A fallen aristocrat must prove himself in the furnace of Napoleon’s army...
1795: Confusion and fear reign in the French Republic. With her troops facing starvation and annihilation on three fronts, France is killing her patriots.
Alain Lausard, an aristocrat whose family were massacred in The Terror, rots in prison. But in a desperate move to save the Italian campaign, now commanded by a young Napoleon Bonaparte, the Directory enlists condemned criminals. For Lausard, the promise of death on the battlefield is all he wants.
Trained as a soldier, Lausard commands respect for turning his ragged miscreants into ruthless cavalry. Yet tensions remain. As the unit falls under the command of the despotic Cezar, a hazardous mission behind enemy lines threatens everything…
Bonaparte’s Sons, the first of the Alain Lausard adventures, is perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell’s Sharpe, Paul Fraser Collard and Iain Gale.Praise for Richard Howard
‘Lovers of historical fiction won’t be able to wait to get their teeth into this one’ Newcastle Upon Tyne Evening Chronicle
‘A realistic look at the brutality of Napoleonic warfare. An enjoyable read’ Historical Novel Review
‘Howard writes with authority about life in the French army under Napoleon’ Cork Examiner
About the Author
Richard Howard is the pseudonym of a bestselling British author who usually works in another genre. However, his love of the Napoleonic Wars, his life long interest in military history and particularly, the material offered by the campaigns of Napoleon drove him to write the series of novels featuring Alain Lausard and the men who fight alongside him.