Dynasty #14: Campaigners Paperback – Jul 25 1991
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From the Publisher
In the Morland Dynasty Series, the majestic sweep of English history is richly and movingly portrayed through the fictional lives of the Morland family. The 22 volumes that comprise this elegantly produced series offer entertainment of the most compelling kind. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
About the Author
Cynthia Harrod-Eagles is the author of the contemporary Bill Slider Mystery series as well as the Morland Dynasty novels. Her passions are music, wine, horses, architecture and the English countryside.
Top Customer Reviews
Heloise is one of my favorite characters in this one of the series, she is the kind of woman that I can relate too. Also love Lucy and the change in her character. Anyways, I love reading this series and so far have enjoyed every book up to this one.
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This is a very strong addition to the series, again, with some very strong characters and character development. The titles of the books in this series often have a double meaning; in this case, you could consider Rosamund and Sophie as kind of campaigners in the marriage market, even as Wellington and his men campaign against Napoleon. Although the outcome of the war is of course well known, I found myself invested enough in the characters to care about who survives this particular chapter of history--or not. The novel features many returning characters, but introduces a nice collection of new ones that I hope to see in future installments of the series. Plus, there's that rivalry between Benedict and Nicholas, still children here, which threatens to blow into a full conflict later on...
The author's descriptions of the period are excellent, describing as they do the calm before the storm, so to speak: the day to day lives of people in English society, leading up to that famous ball on the eve of the battle of Waterloo, and through the battle itself. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Harrod-Eagles is especially skilled at battle scenes. Once again the Morland family has a front-row seat to what's going on, and are indeed active participants. It's an interesting way to learn about history, especially since I don't know much about the 19th century pre-Victoria. Military history seems to be something that Cynthia Harrod-Eagles is passionately interested in, as seen in the descriptions of the battle at Quatre Bras and Waterloo.
Would recommend this to anyone who enjoys historical novels. Great