Arthur Wesley (the future Duke of Wellington) was born and bred to be a leader. With a firm belief that the nation must be led by a king, the red-coated British officer heads for battle against the French Republic, to restore the fallen monarchy.
Napoleon Bonaparte joins the French military on the eve of the Revolution. He believes leadership is won by merit, not by noble birth. When anarchy explodes in Paris, he's thrust into the 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, unaware that the fate of Europe will one day lie in their hands....
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Can't pick one. I have read/listen to so much about this time period (Sharpe series, et al), and I'm simply blown away.
Boney. You end up rooting for Bonaparte.
No, but I'll look for more.
Every character is so fleshed out. Just amazing.
If you have read/listened to Bernard Cornwell this is a must get.