(From the publisher):
With the Bourbon monarchy a distant memory, confusion reigns in the French republic of 1795...
Crushing the resistance of the Paris mob at the guillotine, but facing annihilation on three European fronts, the ruling Directory resorts to enlisting condemned prisoners into the army. Alongside the murderers, rapists and thieves emerge men like Alain Lausard, a military-educated aristocrat forced to live as a peasant during the hysteria of The Terror. Cheating execution for salvation on the battlefield, Lausard turns hardened criminals into a ruthless cavalry unit, spearheading - with stunning victories over the Austrian army - Napoleon Bonaparte's relentless drive through Piedmont and Northern Italy.
Yet tensions between the ranks remain, and when the regiment falls under the command of the despotic Cezar, a mission behind enemy lines threatens to push the mutinous atmosphere to the very brink of anarchy...
Original title: Bonaparte's Sons
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Military and Naval Adventure
Fiction→ Historical→ European→ France