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  • Published: 15 March 2007
  • ISBN: 9780553813517
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $22.99

The Sabre's Edge

(Matthew Hervey 5)




Matthew Hervey lays siege to the grim fortress of Bhurtpore

India, 1824

Matthew Hervey and the 6th Light Dragoons are stationed in India, where conflagration looks set to flair.

The usurper prince, Durjan Sal, has taken refuge in the infamous fortress of Bhurtpore.A deep ditch, which can be flooded at a moment's notice, runs round it - and as its notorious Tower of Victory - built with the skulls of defeated men - bears witness, it has withstood all attacks made on it.

Until now.Hot and dangerous work lies ahead for Matthew Hervey and his courageous troop who know their fortunes will be decided by the sabre's edge.

'Captain Matthew Hervey is as splendid a hero as ever sprang from an author's pen.' The Times

  • Pub date: 15 March 2007
  • ISBN: 9780553813517
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $22.99

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 The Sabre's Edge

“'Splendid...the tale is as historically stimulating as it is stirringly exciting'”

Sunday Telegraph

“'What a hero! What an author! What a book! A joy for the lover of adventure and military buff alike'”

The Times


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