In War, it is Love that Must Overcome.
The love of a comrade, the love towards God, the desire between lovers - all find their place amid the bloody conflicts of history. "Men of Eagles" is a sprawling compilation of tales that depicts the sorrow and triumph of the Napoleonic Era - a canvas for unknown soldiers and the age-old heroes.
One story, "Rise and Rise Again¸" provides a conversation of letters between lovers amid the wars of the age. We see their burgeoning love for each other and France through treasured, shared correspondences.
"A Loyal Betrayal" displays Auguste Marmont, a troubled soldier faced with opposition from foreign enemies, as well as abandonment by a cherished friend he once loved.
And "The Fallen Eagle" offers a singular glimpse into the mind of the condemned, as Marshal Joachim Murat revels in memory as he awaits his fate.
This first volume of the "Men of Eagles" series presents the reader with five thought-provoking tales about the nature of war, sorrow, and contentment in an age often overlooked.
Length: 29,000 words
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Published February 2, 2011
History, Travel, Literature & Fiction.