• "'Splendid...the tale is as historically stimulating as it is stirringly exciting'"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "'What a hero! What an author! What a book! A joy for the lover of adventure and military buff alike'"

    The Times
  • "We have joined for action and to see the world and that is what we get...a novel for our time, perhaps?"

  • "Hervey is the thinking man's Sharpe. Mallinson is the true heir to Patrick O'Brian"

    Daily Mirror
  • "'Mallinson's descriptions of regimental life and of the campaigns themselves ... crackle with detail and atmosphere ... Makes for an engrossing read, full of blood and valour.'"