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Fire and Sword (Wellington and Napoleon 3)

Simon Scarrow

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The Wellington and Napol, France, Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Thriller / suspense, Adventure, Historical adventure, Napoleonic War fiction, Historical fiction, Military history

The third novel in Simon Scarrow's epic quartet of novels about Wellington and Napoleon, chronicling the campaigns and politics that would lead them both to the Battle of Waterloo. A Sunday Times bestseller.

FIRE AND SWORD is the unputdownable third novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Wellington and Napoleon Quartet. A must read for fans of Robert Harris.

1804. Napoleon Bonaparte is Emperor of France, his ultimate aim: to rule Europe. After defeat at the Battle of Trafalgar, he wins a glorious victory against Austria at Austerlitz. He then deposes the Spanish king and places his own brother on the throne. But he is yet to triumph over his most hated enemy: Great Britain.

Arthur Wellesley (the future Duke of Wellington) throws himself into the British campaign in Europe. After glory in Portugal, he commands the army in a series of triumphant battles across Spain. For those living reluctantly under French rule, his victories suggest that Napoleon's progress is not inexorable: freedom can be restored...

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Praise for Fire and Sword (Wellington and Napoleon 3)

  • 'One of history's most fascinating adversarial pairings is that of Napoleon and Wellington, and Simon Scarrow's quartet of books, of which this is the third, offer a vivid description of the two lives in tandem... The last book in the quartet cannot come quickly enough' - Daily Mail

  • 'The last book in the quartet cannot come quickly enough' - Daily Mail

  • 'Scarrow provides a thrilling tale that makes the journey well worthwhile' - Good Reading, Australia

  • 'A splendidly informative, vivid and absorbing historical novel' - The Witness, Australia

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Simon Scarrow

Simon Scarrow's Roman soldier heroes Cato and Macro first appeared in 2000 in Under The Eagle, and have subsequently fought their way through over twenty novels, including Rebellion, Death to the Emperor and Centurion.
Simon is the author of many other acclaimed novels, from the Criminal Inspector Schenke thrillers set in Berlin during the Second World War to a quartet of novels about Wellington and Napoleon; from Sword & Scimitar, an historical drama based on the 1565 Siege of Malta, to Hearts of Stone, a story of Greek Resistance fighters, again in the Second World War. He has also written with co-authors to create Pirata, Invader and Arena, set in the Roman era, and Playing with Death, a contemporary thriller.

Simon can be found on Facebook: /OfficialSimonScarrow and X: @SimonScarrow.

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