[EPUB] ✻ On His Majesty's Service ✾ Allan Mallinson – Writerscompany.co.uk

On His Majesty's Service Ok mildly tedious with Hervey and Fairbrother ever so nobel endeavours I remember reading the A close run thing when it was first publishedf 1998 and I thought it was a bit coontrived, Hervey always just happens to be in the right place I wasn t convinved then, and I am still not convinced now. I always find Allan Mallinson books hard to review, the man is obviously highly literate, he knows his subject better than most writers alive, the series is obviously successful with this being book 11 but i think it falls into the marmite of books.If you like the slow burn slightly dry writing, the story that could be at times out of a text book then this will really appeal, but if you like the cut and thrust of an action packed tale full of blood and thunder then you will not get itwell not I always find Allan Mallinson books hard to review, the man is obviously highly literate, he knows his subject better than most writers alive, the series is obviously successful with this being book 11 but i think it falls into the marmite of books.If you like the slow burn slightly dry writing, the story that could be at times out of a text book then this will really appeal, but if you like the cut and thrust of an action packed tale full of blood and thunder then you will not get itwell not much, and it takes too much time getting there.Im cheap i like to be entertained most of the time and this time it did and didn t do it for mebut lets face itI have 11 allan Mallinson books on my shelves, so i keep coming back for a look, i keep wanting to find out where Hervey will go next so even the adventure loving cynic that is my likes it enough to keep coming back.I think you have to find out yourself But if you are a new buyer sitting on the fence, wondering Do i buy this book I would say yes, its well written, very well researched, the dialogue is good You will just have to decide if thats enough for the future of if you also need the blood thunder and excitement of say a Scarrow.I really wavered between 3 and 4 stars and eventually settled on 4, anyone who makes me buy 11 books deserves that much respect January George IV Is On The Throne, Wellington Is England S Prime Minister, And Snow Is Falling Thickly On The London Streets As Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Hervey Is Summoned To The Horse Guards In The Expectation Of Command Of His Regiment, The Th Light DragoonsBut The Benefits Of Long Term Peace At Home Mean Cuts In The Army, And Hervey Is Told That The Sixth Are To Be Reduced To A Single Squadron With His Long Term Plans In Disarray, He Undertakes Instead A Six Month Assignment As An Observer With The Russian Army, An Undertaking At The Personal Request Of The Commander In Chief, Lord HillSoon Hervey, His Friend Edward Fairbrother And His Faithful Groom, Private Johnson, Are Sailing North To St Petersburg, And From There On To The Eastern Balkans, Seat Of The Ferocious War Between Russia And The Ottoman EmpireHervey Is Meant To Be An Impartial Spectator In The Campaign, But Soon The Circumstances And His Own Nature Propel Him Into A Active Role In The Climactic Battle Of Kulewtscha, In Which Troops Were Engaged Than In Any Battle Since Waterloo, Hervey And Fairbrother Find Themselves In The Thick Of The ActionFor Hervey, The Stakes Have Never Been Higher Or Personal Good On His Majesty s Service, first published in 2011, is the 11th in Mallinson s series featuring the post Napoleonic War military career of Matthew Hervey This novel, set in 1828 sees him sent on a mission to observe the Russian forces at war with Turkey in the Balkans Whilst this is happening, Hervey dithers over his future with the British Army, and gets a little too close to the action at times Not nearly as exciting as the previous stories in the series, yet still an interesting viewpoint o On His Majesty s Service, first published in 2011, is the 11th in Mallinson s series featuring the post Napoleonic War military career of Matthew Hervey This novel, set in 1828 sees him sent on a mission to observe the Russian forces at war with Turkey in the Balkans Whilst this is happening, Hervey dithers over his future with the British Army, and gets a little too close to the action at times Not nearly as exciting as the previous stories in the series, yet still an interesting viewpoint on a war that receives little interest these days I always enjoy historical fiction, and the adventures of Light Dragoon Matthew Hervey have grabbed my attention This is the latest novel in the series In this adventure we see Lt Colonel Hervey return to England, go off to the Eastern Balkans to witness the fighting between Imperial Russia and Ottoman Turkey in the 1828 1829 Russo Turkish War This book takes place over many months, a theme Brigadier Mallinson always incorporates into this text The historical detail and the mixture of real h I always enjoy historical fiction, and the adventures of Light Dragoon Matthew Hervey have grabbed my attention This is the latest novel in the series In this adventure we see Lt Colonel Hervey return to England, go off to the Eastern Balkans to witness the fighting between Imperial Russia and Ottoman Turkey in the 1828 1829 Russo Turkish War This book takes place over many months, a theme Brigadier Mallinson always incorporates into this text The historical detail and the mixture of real historical individuals along with the fiction characters are always enjoyable The description of the battles, the Cossacks, Bashi bazouks, are wonderful I enjoy our hero Hervey s dialog with his companion Captain Fairbrother and his groom Private Johnson gives one an insight into the minds of early 19th century soldiers The dialog between Hervey and Russian Field Marshal Diebitsch is fascination Toss in an encounter between Hervey and a young Prussian Lieutenant of the name Von Moltke, you have another exchange that is worth the read The battles also are described in great detail Reading the account of the Russian grenadiers is thrilling All in all a fun historical fiction about a conflict few in the west know about I enjoyed it I never read the endings first, but with this installment in the Matthew Hervey series, I should have Nothing annoys methan authors who manufacture cliffhangers because they have not been careful enough with their writing to tie up all the loose ends Readers who care as much orabout Hervey s development as a character as about the details of various battles will be sorely disappointed. Good enough to fill time but hardly riveting I was listening to this book in the car which made it a bit worse The author read slowly and I often found myself not paying attention for long stretches, particularly during battle scenes I would recommend the Richard Sharpe stories in a second if this is reflects the rest of this series. Hervey is posted to the Black Sea Balkan region as a neutral observer of the Russo Turkish war in 1829 As one would expect, he finds it impossible to stay out of the action Much derring do ensues I didn t find this installment of the Hervey saga to be as engaging as many of the others Why Perhaps too many characters, too much contrived intrigue, little motivation for even Hervey to get so involved, I don t know Maybe I just wasn t in the mood after all, Irma was bearing down on us Still Hervey is posted to the Black Sea Balkan region as a neutral observer of the Russo Turkish war in 1829 As one would expect, he finds it impossible to stay out of the action Much derring do ensues I didn t find this installment of the Hervey saga to be as engaging as many of the others Why Perhaps too many characters, too much contrived intrigue, little motivation for even Hervey to get so involved, I don t know Maybe I just wasn t in the mood after all, Irma was bearing down on us Still, even a mediocre Hervey is a good read I love these novels, but I got a little bogged down in the minutia of the battle details in this one.

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