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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407067650
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

A Call To Arms

(Matthew Hervey 4)




Matthew Hervey races to confront Burmese rebels massing in the jungle.

The Sunday Times bestselling author Allan Mallinson, brings us another action-packed and stirring Matthew Hervey adventure. If you like Patrick O'Brian, Bernard Cornwell and CS Forester, this will not disappoint!

"A thoroughly satisfying and entertaining read" - THE TIMES
"Matthew Hervey has now joined Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe and Patrick O'Brian's Jack Aubrey" - Birmingham Post
"After just half-a-dozen pages I was hooked." -- ***** Reader review
"An excellent book, when you start reading you cannot put it down. Allan Mallinson at his best!!!" -- ***** Reader review
"Essential reading for military buffs" -- ***** Reader review

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India 1819: Matthew Hervey is charged with raising a new troop, and organising transport for India - for he, his men and their horses are to set sail with immediate effect.

What Hervey and his soldiers cannot know is that in India they will face a trial for which they are woefully under prepared.

A large number of Burmese war-boats are assembled near Chittagong, and the only way to thwart their advance involves a hazardous march through the jungle.

Soon Hervey and his troop are in the midst of hot and bloody action once again...

A Call To Arms is the fourth book in Allan Mallinson's Matthew Hervey series. His adventures continue in The Sabre's Edge. Have you read his previous adventures A Close Run Thing, The Nizam's Daughters and A Regimental Affair?

  • Pub date: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407067650
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

About the Author

Allan Mallinson

Allan Mallinson was a soldier for thirty-five years, serving first with the infantry and then the cavalry. He began writing while still serving. His first book was a history of four regiments of British light dragoons, one of whose descendant regiments he commanded. It was followed by A Close Run Thing, the first novel in the acclaimed and bestselling series chronicling the life of a fictitious cavalry officer, Matthew Hervey, before and after Waterloo. His The Making of the British Army was shortlisted for several prizes, while his centenary history, 1914: Fight the Good Fight – Britain, the Army and the Coming of the First World War won the British Army's Book of the Year Award. Its sequel, Too Important for the Generals, is a provocative look at leadership during the Great War. Allan Mallinson also writes for The Times, is history editor for Unherd.com and reviews for the TLS and the Spectator. He lives on Salisbury Plain.

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Praise for A Call To Arms

“'Wonderfully vivid... the real delight of Mallinson's books is their authenticity... His portrayal of his characters, as well as his vignettes of historical personages...show a rare and thoughtful understanding of the huan condition and the mind of the soldier. It all makes for a thoroughly satisfying and entertaining read'”

The Times

“Thrilling... In addition to his exceptional knowledge of history, Allan Mallinson shows his deep awareness of human feelings and failings. This is an exceptional book.”

Country Life

“A riveting tale of heroism, derring do and enormous resource in the face of overwhelming adversity ... Another prime example of the unputdownable historical novel”

The Times

“'Oozing action, A Call to Arms is a military tale of epic proportions that will leave fans counting the days to the next adventure'”

Ireland on Sunday

“'With each book, Hervey himself is becoming a more complex and interesting characters...Mallinson writes of his inner questionings with subtlety and sympathy. This series grows in stature with each book'”

Evening Standard


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