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  • Published: 3 August 2009
  • ISBN: 9780553818628
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $19.99

Warrior

(Matthew Hervey 10)




In South Africa, Matthew Hervey clashes with the Warrior King of the Zulu.

Matthew Hervey of the 6th Light Dragoons is urgently summoned to the Cape Colony when he learns that the Zulu warrior King Shaka is about to wage war.

Soon Hervey, his old friend Eyre Somervile and their escort of Dragoons and mounted rifles are riding north. When they arrive at Shaka's kraal it is a horrifying place. The sentinels at the gates are corpses, and it quickly becomes apparent that he has slaughtered thousands of his subjects – warriors and women alike.

When Shaka is killed by his own people, and the region plunged into civil war, Hervey and his men find themselves in the midst of terrible danger.

Yet worse is to come. Separated from his troop, Hervey must lead Shaka's queen across a hostile land where sanctuary has never seemed further away …

  • Pub date: 3 August 2009
  • ISBN: 9780553818628
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $19.99

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 Warrior

“Puts the reader firmly in the middle of the most blood-boltered of battles...historical fiction readers of robust tastes need look no further.”

THE TIMES

“Immaculately researched, with every detail of the cavalry spectacularly drawn, this is the work of an intensely accomplished historical novelist. Hervey's thrilling battles make for richly engaging old-fashioned storytelling.”

DAILY MAIL

“Battle scenes are what he does best.”

THE SPECTATOR


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