The Army of the Night

The Army of the Night It s Napoleon s army needs to retreat from Spain and return to France but the main pass across the jagged peaks of the Pyrenees is within easy reach of the British forces In his search for an al

  • Title: The Army of the Night
  • Author: PaulCollis
  • ISBN: 9781478300823
  • Page: 319
  • Format: Paperback
  • It s 1813 Napoleon s army needs to retreat from Spain and return to France, but the main pass across the jagged peaks of the Pyrenees is within easy reach of the British forces In his search for an alternative escape route, Alaine Bellanger discovers than just a mountain trail High up in a cleft between two peaks, he finds something very strange and someone evenIt s 1813 Napoleon s army needs to retreat from Spain and return to France, but the main pass across the jagged peaks of the Pyrenees is within easy reach of the British forces In his search for an alternative escape route, Alaine Bellanger discovers than just a mountain trail High up in a cleft between two peaks, he finds something very strange and someone even stranger But who can he tell And who would believe him

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    1. This is written in a quick, understated way that really helps create the atmosphere. I'm shelving it as fantasy, although I'd rather be more specific, but that's a spoiler. What Alaine finds & the reactions surrounding it are what really made the story pop for me. Perfect Halloween read.

    2. This was even better than the author's The Scottish Movie. If you’ve read that book, you’ll recognize the broad strokes of the plot, which played a cameo in the longer novel. The setting and plot were offered there with a jokey nod and a wink, but the novella here is rather a serious work that can stand on its own. It’s a quick and enjoyable read, especially if you like good historical fiction. The protagonist is one of Napoleon’s agents, though Napoleon himself and the Duke of Wellingto [...]

    3. I was expecting this to be campy and jokey through and through. On the synopsis level it is, but I can't give that without spoiling the twist. But down into the story itself, it comes off sympathetic and intriguing, and even a little tragic. It's very well done.

    4. As the author I'd say that for those who like tales about secret agents, Napoleon Bonaparte, the Duke of Wellington and werewolves, this 56-page short story has to be on their list. And some readers at Smashwords seem to like it.

    5. What a great short story! I was hooked from the first page, and could not put it down. I must say there is a soft spot in my heart for true werewolf tales.(not the YA love story werewolf). I was very pleasantly surprised at the skill in writing Mr. Collis has. Nice structure, beautiful detail, and a smooth story line. I really enjoyed this story and will check other works by Paul Collis.

    6. A well written mystery and suspense story. It hooks the reader since the very first page. My favourite part: the testimony of the Rifleman Arthur Noakes. Downloaded for free from smashwords

    7. As a history and geography buff, the book was a lot better in the beginning, before any fantastical beast entered the scene. I did actually liked it when it was a story about someone trying to find an old unused mountain passage. After finding out the big secret the book just went downhill.Teach me a lesson, not reading the blurb before getting the book.

    8. I’m not normally a big fan of historical fiction, but I thought the basic premise of this novella added a supernatural twist which would make for an interesting story. Unfortunately, that didn’t turn out to be the case, at least not in my opinion. Full review on the blog: knockinbooks/reviews/t

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