Man of Honour

Man of Honour

Jack Steel and the Blenheim Campaign, July to August 1704

Book - 2007
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The adventures of a young officer in the allied amy of the early eighteenth century, fighting not only against the French but also for his life and reputation for those on his side. The perfect novel for all fans of Sharpe.
Publisher: London : HarperCollins, c2007
Description: 369 p. : maps ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780007201068
Branch Call Number: Gale


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Jun 05, 2014

Lieutenant Jack Steel is a born soldier. In the days surrounding the Battle of Blenheim, Steel is tasked with rescuing a letter whose controversial contents could destroy the Duke of Marlborough. Despite the odds and the malevolent Major Jennings, Steel completes the task with verve.

It is inevitable that characters and a story such as this are compared to Bernard Cornwell's Richard Sharpe. I'm a big fan of Sharpe and Steel just can't stand up to the comparison. I am not against a good formula for a book but this just felt ripped off from Cornwell's series but without the grit and daring. A good attempt but it failed for me.

Mar 14, 2010

An attempt to duplicate Cornwell's "Sharpe" series. I presume the historical refs are somewhat accurate but unfortunately there are no endnotes to explain what happened and where he strayed from actual events

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