On His Majesty's Service (Matthew Hervey, Book 11)

On His Majesty's Service (Matthew Hervey, Book 11)

Allan Mallinson

within the japanese Balkans, Matthew Hervey faces bloody battle with the Turks.

January 1829: George IV is at the throne, Wellington is England's prime-minister, and snow is falling thickly at the London streets as Lieutenant-Colonel Matthew Hervey is summoned to the pony Guards within the expectation of command of his regiment, the sixth mild Dragoons. however the advantages of long term peace at domestic suggest cuts within the military, and Hervey is advised that the 6th are to be lowered to a unmarried squadron. together with his long term plans in disarray, he undertakes as an alternative a six-month project as an observer with the Russian military, an project on the own request of the commander-in-chief, Lord Hill.

Soon Hervey, his good friend Edward Fairbrother and his trustworthy groom, deepest Johnson, are crusing north to St Petersburg, and from there directly to the japanese Balkans, seat of the ferocious conflict among Russia and the Ottoman Empire. Hervey is intended to be an neutral spectator within the crusade, yet quickly the situations -- and his personal nature --propel him right into a extra lively position. within the climactic conflict of Kulewtscha, during which extra troops have been engaged than in any conflict when you consider that Waterloo, Hervey and Fairbrother locate themselves within the thick of the action.

For Hervey, the stakes have by no means been larger -- or extra own.

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