A new Sharpe-esque series Craven's War: A Call to Arms: 1
Nick S. Thomas Publisher : Independently published (12 Aug. 2020) Paperback : 281 pages ISBN: 9798674655336 Captain James Craven followed the army to war to make his fortune, not to fight battles. In the Spring of 1809 the British Army, spearheaded by Sir Arthur Wellesley, pushes North to drive the French out of Portugal. Captain James Craven, a prize fighter and rogue recruited to teach the use of cold steel is along for the ride, seeking riches and wine. As quick with his mouth as he is with a blade, on the eve of battle Craven is caught in a forbidden duel by Wellesley himself. The outcome is not what he expected. Craven’s life is about to take a major turn and descend into a whirlwind adventure beyond his wildest imagination. Ambushed at night by a treacherous Portuguese officer fighting for the French enemy, Craven must do more than lead soldiers into battle. He must also prove himself to Wellesley in the face of twenty thousand enemy troops defending the city of Porto. The Craven’s War series tells the exciting adventure of one rogue’s journey through the Napoleonic Wars as he tries to stay alive and make his fortune. Craven's War: Into the Fire: 2 Nick S. Thomas Publisher : Independently published ( 26 Oct. 2020 ) Paperback : 281 pages ISBN: 9798553319571 Captain Craven thought his work was done, but the army now marches to meet the French in open battle! The time to advance into Spain has come and disrupting the French lines of communication is essential to covering Wellesley’s advance and preventing the French armies from combining into an unstoppable force. Craven must join the Bandidos as they wreak havoc on the French. Their task is to destroy vital supplies and capture enemy messengers. But Craven and his comrades soon go from the hunter to the hunted as the ruthless Major Claveria is sent to bring their exploits to an end. Craven must fight on without hope of reinforcement on the road to Talavera and the waiting French army of fifty thousand troops. ‘Into the Fire’ is the second novel in the ‘Craven’s War’ series, telling the exciting adventure of one rogue’s journey through the Napoleonic Wars as he tries to stay alive and make his fortune.