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Marston Moor: Book 6 of The Civil War Chronicles

Michael Arnold

9 Reviews

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Stryker, Fiction, Historical fiction

The Sixth in The Civil War Chronicles featuring Major Stryker - 'the Sharpe of the Civil War'



2 July 1644. Five armies converge outside York. It will be a battle for honour, glory, and the fate of three kingdoms. And it will pit two great leaders - Oliver Cromwell and Prince Rupert - directly against one another for the first time. It is a day that will change the course of history.

Into the cannon fire and musket smoke marches Major Innocent Stryker, battle-scarred hero of the Royalist cause. He must not only lead his men through the bloody horror and outwit his Parliamentary enemies, but uncover foul treachery on his own side. He will need every shred of experience and determination to survive.

Marston Moor will be the decisive turning point in the British Civil Wars.

This is the thrilling and shocking story of that battle.

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Praise for Marston Moor: Book 6 of The Civil War Chronicles

  • Praise for WARLORD'S GOLD:

  • The enigmatic Stryker promises much entertainment - Sunday Times

  • A dark-hued romp, livid with the scents, sounds and colours of a country on the brink of implosion . . . impressive - Daily Express

  • Arnold conveys the characters' befuddlement and terror, without losing his grip on the greater ebb and flow of battle. This is masterfully done. - Times

  • If you love Sharpe, you'll be knocked out by the 17th-century civil war adventures of Captain Innocent Stryker . . . at times this one-eyed veteran makes Sharpe look rather civilised - Peterborough Evening Telegraph

  • If you like Cornwell you will like Arnold - Historical Novels Review

  • A thumping good read. With considerable skill, Arnold has reached back in time to create a living, breathing depiction of 17th century England. From his vividly described battle scenes to the richly drawn descriptions of everyday life, from the earthy vernacular of its characters to the precise details of military equipment, every last part of this book oozes authenticity. Fans of Cornwell's Sharpe novels will love Captain Innocent Stryker - he's uglier, meaner and cleverer than Sharpe. Tremendous! - Ben Kane, bestselling author of The Forgotten Legion Chronicles

  • Arnold writes with such muscular flair the char­acters stride off the pages. - Peterborough Telegraph

  • The author knows the Civil War inside out, he's got to the heart of it, and it's this mix of knowledge and enthusiasm that has ensnared me in his books . . . The Civil War Chronicles is an outstanding series - Marston Moor, for all its bleakness and violence, is the best. - For Winter Nights

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