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Old January 10th, 2017, 10:26 AM   #1

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What do you think about this author? I just started "Young Bloods" the first book of his Wellington and Napoleon series and I found the first few chapters very well written. I am a huge Cornwell and Druon fan and Scarrow seems to be a writer comparable to those two.

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Old March 6th, 2017, 08:14 PM   #2

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You are right. They are very well written. His under the eagle series is great too. I've been following that one for eight years now.
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I'm reading the first one in the eagle series at the moment having bought the first five from the Works for only 9. Not great but still good escapism.
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Old July 10th, 2017, 05:20 AM   #4

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As for his narratives I can't say never having read through a book. They do seem a bit implausible, one I began starting with a ruse worthy of a Hollywood Cold War thriller. However I am aware of his reliance on modern themes and organisation in discussing the legions and for that reason I do not read him.
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Provided one remembers that one is reading a work of fiction, not an historical thesis, I fond the Eagle series extremely entertaining - got them all, can't wait for the next!
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I have read Revolution series OP mentioned. It follows parallel lives of Napoleon and Wellington from their childhood to their careers and their encounter in Waterloo. I Think author was a little bit influenced from Andrew Roberts book "Napoleon and Wellington" to emphasize how alike they were.
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Old September 8th, 2017, 02:48 PM   #7

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I read the first 6 in the last month. Good, fun reads.
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Enjoyed them.

Plus you get a cameo from Richard Sharpe in one of the Wellington books.
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