The Sabre's Edge by Allan Mallinson
(Matthew Hervey, Book 5)

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India, 1824

Matthew Hervey and the 6th Light Dragoons are stationed in India, where conflagration looks set to flair.

The usurper prince, Durjan Sal, has taken refuge in the infamous fortress of Bhurtpore.A deep ditch, which can be flooded at a moment's notice, runs round it - and as its notorious Tower of Victory - built with the skulls of defeated men - bears witness, it has withstood all attacks made on it.

Until now.Hot and dangerous work lies ahead for Matthew Hervey and his courageous troop who know their fortunes will be decided by the sabre's edge.

'Captain Matthew Hervey is as splendid a hero as ever sprang from an author's pen.' The Times


About Allan Mallinson

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Allan Mallinson is a former infantry and cavalry officer of thirty-five years' service worldwide. As well as the Matthew Hervey series of novels, he is the author of Light Dragoons, a history of four regiments of British Cavalry, one of which he commanded, and The Making of the British Army, a history of the Army's origins from the battle of Edgehill to the current conflict in Afghanistan. He also writes on defence matters for The Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Mail Online, and is a regular reviewer for The Times, Spectator and Literary Review.
Published June 3, 2004 by Overlook. 320 pages
Genres: History, War, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Outside Cinemascope, this is as near as you'll get to the raw excitement of a fullscale cavalry charge: The Sabre's Edge by Alan Mallinson, read by Errick Graham Find this on the Guardian boo...

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Four months later, fully recovered in Calcutta, Hervey is ordered to take his troops over 700 miles to Delhi to serve as escort to aging Sir David Ochterlony, the British East India Company's political resident.

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