Author(s): Simon Scarrow
The second in this epic quartet of novels focusing on two giants of European history, Wellington and Napoleon.It's 1796 as THE GENERALS opens, and both Arthur Wellesley (later Wellington) and Napoleon Bonaparte are making their mark as men of military genius. Wellesley, as commander of the 33rd Regiment of Foot, is sent to India, where his skill and bravery make a remarkable impression on his superiors. Napoleon's role as commander of the Army of Italy leads to success in battle and rapid political progress. By 1804, Napoleon has established himself as Emperor, and has his sights set on conquering all of Europe. The time has come for Wellesley to stand against Napoleon in the confrontation that lies ahead.
Napoleon in Egypt. Wellington in India. An epic struggle for supremacy has begun.
'This is how to bring history alive. Scarrow draws together the parallel threads of these two giants of history while, at the same time, subtly emphasising the differences in their characters... Scarrow's descriptive powers bring battles to life, from the sweeping panoply of the big picture down to the individual mano-a-mano" fights with sword and bayonet, lance and musket. He also gives the reader a greater understanding of how armies behaved inan age when the winner takes all and everyone else must lock up their doors. At times it is blood-churning stuff. THE GENERALS is fiction at its best with all the dash and fervour of a ripping yarn' -- Nottingham Evening Post 'Scarrow builds up a fascinating picture of a world at war and sets the stage for the looming confrontation between these two military giants -- an enthralling sequel' -- Good Reading, Australia 'One of the great duels in history, between two of its most fascinating characters. Simon Scarrow brings Wellington and Napoleon to life with a vengeance.' -- Paul Strathern, author of NAPOLEON IN EGYPT 'Scarrow plunges into the aftermath of the French Revolution for another rip-roaring adventure story' -- Yorkshire Evening Post 'The characters are real, so too the battles... brought vividly to life with the thriller writer's skill' -- Nottingham Evening Post
Simon Scarrow is a Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author. His many successful books include his Eagles of the Empire novels featuring Roman soldiers Macro and Cato, most recently INVICTUS, BRITANNIA, BROTHERS IN BLOOD and PRAETORIAN, as well as HEARTS OF STONE, set in Greece during the Second World War, SWORD AND SCIMITAR, about the 1565 Siege of Malta, and a quartet about Wellington and Napoleon including the No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller THE FIELDS OF DEATH. He is the author with T. J. Andrews of the novels ARENA and INVADER. Find out more at www.simonscarrow.co.uk and on Facebook /officialsimonscarrow and Twitter @SimonScarrow