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on December 11, 2009
I have just recently started reading the Simon Fonthill series. Nevertheless, each installment has been a captivating and action-packed read. To be honest, I did not read with an eye to evaluating the character development in this book, as I had read the previous 3 books in the series. The characters are well developed as is the general plot in my opinion. The action, as always, is exciting and historically accurate within the constraints admitted by the author. This is an excellent way to reaffirm ones' knowledge of the history of the area and of the time period involved, and to travel alongside believable characters as they live the adventure. I am hooked on the books and the series, and eagerly await the next in the series.
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on November 2, 2013
WELL WRITTEN HISTORICAL FICTION. THE SIMON FONTHILL SERIES IS A JOY. SIMILAR TO THE SHARP SERIES OR THE FLASHMAN BOOKS BUT THEY HIGHLIGHT DIFFERENT CAMPAIGNS TO THOSE TWO GREAT SERIES. IN ANY CASE THEY HAVE A PLACE ON MY SHELF NEXT TO THOSE AND THE ALAN LEWERY, HORATIO HORNBLOWER, ETC.
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on March 25, 2010
Another excellent read in the Simon Fonthill and 352 Jenkins series although not as good as Guns at El Khabir. There is adventure for sure and instead of Ahmed they have a Texan who rode with Custer as their sidekick. Jenkins is hardly used like in Guns and Simon doesn't get much development either. The interesting part is that General Colley and his staff just won't accept the fact that these untrained Boer farmers can pick off a redcoat from 600 yards away, hitting him in the head, with a Wesley Richards cap and ball rifle, and do it consistently. Looking at it as objectively as possible Majuba Hill was really just a skirmish but showed a lot of flaws in British tactics and training that the Brits would relearn all over again in the 2nd Boer War and again in World War One. The British had an extremely advantageous piece of ground on the summit of Majuba Hill but refused to dig in, never thinking that the Christian Boers would attack them on a sabbath day. Boy were they wrong and Colley pays with his life. Simon ends up in two duels for even more excitement with an arms rep from Krupp. Anna is only a footnote in this book, married to the hated Covington.
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on February 20, 2013
Not knowing what I am about to read but I do know that John Wilcox is a highly recommended writer.
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