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By Allan Mallinson

Within the culture of Patrick O'Brian's loved old army adventures comes the 1st in a rushing new sequence that includes Cornet Matthew Hervey, a tender cavalry officer in Wellington's military of 1815.   A shut Run Thing

For twenty years, because the French Revolution, England and her allies have fought a possible never-ending conflict to loosen Bonaparte's stranglehold on Europe. Matthew Hervey, a twenty-three-year-old parson's son, has risen during the ranks of His Majesty's cavalry to a junior command within the sixth mild Dragoons.

Torn via ambition and ensnared within the intrigues of Wellington's military, Matthew struggles to form his future, yet his efforts are approximately to be solid to the winds of destiny. For amid the conflict of armies, he'll locate himself a catalyst within the conflict of the century...near the small Belgian village of Waterloo.

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