A Company of Spears (Matthew Hervey, Book 8) by Allan Mallinson

By Allan Mallinson

The 8th novel within the acclaimed and bestselling sequence reveals Hervey on his strategy to South Africa the place he's getting ready to shape a brand new physique of cavalry, the Cape fastened Rifles.

All seems set reasonable for significant Matthew Hervey: information of a good-looking legacy should still let him to buy command of his loved regiment, the sixth gentle Dragoons. he's resolved to marry, and quite to his shock, the thing of his affections — the widow of the overdue Sir Ivo Lankester — has effortlessly consented. yet he has reckoned with out the opportunism of a fellow officer with prepared money handy; and sooner than too lengthy, he's searching for a brand new posting. even if, Hervey has continuously been well-served by way of previous and constant associates, and Eyre Somervile involves his relief with the technique of advertising: there's desire of a guy to assist reorganize the neighborhood forces on the Cape Colony, and specifically to shape a brand new physique of horse.

At the Cape, Hervey is instantly thrown into frontier skirmishes with the Xhosa and Bushmen, however it is Eyre Somervile’s guide to diversity deep around the frontier, into the territory of the Zulus, that's his maximum try out. observed via the captivating, cultured, yet dissipated Edward Fairbrother, a black captain from the disbanded Royal African Corps and bastard son of a Jamaican planter, he makes touch with the mythical King Shaka, and thereafter warns Somervile of the chance that the increasing Zulu kingdom poses to the Cape Colony.
he climax of the radical is the conflict of Umtata River (August 1828), within which Hervey has to struggle as he hasn't ever fought earlier than, and in so doing saves the lifetime of the nephew of 1 of the Duke of Wellington’s closest friends.

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