The first in an ambitious and highly commercial quartet of novels
focusing on two giants of European history, Wellington and Napoleon
Europe in the late eighteenth century was a tumultuous place, with
war and rebellions breaking out on many fronts. Young Arthur Wesley
(later Wellington) and Napoleon Bonaparte grow up worlds apart yet
immersed from youth in a culture where a military career is a
natural choice for men of ambition. While Wellington is blooded in
Ireland and Flanders, Napoleon is caught up in the dramas of the
French Revolution and war with Prussia, Britain and Holland. None
of this is enough to distract Wellington from his pursuit of Kitty
Pakenham or Napoleon from his future bride, Josephine, for these
men throw themselves into all aspects of life as enthusiastically
as they rush to battle. A wonderful, multi-layered introduction to
an epic series.
'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 'This is a promising start to a series that shows great potential' -- Good Book Guide '[YOUNG BLOODS] is well written, researched and a pleasure to read. Recommended' -- Historical Novels Review
Simon Scarrow is the very well-established author of the Roman adventure novels in the Eagle series. He lives outside Norwich with his family.