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Allan Mallinson


A Close Run Thing.
Although set at the battle of Waterloo, you kind of need to read this one before you can go on to the more imperial minded books later in the series. It is this book that first introduces the Matthew Hervey character.

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The Nizam's Daughters
This is the second part of Matthew Hervey series. It sees the cavalry officer accompany Wellington to India to act as an intelligence officer in the princely state of Chintal. This book was also published as 'Honourable Company: A Novel of India before the Raj'.

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A Regimental Affair
The third book in the series sees Matthew Hervey posted back to England only to see it on the verge of a revolution of its own. There is some relief when they are sent to Canada but the hostile border with the USA creates its own problems.

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A Call to Arms
The fourth book of the series sees Matthew Hervey posted back to India only to be sent on to do battle in the Burmese jungles.

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The Sabre's Edge
The fifth book in the series sees Matthew Hervey in India in 1824 defending the fort at Bhurtpore from a usurping prince.

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Rumours of War
The sixth book sees Matthew Hervey return to Europe to go back to one of his old hunting grounds in Portugal in service of a Portugese regent.

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An Act of Courage
The seventh book in the series sees Matthew Hervey interred as a prisoner in a Spanish cell in Badajoz. It reminds him of his time as a cornet at the battle of Corunna back in 1812.

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Company of Spears
The eighth book in the series sees Matthew Hervey posted to South Africa where he comes up against the deadly Zulu army under its legendary chief Shaka.

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Man of War
The ninth book of the series sees Matthew Hervey on the water en route to the Mediterranean, the Ionian islands and the battle of Navarino Bay.

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Warrior
The tenth book in the series is set on the Eastern Frontier of the Cape Colony in 1828. Xhosa tribesmen are making incursions across the border, threatening the stability of the eastern frontier. When Matthew Hervey is recalled to South Africa, he and his troop of mounted rifles come into conflict with Shaka, legendary warrior-king of the Zulu. It is an unfamiliar and deadly world.

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On His Majesty's Service
The eleventh book in the series. The war is over but new prospects beckon in Eastern Europe.

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