Regular price: $19.95
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for $19.95
In December, he is tried by the Chamber of Peers, convicted and sentenced to death in direct violation of the Treaty of Paris that formally ended the war the month prior. This outrages both Ney's former soldiers, as well as his old enemy, the British Duke of Wellington. In a strange twist of fate, Ney finds the unlikeliest of allies in Wellington, his former arch nemesis. Just prior to being taken away to be shot by firing squad in the early hours before dawn on 7 December 1815, the Duke cryptically tells him, "Death is just the beginning". Three years later, a quiet and mysterious stranger arrives in South Carolina to take up position as headmaster of the local school. Though he is soon deeply respected by both students and the greater community, he is an extremely private person who divulges almost nothing about himself. A series of intriguing events in the coming years will only add to the mystery surrounding the enigmatic schoolteacher, who is clearly more than he appears.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By James Buckner on 11-09-17
Fascinating Historical Adventure
I really enjoyed this story. It is written very well and the change in narration (for different characters) is pretty cool. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone whether or not they know anything about Marshal Ney and/or this time period.
• "It's a good book for anyone regardless of their background."