Thursday, April 16, 2015

Blog Tour: The Last Campaign: Review

The Last Campaign
By David Ebsworth

1815 - On the bloody fields of Waterloo, a battle-weary canteen mistress of Bonaparte’s Imperial Guard battalions must fight to free her daughter from all the perils that war will hurl against them – before this last campaign can kill them both.

“Superb! David Ebsworth has really brought these dramatic events to life. His description of the fighting is particularly vivid and compelling.” (Andrew W. Field, author of Waterloo: The French Perspective and its companion volume, Prelude to Waterloo: Quatre Bras)

A novel of action and intrigue based on the real-life exploits of two women who fought, in their own right, within Napoleon’s army.

Includes a Battlefield Tour Guide for those wanting to follow the route taken by the story’s main characters or to visit the sites of the 1815 Waterloo Campaign.

My Thoughts:

I was intrigued by this book because I'm a huge history nerd. This was an exciting change of pace from what I normally read. But it was still fun.

  • I love the setting. Waterloo in the 1815 battle. Absolute yes.
  • It's incredible to read about these two women in Napoleon's time. Especially since their trials were real-life.
  • I enjoyed the writing style. It was smooth and flowed well, as well as told the story the way it should be told.
  • The only thing I didn't love is that it was hard to get into. The beginning is a bit slow for my taste.
4 stars


David Ebsworth is the pen name of writer, Dave McCall, a former negotiator and Regional Secretary for Britain's Transport & General Workers’ Union. He was born in Liverpool (UK) but has lived for the past thirty years in Wrexham, North Wales, with his wife, Ann. Following his retirement, Dave began to write seriously in 2009.





1 comment:

  1. Hi Ashley and thanks for hosting this stop on the book tour. Thanks for the review as well. Short, sharp and to-the-point - just the way I like them! Happy to pick up nay comments. Best regards. Dave