Leopardkill – A Cavalry Tale
Joshua Lock and John Killen’s second adventure (and sequel to Walls of Jericho) is finally released on Amazon Kindle, with the paperback due on 1st October!
It seems slightly weird that a story set during the bitter cold winter weather of the retreat to Corunna in 1808-09 should be published in the hottest summer for a number of years, but that’s the British for you 😉 Actually the publishers are just following a trend which sees loads of new releases in the autumn ready for the Christmas surge in book sales. We live in hope! 🙂
The (slightly curtailed to allow for publisher’s promotional bits) back page blurb:
In the autumn of 1808 a murderous French spy flees Lisbon. And what he has stolen is deadly secret.
Cavalrymen Sergeant Joshua Lock and Captain John Killen pursue the traitor across Portugal and deep into Spain, where Sir John Moore’s army is ordered to march in support of Spanish troops. But the Spaniards seem to have turned against their new allies.
Battered by ferocious winter storms, morale and discipline crumbling, every man must decide for himself: who is friend, and who is foe. With Napoleon at their backs should the outnumbered, starving British turn and fight…or run for the sea, and home?
And here are the REALLY important bits – the links 😉
If any of you like the story, I’d be really grateful for a review, either posted on the site you bought the book from or emailed via my contact page on www.cavalrytales.co.uk Although reviews might not seem like much, even just a few words and a rating makes a really big difference to the number of people who get to see the book.
Thanks very much in advance!