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Blood On The Snow (2014)

by David Cook(Favorite Author)
4.86 of 5 Votes: 2
ISBN
1502350165 (ISBN13: 9781502350169)
languge
English
publisher
David Cook
series
The Soldier Chronicles
review 1: This is David Cook's third story and again the narration is quite masterly and well-researched.The story starts in the Netherlands during the Flanders Campaign of 1793-1795. It is the dead of winter and the British Army is in full retreat. Lieutenant Jack Hallam leads a company of redcoats in their quest to reach the safe ports, whilst being pursued by the French Revolutionary Army. Starving, defeated and thoroughly miserable, the men’s morale is as brittle as old bones, but if one man can get them home then Hallam is the man. Trudging across the frozen landscape Hallam’s company are nearly overrun by French cavalry, but Hallam saves the day with gallant aplomb. He also leads a group of redcoats in a mission to locate a wife gone missing from the regiment which leads t... moreo an exciting confrontation with armed brigands. The final battle is vividly brought to life. In fact, they are the best battle scenes of any writer I’ve ever read. All Hallam wants to do is reach home and you’ll be hoping that he does.Blood on the Snow is a very fine book and Cook really makes history come alive.
review 2: David Cook writes another great military story that gripped me from page one, and onwards.Blood on the Snow is the third story of The Soldier Chronicles, by historical author, David Cook.This time around the story moves from the horror of rebellion-torn Ireland (Liberty or Death) and the frantic battle scenes of French occupied Malta (Heart of Oak) to a story of a British regiment caught up in the retreat during the Flanders Campaign of the late eighteenth century.Jack Hallam, a young officer, leads his company under the scrutiny of Captain Clements a boorish, bullying drunk. Hallam strives to be a good officer and to look after the men during the harrowing withdrawal (Clements couldn’t care less) where morale is jaded and ill-discipline is rife. From the tense skirmish as engineers attempt to blow up a bridge to hinder the French vanguard, the hunt for a missing wife taken by deserters and the final battle where starving men loot bodies for food, Blood on the Snow delivers excitement, action and adventure. David Cook writes with such realism that he is, in my opinion, fast becoming a master of historical storytelling less
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chadwick
Talk about being in the trenches! This book puts you there. I loved it.
Dia
I love history. David Cook made it even more interesting.
Haris
Action, adventure... A great descriptive tale!
imghe
Fantastic read!
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