Man of Honour

Man of Honour➷ Man of Honour Free ➭ Author Iain Gale – Tbjewellers.co.uk Upper Bavaria, 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 m Upper Bavaria,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.

Iain Gale has always had a passion for military history He is the Editor of the National Trust for Scotland magazine and Art critic for Scotland on Sunday He lives outside Edinburgh with his wife and children His first novel, Four Days in June,is a stand alone military adventure set on Man of PDF or the battlefields of WaterlooHe is also the writer of eleven non fiction books.

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  • Hardcover
  • 330 pages
  • Man of Honour
  • Iain Gale
  • English
  • 02 June 2019
  • 0007201060

10 thoughts on “Man of Honour

  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 battle scenes with some intrigue as the hero goes to retrieve damaging documents ahead of traitors and the French It is a good Sunday afternoon read and really enjoyed it.

  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 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 have to say that I absolutely loved it The main character, Lieutenant Jack Steel is the Richard Sharpe of the period with his own trusty sidekick sergeant by the name of Jacob Slaughter Filled with plenty of graphic battles but with a strong story line and good, well developed supporting characters, Gale really brings the period to life and I can t wait to get hold of the next in the series

  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 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 to be as Cornwell s Sharpe, some would have it, but I don t think so Though from a class that might never find a commission in the Guards purchased for him, as the author makes out, once he is an officer, in the most prestigious regiment, then many others would accept him as such Unlike Sharpe, he never had served as one of the men, though before donning the uniform he would have been However our hero learns his trade well Learned to command, and that separates the men from the boys as it were, and the officers from the rank and file Given a mission that is rather nebulous, a plot device I think that could have been stronger, or ignored completely, the middle of the tale, of traveling about the countryside further firms up our understanding of our hero and his capabilities, but occasionally elements are inserted into the story that are tangent to the tale, trying to infuse the idea that conflict is drama, forgetting that this is a tale centered around war and that isthan enough conflict to create drama.The series, in my estimation after the first book, is that it should be read and i have ordered the 2nd book Should it be reread, I am not sure It does not captivate me like a Hornblower and demand I read and reread it But it was interesting After all, what else is available fictionally about Marlborough

  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 mit zwei schweren Verletzungen am Oberarm noch in beiden H nden etwas halten und perfe 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 mit zwei schweren Verletzungen am Oberarm noch in beiden H nden etwas halten und perfekt k mpfen Aber unverletztlich wird Jack Steel ja auch beschrieben Nach Sharpe, Flashman, Old Shatterhand und allen anderen ist sogar mir Jack Steel zu sehr der berheld Erstaunlich wie er im richtigen Moment immer das Richtige macht oder zur richtigen Zeit auftaucht Habe die Reservierung des zweiten Bandes zur ckgezogen Daf r war mir dieses Buch zu unspannend, zu uninspiriert, zu sehr schlechte NAchmache Schade, dachte, ich lerne etwas ber die Zeit des Spanischen Erbfolgekrieges und des Vorg ngers von Wellington, Marlborough

  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 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 was quite excited at the thought of a novel set during this period and generally I wasn t disappointed Yes, the book suffers from being rather too close to the Sharpe novels at times and Bernard Cornwell fans like me may not like just how close That said, Gale s period knowledge is excellent and his writing style exciting and well paced Definitely worth a try

  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 with some changes to salt some dramatic effect, though this may be entertaining, it certainly made the book less genuine to history fanboys or military historians of whom enjoyed reading novels about war

  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 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 a book but this just felt ripped off from Cornwell s series but without the grit and daring A good attempt but it failed for me

  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 of t 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 of the description of blood and bones and gore only

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