I really do think that books should be read at the right time and in the right order to fully appreciate them, and you should read an author on his own merit not in comparison to another. But George Hart has soldiering in his blood, and once in Africa the urge to serve again is strong. Historical novels stand or fall on two qualities: story-telling and historical veracity. At a time when racism and prejudice are r Bullied at school for his suspiciously dark skin and lack of a father, Hart soon learns to fight -- and win. But aside from those minor quibbles the major ones are that the hero is unbelievable, and certainly in too many places. As a young man Hart joins the Dragoons with a promise of an inheritance from his unknown father shoule he fulfil certain conditions.
The story is good , if I have to criticise the book it would be in the glossing over of some periods of his life, e. Jacket has light edge wear with minor tears and chipping. He puts in a lot of background information but writes it very simply so it's very easy to follow and understand. Historically I've no problems with it, he knows his stuff really well, but this is not the writing of an heir to George MacDonald Fras This was a real disappointment. Hardback Zulu Hart Bullied at school for his suspiciously dark skin and lack of a father, Hart soon learns to fight -- and win. Hardcover spine ends and upper leading corners are lightly bumped.
They include: The Homicidal Earl: The Life of Lord Cardigan 1997 , a critically-acclaimed biography of the man who led the Charge of the Light Brigade; The Indian Mutiny:1857 2002 , shortlisted for the Westminster Medal for Military Literature; Zulu: The Heroism and Tragedy of the Zulu War of 1879 2004 , a Waterstone's Military History Book of the Year; and the bestselling Victoria's Wars: The Rise of Empire 2006. He also seemed to do little actual fighting which left me wondering whether or not was particularily brave or merely lucky. But George Hart has soldiering in his blood, and once in Africa the urge to serve again is strong. It s not that simple. It is an easy read and certainly held my attention enough that I look forward to starting the second book about George Hart as he starts another adventure; this time in Afghanistan in 1879. Wrapper has light edge-wear with couple of nicks to corners. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
A brilliant standalone adventure based on detailed research, this is a thrilling novel of suspense and a fascinating new twist on the Jack the Ripper story. Bullied at school for his suspiciously dark skin and lack of a father, Hart soon learns to fight and win. Bastard - He doesn't know his father, only that he's a pillar of the Establishment. However, it really should be subtitled, 'Part 1' because the story in the book ends in mid air. The main character, George Hart, was poorly fleshed out. A secret that one takes to the grave in Victorian England.
His beloved mother is half Irish, half Zulu. I tried to read this book twice - the first time managing only 20 pages, the second 200. As you might expect, the military details are all down pat and it makes for an almost convincing read. Small ink mark at bottom of blank page. Saul David, however, crosses that bridge highly competently.
The book deals square on with cruelty, racism, bigotry and elitism that were rife in the British army. At a time when racism and prejudice are rife in Victorian society, Hart struggles to come to terms with his identity. He intends to do his best to do so. His sister also made quite a name for herself. He has presented and appeared in a number of programmes, including Zulu: The True Story, , The Greatest Knight 2008 and Bullets, Boots and Bandages: How to really win at war 2012. This is said to be the first in a series about Hart and as such it was an intersting introduction but for me it was not overly convincing.
At a time when racism and prejudice are rife in Victorian society, Hart struggles to come to terms with his identity. At a time when racism and prejudice are rife in Victorian society, Hart struggles to come to terms with his identity. A secret that one takes to the grave in Victorian England. Then, he is also the grandson of a Zulu chief's daughter. Story rattles along quite nicely, and I found myself drawn into the world being described. Edges and pages clean and bright. .
Hart witnesses a massacre, and returns to to be debriefed by the himself. Hart must make a choice -- and fight for his life. Red cloth boards, black title to spine. Hardcover in very good condition. Despite the author trying to be mysterious it is all too obvious that is what he has done. But George Hart has soldiering in his blood, and once in Africa the urge to serve again is strong. On the whole I enjoyed the author's writing style and found it an interesting introduction to both Hart and the Zulu conflict but I must also admit that I am yet to be convinced of this series overall quality.