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READ ☆ I Stood With Wellington ¾ [Reading] ➿ I Stood With Wellington Author James Mace – Insolpro.co.uk In February 1815 after nine months in exile Napoleon Bonaparte the deposed Emperor of the French escaped from the Isle of Elba Seizing the initiative while the European powers bicker amongst themselve In February after nine monthsOn’s best I Stood PDFEPUB or generals in Spain yet who the emperor had never personally met in battle Napoleon knows that if he can draw away Wellington’s chief Prussian ally Gebhard von Blucher and destroy his army first he can unleash his entire might against the British A victory over the unbeaten Wellington will cripple the alliance even further as it will then deprive them of both English soldiers and financingIn Belgium Captain James Henry Webster has finally returned to a line regiment after being terribly wounded at the Siege of Badajoz three years prior He is given comm. James Mace in his new book “I Stood with Wellington” Book Two in the Captain James Henry Webster series published by Legionary Books takes us into the life of Captain James Henry WebsterFrom the Preface “Up Guards and at them”In February 1815 after nine months in exile Napoleon Bonaparte the deposed Emperor of the French escaped from the Isle of Elba Seizing the initiative while the European powers bicker amongst themselves at the Congress of Vienna Napoleon advances towards Belgium with an enormous army where the combined forces of Prussia and England are cantoned The French Emperor knows that if he can achieve a decisive capture in Brussels it will shatter the already fragile European allianceLeading the allies is Sir Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington; the venerable British field marshal who defeated Napoleon’s best generals in Spain yet who the emperor had never personally met in battle Napoleon knows that if he can draw away Wellington’s chief Prussian ally Gebhard von Blucher and destroy his army first he can unleash his entire might against the British A victory over the unbeaten Wellington will cripple the alliance even further as it will then deprive them of both English soldiers and financingIn Belgium Captain James Henry Webster has finally returned to a line regiment after being terribly wounded at the Siege of Badajoz three years prior He is given command of a line company within the 1st Regiment of Foot Guards the elite of the British InfantryA series of indecisive clashes will lead to a collision between the two greatest military minds of the age and the bloodiest single day of the entire century as Wellington and Napoleon lead their armies to either immortality or oblivion For Captain Webster he fights for both his nation and to protect his young daughter in Brussels Along with the rest of the Guards Division he finds himself at the apex of the battle where the fate of the entire world will be decided; at a place called WaterlooJames Mace is listed in the Dictionary under action adventure historical fiction I think Mr Mace was born to be a history teacher and his classroom is his books This man knows how to write history and not give us a lecture nor is it boring Napoleon is on one side The Duke OF Wellington is on the other and we all know how this famous battle of Waterloo is going to end What we may not know is how these two arrived at Waterloo Thanks to Mr Mace now we know Wow is this an exciting adventure Captain James Henry Webster who we met and was wounded in the previous book in this series “Forlorn Hope” is back and is part of this epic battle Mr Mace shows us the events that led to the battle the battle itself and its aftermath through not only Captain Webster’s eyes but the eyes of uite a few other characters as well to give us the full flavor of what is going on There is action galore military escapades and thrills as we are given this historical page turning adventure I am glad I found this talented author and am already looking forward to the next book in this seriesIf you would like to listen to interviews with other authors and professionals please go to wwwkingdomhighlightsorg where they are available On DemandTo listen to 24 hours non stop commercial free Christian music please visit our internet radio station wwwkingdomairwavesorgDisclosure of Material Connection I received this book free from Pump Up Your Book I was not reuired to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”

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In Februaryafter nine months in exile Napoleon Bonaparte the deposed Emperor of the French escaped from the Isle of Elba Seizing the initiative while the European powers bicker amongst themselves at the Congress of Vienna Napoleon advances towards Belgium with an enormous army where the combined forces of Prussia and England are cantoned The French Emperor knows that if he can achieve a decisive capture in Brussels it will shatter the already fragile European allianceLeading the allies is Sir Arthur Wellesley Duke of Wellington the venerable British field marshal who defeated Napole. I'm not a Napoleon fangirl but I love novels set during his time I cut my teeth on Georgette Heyer and the Georgian era is still a favorite And while I like books set during wartime I'm not really drawn to the combat narrative I like stories about those at home but recently I've found that novels set suarely in the battlefield have been engaging and this book is no exceptionOpening in 1814 Mace drops us in the middle of a violent skirmish in Toulouse France in which famed British military hero the Duke of Wellington is driving back Napoleon's armies Alternating between French and British viewpoints Mace sets up a rather complicated back story fairly easily contexting the conflict that just happened and establishing what's to come It took me about two chapters to get totally up to speed I admit but by the third chapter I was hooked As the European powers wage peace Napoleon frets in exile and it is only a matter of time before he returns to Europe to take back France an invasion that culminates in the Battle of WaterlooMace weaves these bursts of conflict in with a few character driven threads or perhaps the other way around and as a result I was caught up in the drama of both 'what will Napoleon do next' and 'I hope that sweet British widower will remarry that nice Englishwoman' Reminiscent of Heyer Mace's novel touches upon the rigid class stratification in the British Army the societal changes happening in the world around them and the shocking reality of life for a 19th century soldier Being the opposite of a war buff I wouldn't know my bayonet from my some other 'b' term but Mace peppers the narrative with tidbits and hints to help the reader envision the scene and understand what is going onWhat really impressed me because I love it when done well is that Mace balances a light touch hints of a courtship between two characters with a darker one the behavior of the 'good guys' during a particularly hellish combat moment In his 'Final Thoughts' on that later he reveals he strove to create some ambiguity about who were the 'good guys' and 'bad guys' and he nailed it I was for the British and French constantlyThis particular edition was a treat to read an enhanced e book loaded with extras The novel clocks in at about 480 pages with a rich collection of appendices to answer any armchair historian's uestions from a detailed list of military ranks with explanation a historical afterward that shares the fate of the major historical players and perhaps my favorite section an annotated list of what historical regiments from this novel still exist and in what form The book is peppered with illustrations either historical or contemporary renditions of the events at the time which I loved and appreciatedMace's 'Final Thoughts' in which he shares his thoughts on writing this novel was a pleasure to read I love reading about the craft of writing as much as the actual product and Mace echoes that refrain I've heard from other historical novelists a desire to balance accuracy with entertainment You can read a preview chapter at the publisher website to get a sense of Mace's style but I will again mention it took me two chapters and was worth it A wonderfully rich and detailed chunkster for those who like Georgian era historical fiction war stories or the FrancoAnglo divide

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I Stood With WellingtonAnd of a line company within the st Regiment of Foot Guards the elite of the British InfantryA series of indecisive clashes will lead to a collision between the two greatest military minds of the age and the bloodiest single day of the entire century as Wellington and Napoleon lead their armies to either immortality or oblivion For Captain Webster he fights for both his nation and to protect his young daughter in Brussels Along with the rest of the Guards Division he finds himself at the apex of the battle where the fate of the entire world will be decided at a place called Waterloo. Although the story seemed interesting I was unable to finish the book due to lack of formattingediting