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Man of Honour (Jack Steel, #1) Upper Bavaria, 1704 The British Army, Illustrious And Fresh From Victory, Stands Proudly To Attention, Ready To Fight For Honour And Glory Their Enemy Is Louis XIV Of France, The Self Styled Sun King, A Megalomaniac Intent On Possessing All Of Europe.


10 thoughts on “Man of Honour (Jack Steel, #1)

  1. says:

    I like Jack Steel This was a good introduction to the battle hardened Lieutenant in an interesting period of history fighting for the Duke of Marlborough in the build up to the battle of Blenheim Excellent ...


  2. says:

    Regular readers of my reviews will know that I am a huge fan of historical fiction, but that I usually gravitate towards Roman and Saxon period history, so this made a complete change for me It is to my great shame that I know next to nothing about the 17th and 18th centuries and this was one of the reasons I picked this book up, a taster if you like to see if it might interest me.I have not read any of Iain Gale s books before and am not even sure if this was his debut novel but regardless I h Regular readers of my reviews will know that I am a huge fan of historical fiction, but that I usually gravitate towards Roman and Saxon period history, so this made a complete change for me It is to my great shame that I know next to nothing about the 17th and 18th centuries and this was one of the reasons I picke...


  3. says:

    The author uses terms that I guess if you are into the genre you might understand, other authors would have fleshed these outNot a great read, it did not keep me enthralled.I wont be buying any other books in the series


  4. says:

    Jack Steel is another underdog in the mould of Sharpe Great story.


  5. says:

    There are better and there are worse tales in the genre of men s fiction This is better than average and worth a read for those interested in a backdrop of the Blenheim campaign I have encountered relatively few fictional accounts of this, and while the main part of the book is not concerned with the battle, and when not concerned the elements that comprise History are thin, it does come through in the end to meet and complete our knowledge of the famous battleIn some places the hero is made t There are better and there are worse tales in the genre of men s fiction This is better than average and worth a read for those interested in a backdrop of the Blenheim campaign I have encountered relatively few fictional accounts of this, and while...


  6. says:

    Als neuer Sharpe angek ndigt und 100 Jahre vor den Storys des Helden der Cornwell Romane spielend, war die Verlockung gro Leider kann das Buch die Vorschu lorbeeren nicht einhalten Irgendwie sind mir sowohl die Figuren als auch die Historie egal Man erf hrt wenig von dem einen als auch von dem anderen Au erdem ist die Schreibe nicht gerade virtous und es gibt einige inhaltliche Fehler, wie kann der Held...


  7. says:

    I ve always had a strong academic interest in the Duke of Marlborough and the development of the British Army between 1685 and 1715 After all, Marlborough s first battle in 1685 was one of the last gasps of the Civil War pike and shot era By 1713 the pike was gone and the musket and socket bayonet were the weapons of the British redcoat Plus, when Marlborough s military career began a red coat on a European battlefield didn t mean much by the end of his career it meant a great deal So I wa I ve always had a strong academic interest in the Duke of Marlborough and the development of the British Army between 1685 and 1715 After all, Marlborough s first battle in 1685 was one of the last gasps of the Civil War pike and shot era By 1713 the ...


  8. says:

    This is a fast and well paced war fiction written by Iain Gale Unlike many stories, the beginning of the story began with an accurate depiction of the battle field and quickly take the reader into action The fictional character Steel, is plainly illustrated, and lacks his personal background However this does not affect the storys overall fluency and entertaining element All of the plot were well written with some changes to salt some dramatic effect, though this may be entertaining, it cert This is a fast and well paced war fiction written by Iain Gale Unlike many stories, the beginning of the story began with an accurate depiction of the battle field and quickly take the reader into action The fictional character Steel, is plainly illustrated, and lacks his personal background However this does not affect the storys overall fluency and entertaining element All of the plot were well written wi...


  9. says:

    Lieutenant Jack Steel is a born soldier In the days surrounding the Battle of Blenheim, Steel is tasked with rescuing a letter whose controversial contents could destroy the Duke of Marlborough Despite the odds and the malevolent Major Jennings, Steel completes the task with verve.It is inevitable that charcters and a story such as this are compared to Bernard Cornwell s Richard Sharpe I m a big fan of Sharpe and Steel just can t stand up to the comparison I am not against a good formula for Lieutenant Jack Steel is a born soldier In the days surrounding the Battle of Blenheim, Steel is tasked with rescuing a letter whose controversial contents could destroy the Duke of Marlborough Despite the odds and the malevolent Major Jennings, Steel completes the task with verve.It is inevitable that charcters and a story such as this are compared to Bernard Cornwell s R...


  10. says:

    I read it because my father thought it was a good book Well, to be honest as a fan of Bernard Cornwell and his Sharpe series this book was a huge disappointment It did not come up to the level of Sharpe at all.The characters seemed flat and the description over all was not very detailed In addition the author seemed to enjoy the description of pieces of brain and bones all over his characters because this formulation appeared the most in the book and I m sorry but a good book is not made o...