|Young Bloods (2006) [Novel]|
by Simon Scarrow
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Arthur Wesley was born and bred to be a leader. Denied permission to marry his beloved Kitty because he lacks the means to match his aristocratic lineage, he throws himself into serving his country. To Wesley, the old values are not to be questioned: the nation must be led by a king. As a red-coated British officer Arthur is amongst the first heading for battle against the French Republic to restore the fallen monarchy.
Napoleon Bonaparte joins the French miltary on the eve of the Revolution. Shunned as an outsider for his Corsican heritage, he believes leadership is won by merit, not by noble birth. When the rumblings of the people of Paris finally explode into anarchy, the young artillery officer is thrust to the forefront of a revolutionary army poised to march against Britain.
As two mighty empires embark on a bloody duel, Wesley and Bonaparte prepare to face a sworn enemy. One fuelled by ambition, the other by a sense of duty, they are unaware that the fate of Europe will one day lie in their hands.
Original title: Young Bloods
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European→ 18th Century