• "Now at last a highly literate, deeply read cavalry officer shows one the nature of horse-borne warfare."

    Patrick O'Brian
  • "Mallinson's descriptions of what it's like to be on campaign are as compelling, vivid and plausible as in any war novel I've ever read."

    Daily Telegraph
  • "[Mallinson is] the heir to Patrick O'Brian and C.S. Forester"

  • "In Hervey, Mallinson has a character worthy of comparison with Forester's young Hornblower ... And as always there is a splendid backdrop of action."