Man of Honour

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HarperCollins UK, Sep 4, 2008 - Fiction - 368 pages
6 Reviews

The first in a stunning new historical adventure series, perfect for all fans of Sharpe

Meet Lieutenant Jack Steel – gentleman, soldier, hero.

Upper Bavaria, 1704. The British army, triumphant, fresh from victory, stands proudly to attention, ready to fight for honour and glory. Their enemy is Louis XIV of France, a megalomaniac intent on possessing all Europe.

Among this proud group of men stands Lieutenant Jack Steel, admired by his men, the finest infantry in Queen Anne's army. Much praised for his courage, his strength, and his loyalty, Steel has come to the attention of his Commander in Chief, the Duke of Marlborough.

Tasked with rescuing a letter whose controversial contents could destroy Marlborough, Steel leads his men through the battle of Blenheim, risking death and destruction in the fight for another man's honour. And along the way he is constantly threatened from within by the mellifluous Major Jennings, intent on destroying Steel and all he stands for.

The first in a stunning new series featuring Jack Steel, Man of Honour is historical adventure perfect for all fans of Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe.


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Review: Man of Honour (Jack Steel #1)

User Review  - Bob Cantrell - Goodreads

I liked this book for getting me interested in a period of European History I was not too familiar with. Jack Steel is a great character and is the focus of the story. Most of the story deals with ... Read full review

Review: Man of Honour (Jack Steel #1)

User Review  - Jon - Goodreads

A good read and a fine introduction to the series recounting a fascinating part of European history that has since been eclipsed by the Napoleonic Wars. The only negative, for me, was the main ... Read full review


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Iain Gale has strong Scottish and military roots. He is editor of the magazine of the National Trust for Scotland and lives in Edinburgh with his family.

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