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The Scarlet Thief (Jack Lark, #1) The New Richard Sharpe Bursts Onto The Historical Adventure Scene In A Brilliant, Action Packed Debut Of Redcoat Battle And Bloodshed.1854 The Banks Of The Alma River, Crimean Peninsular The Redcoats Stagger To A Bloody Halt The Men Of The King S Royal Fusiliers Are In Terrible Trouble, Ducking And Twisting As The Storm Of Shot, Shell And Bullet Tear Through Their Ranks Officer Jack Lark Has To Act Immediately And Decisively His Life And The Success Of The Campaign Depend On It But Does He Have The Mettle, The Officer Qualities That Are The Life Blood Of The British Army From A Poor Background Lark Has Risen Through The Ranks By Stealth And Guile And Now He Faces The Ultimate Test THE SCARLET THIEF Introduces Us To A Formidable And Compelling Hero Brutally Courageous, Roguish, Ambitious In A Historical Novel As Robust As It Is Thrillingly Authentic By An Author Who Brings History And Battle Vividly Alive.


10 thoughts on “The Scarlet Thief (Jack Lark, #1)

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    Find this and other reviews at image of a British Redcoat is indicative of one thing here in the United States and sarcastic as I am, I can t help wondering how many Americans, on seeing the cover, associate Paul Fraser Collard s The Scarlet Thief with the American Revolution Spoiler alert folks, the title has absolutely nothing to do with our fight for independence.If you read the jacket description, you ll discover that the narrative actually takes Find this and other reviews at image of a British Redcoat is indicative of one thing here in the United States and sarcastic as I am, I can t help wondering how many Americans, on seeing the cover, associate Paul Fraser Collard s The Scarlet Thief with the American Revolution Spoiler alert folks, the title has absolutely nothing to do with our fight for independence.If you read the jacket description, you ll discover that the narrative actually takes place during the Crimean War which raged from 1853 to 1856 on a major peninsula in Eastern Europe, a fact which leads to one of my favorite aspects of the book I knew the basics of the conflict when I picked up Collard s work, but I was otherwise flying blind with only a prayer that I d be able to follow the battle ...


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    Redcoats.The world sends a strange thrill through you, doesn t it Especially if you re English, I suppose Makes you want to start singing Rule Britannia And the redcoat era of the British army covers some pretty momentous times The Jacobite rebellion in the 1740s The war of American Independence in the 1770s The Napoleonic wars of the early 19th century The Raj The Zulu wars And then there was the Crimean Funny thing is that few people if you ask them in the street will be able to te Redcoats.The world sends a strange thrill through you, doesn t it Especially if you re English, I suppose Makes you want to start singing Rule Britannia And the redcoat era of the B...


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    I think about the only time I willingly put The Scarlet Thief down was to go order the next one It s THAT good.The 19th Century is not a period of history I know a right lot about Make that nothing However, now I ve found Paul Fraser Collard and Jack Lark, I think all that s about to change Lark is a character, an attitude, a book and a period that stays long after I ve turned the last page PFC writes him with energy, style and enthusiasm for the whole that really is infectious You car I think about the only time I willingly put The Scarlet Thief down was to go order the next one It s THAT good.The 19th Century is not a period of history I know a rig...


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    ReviewPaul Collard in the form of Jack Lark provide the reader with a new man, not a hero, but a man flawed and heroic, a product of his environment, but with a desire to pull himself away from the squalor that is the lot of the poor man in the 1850 s.His story has flashes of the writing that gave Bernard Cornwell his man Sharpe, but it is also , There is no pretence to the man which is funny given that his entire career a...


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    In choosing this book I was going out of my usual comfort zone, although not entirely as I love historical fiction I had been studying the Poem The Charge of the Light Brigade in English and the time period of the Crimean War was of interest Although the battle mainly featured in this is the Battle of Alma, not Balaclava as written about in aforementioned poem.Anyway the book follows the fortunes and misfortunes of Jack Lark, a humble but resourceful orderly who has dreams of bettering himself In choosing this book I was going out of my usual comfort zone, although not entirely as I love historical fiction I had been studying the Poem The Charge of the Light Brigade in English and the time period of the Crimean War was of interest Although the battle mainly featured in this is the Battle of Alma, not Balaclava as written about in aforementioned poem.Anyway the book follows the fortunes and misfortunes of Jack Lark, a humble but resourceful orderly who has dreams of bettering himself, but stuck in an army where money talks to get you advancement rather than your potential skills as a soldier He has a sweetheart, Molly He also has an arch enemy, Slater He is a big bul...


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    I really enjoyed this book and the idea at the heart of the story, which is that our hero Jack Lark, from a poor part of London, steals the identity of a wealthy officer There are interesting sub plots and a good mix of characters The book is mainly set around the battle of Alma during the Crimea war The action is very well depicted and the battle scenes quite gory It is well writtn and has just enough historical detail to make us feel part of the adventure without weighing us down with too I really enjoyed this book and the idea ...


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    I actually wrote a few notes for this book and they are really harsh I must have been in quite the mood I shall not be that severe now that I ve had a little time to digest what I ve read I didn t read very far before finding this wasn t my kind of hero I thought him seriously wussy, he came across too everyman without enough character No matter how hard I try not too, these type of stories always get compared to Richard Sharpe and because I love that character so much..no one else can c I actually wrote a few notes for this book and they are really harsh I must have been in quite the mood I shall not be that severe now...


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    I won The Scarlet Thief for free in a first reads giveaway, and I am so pleased because from the very first paragraph I was hooked The captivating plot with its seamless and intense narrative had me soon investing in the characters fates I definitely want to read The Maharajah s General I adore the Sharpe series and feel Jack Lark is a wonderful antidote for anyone who misses the atmosphere of Richard Sharpe s world or anything similar Many thanks to the author publisher for the opportunity I won The Scarlet Thief for free in a first reads giveaway, and I am so pleased because from the very first paragraph I was hooked The captivating plot with its seamless and intense narrative had me soon investing in the characters fates I definitely want to read The Maharajah s General I adore the Sharpe series and feel Jack Lark is a wonderful antidote for anyone who misses the atmosphere of Richard Sharpe s world or anyth...


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    The Original Review A great read with an interesting take on the Crimean War, with some excellent writing If you loved Bernard Cornwell, then you ll love this The Founding FieldsI m a huge fan of Bernard Cornwell s novels, having read as many that I can get my hands on and have several of his books sitting on my shelves waiting for me to get round to He was the author that got me into historical fiction, alongside Simon Scarrow, and it s always nic The Original Review A great read with an interesting take on the Crimean War, with some excellent writing If you loved Bernard Cornwell, then you ll love this The Founding FieldsI m a huge fan of Bernard Cornwell s novels, having read as many that I can get my hands on and have several of his books sitting on my shelves waiting for me to get round to He was the author that got me into historical fiction, alongside Simon Scarrow, and it s always nice to discover new authors who are writing in the past and The Scarlet Thief, penned by Paul Fraser Collard is one of these terrific debuts that all fans of historical fiction should enjoy The new Richard Sharpe bursts onto the historical adventure scene in a brilliant, action packed debut of Redcoat battle and bloodshed.1854 The banks of the Alma River...


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    Other than the fact that The Crimean War took place, I know nothing about it Heck, my fine American public school education in history barely mentioned Waterloo So, once again I ventured into unknown historical fiction territory as I, after being poked and prodded for months to do so by various sources, finally picked up The Scarlet Thief by Paul Fraser Collard I must offer a public thank you to those various sources for their sage advice The author has delivered an exciting tale one of tho Other than the fact that The Crimean War took place, I know nothing about it Heck, my fine American public school education in history barely mentioned Waterloo So, once again I ventured into unknown historical fiction territory as I, after being poked and prodded for months to do so by various sources, finally picked up The Scarlet Thief by Paul Fraser Collard I must offer a public thank you to those various sources for their sage advice The author has delivered an exciting tale one of tho...


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