Under Siege (Captain Rawson)

By Edward Marston

Within the wake of victory at Oudenarde, profession soldier Captain Daniel Rawson needs to take a number one position within the Allies’ new procedure - to invade extra into French territories and lay siege to Lille, the ‘pearl of its fortresses’.

He fights along the Duke of Marlborough, whose place and protection out of the country are threatened through politicians in England plotting his downfall – and by way of his outspoken and treasonous spouse, Sarah.

Meanwhile, Captain Rawson needs to deal with a brand new rival for his cherished, the gorgeous Amalia Janssen, rescue his comrade-in-arms, Henry Welbeck, and stay away from catch through ruthless French infantrymen.

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As for me, my gift is the honor of operating as a part of His Grace’s own employees. ’ ‘Does that suggest Henry obtained not anything in any respect? ’ ‘He acquired a letter of commendation. ’ ‘Really? Why did he by no means point out it to me? ’ ‘He’s too modest to take action. ’ ‘But it’s whatever to shout approximately from the rooftops. was once it written within the Duke of Marlborough’s personal hand? ’ ‘Every observe of it,’ he informed her. Daniel was once happy to determine her taking a look so good. the 1st time he’d met her, he’d been struck through her resilience and it was once seen back. Rachel looked as if it would have shrugged off her bad reviews in Lille. Even the flight from the city in the course of a bombardment hadn’t robbed her of her crucial zest. Eyeing him up and down, she beamed. ‘I idea I’d by no means marry one other soldier,’ she stated, ‘but I made an exception on your case. I loved being Madame Borrel even supposing that marriage fell in need of expectation. ’ ‘It was once a wedding in identify purely. ’ ‘That was once my criticism. ’ They laughed. ‘Not that i'll ever marry an officer. I’m like Henry Welbeck – I belong within the ranks. the key of happiness is to understand who you're and the place you top slot in. people with ridiculous targets continually lead lives of sadness. ’ She cackled. ‘That sounds similar to knowledge, doesn’t it? ’ ‘You’re a real thinker. ’ ‘No, I’m simply undeniable Rachel Rees and chuffed to be so. ’ ‘I needs to away, alas,’ he stated. ‘I need to come back to His Grace. ’ ‘Thank him for my horse and cart, won’t you? ’ ‘I’ll make some extent of doing so. ’ She regarded round. ‘I’m going to overlook all this, you recognize. ’ ‘I don’t comprehend. ’ ‘Being with an army,’ she defined. ‘I’ve spent too decades at it. Ned Granger – he used to be my moment husband – had an effective way of placing it. He acknowledged that combating in a struggle used to be typically sheer boredom with a bit of of terror thrown in. I’m commencing to become bored with the boredom and that i had sufficient terror in Lille to final me an entire life. ’ ‘Where will you cross, Rachel? ’ ‘Back domestic to Wales, I count on. ’ She gave a nearly girlish laugh. ‘Unless, that's, Henry makes me a suggestion I can’t refuse. ’ It have been their first style of conflict and of them hadn’t lived to go their judgement at the event. One were so badly wounded that he’d be an everlasting invalid and one other one had misplaced a watch. All who’d survived have been shaken up by way of their attack at the enemy. Henry Welbeck was once sorry that his recruits have been hurled into motion so quickly, yet that was once within the nature of conflict. French infantrymen couldn’t be anticipated to attend till each member of a British regiment was once absolutely expert. Having been taught to fireplace a musket, the recruits have been deemed prepared for conflict. while the sergeant visited the ragged band of survivors, they have been sitting at the floor, evaluating the bruises and scratches they’d picked up. there has been a despondent air approximately them. Even the impudent Ben Plummer used to be subdued. Welbeck knelt right down to communicate to the soldier whose empty eye socket used to be lined in bandaging. ‘How do you're feeling, lad? ’ he enquired. ‘I are looking to pass domestic, Sergeant,’ stated the opposite.

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