The True Soldier (Jack Lark, Book 6)
A gripping military adventure of a roguish British soldier and the American Civil War
By Paul Fraser Collard
The sixth action-packed Victorian military adventure featuring hero Jack Lark: soldier, leader, imposter.
Roguish hero Jack Lark - dubbed 'Sharpe meets the Talented Mr Ripley' - travels to America to reinvent himself as the American Civil War looms... A must-read for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Simon Scarrow.
'Nobody writing today depicts the chaos, terror and brutality of war better than Paul Fraser Collard' Matthew Harffy
'This ain't the kind of war you are used to. It's brother against brother, countryman against countryman'
April, 1861. Jack Lark arrives in Boston as civil war storms across America.
A hardened soldier, Jack has always gone where he was ordered to go - and killed the enemy he was ordered to kill. But when he becomes a sergeant for the Union army, he realises that this conflict between North and South is different. Men are choosing to fight - and die - for a cause they believe in.
The people of Boston think it will take just one, great battle. But, with years of experience, Jack knows better. This is the beginning of something that will tear a country apart - and force Jack to see what he is truly fighting for.
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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13 Jul 2017
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It worked its magic on me and made me love it so much so that once again I miss Jack Lark... a year is a long time to wait until his next adventure — Parmenion Books
This is such a strong series... and I do believe The True Soldier could be among the best — For Winter Nights
Plenty of honour and action in a satisfying slab of martial adventure — Daily Sport
A thrilling novel — Sunday Express
An action-packed adventure guaranteed to get the pulse racing — Historical Novel Society
Paul Fraser Collard is a master of action historical fiction. The True Soldier is another exciting epic adventure in the Jack Lark series. Nobody writing today depicts the chaos, terror and brutality of war better than Paul Fraser Collard. Jack Lark is a perfect flawed hero, whose deep-seated resentment of the inequalities of nineteenth century society allows Collard to investigate the political history of the bloody wars in which Lark finds himself fighting — Matthew Harffy