Jack Lark: Rogue (A Jack Lark Short Story)
An unputdownable short story of growing up in Victorian London
By Paul Fraser Collard
The first e-novella featuring the early life of Jack Lark: soldier, leader, imposter.
Rogue by Paul Fraser Collard recounts the early life of roguish hero Jack Lark - dubbed 'Sharpe meets the Talented Mr Ripley'- who will one day become The Scarlet Thief. This series is a must-read for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Simon Scarrow. 'An appealing and formidable hero' - Sunday Express
As pot boy at his mother's infamous London gin palace, Jack Lark is no stranger to trouble.
Between dog fights and street scuffles, if he's not being set upon, he's starting a brawl himself. But when an unlikely ally draws him from the dark alleys of the East End into the bright lights of a masked ball, he gets a glimpse of another life. That life, once seen, is impossible to forget.
Jack will do anything to outwit, outsmart and escape the cruelty in his own home. He is determined to get out, but what price will he be forced to pay for his freedom?
Paul's love of military history started at an early age. A childhood spent watching films like Waterloo and Zulu whilst reading Sharpe, Flashman and the occasional Commando comic, gave him a desire to know more of the men who fought in the great wars of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. At school, Paul was determined to become an officer in the British army and he succeeded in winning an Army Scholarship. However, Paul chose to give up his boyhood ambition and instead went into the finance industry. Paul stills works in the City, and lives with his wife and three children in Kent.
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04 Dec 2014
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Page-turning adventure, a hero with issues yet who's likable, and antagonists you will love to hate... It was hard to put down and a real pleasure to read. If you enjoy books by Bernard Cornwell, you'll want to put this book on your reading list — Historical Novel Society on THE MAHARAJAH'S GENERAL
Brilliant . . . I look forward to reading more of Jack Lark — Bernard Cornwell on THE SCARLET THIEF
Jack Lark is an unforgettable new hero — Anthony Riches on THE SCARLET THIEF
Savage, courageous, and clever — Goodreads on THE SCARLET THIEF
The spirit of Sharpe lives again in another time, in another war, in the guise of Jack Lark — Parmenion Books on THE MAHARAJAH'S GENERAL