A Call to Arms

Author(s): Allan Mallinson
Series: Matthew Hervey Series No: 4
Imprint: Clipper Audio
CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: CP0153
Released: Oct 10, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470317959
Narrator/s: Errick Graham
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It's 1819, and the last two years have been tough for Matthew Hervey-his beloved wife is dead and he has turned his back on the cavalry regiment. Hervey travels to Rome with his sister and meets one of England's most controversial figures who reminds him of why he joined the Light Dragoons. He rejoins, and is assigned a new troop and horses. They must travel to India and advance through the jungle-unaware that a large number of Burmese warboats are awaiting their arrival.

Professional reviews

"In 1819, Lieutenant Hervey (Mallinson's continuing character), bereaved widower and ex-Dragoon, travels to Italy and is befriended by the poet Shelley. When Hervey is persuaded to return to the military, he is put in charge of a regiment to be posted to India, where a campaign against the Burmese awaits. Erick Graham, who has read the previous novels in this series, captures the formality of British social and military life in his elegant and deliberate performance. Conversations sound natural and flow freely despite one character's speech impediment. This is definitely a period piece with a lot of military detail, some of it (how horses are managed on a long sea voyage, for instance) quite interesting. J.G.B. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"