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By Edward Marston

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

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

Meanwhile, Captain Rawson needs to cope with a brand new rival for his cherished, the attractive Amalia Janssen, rescue his comrade-in-arms, Henry Welbeck, and steer clear of seize by way of ruthless French infantrymen.

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I didn’t permit her in – she jumped over the barricades. ’ ‘That’s the dazzling thing,’ mused Daniel. ‘You’re to boot defended as Lille. No different lady has ever acquired previous your outer ramparts but they don’t seem to exist for Rachel. She’s laid siege to you, Henry. She’s fired presents at you from her cannon. Rachel Rees has entrenched herself round you and may wait patiently till you settle to give up. ’ ‘Then she will watch for all bleeding eternity,’ acknowledged Welbeck with a dismissive gesture. ‘I wouldn’t contact that harpy for a king’s ransom. yet inform me concerning the girl on your lifestyles, Dan,’ he further, prepared to maneuver clear of the topic of Rachel Rees. ‘Have you heard from leave out Janssen lately? ’ Daniel’s face clouded. ‘Not from her,’ he acknowledged, ‘but I’ve heard of Amalia and, to be honest, i used to be really involved. ’ ‘Go on. ’ ‘Well, her identify was once pointed out in a letter to His Grace. ’ Daniel advised him concerning the information relating Amalia and what sort of it had disappointed him to listen to that she was once mourning an in depth good friend. What questioned him used to be that he couldn’t make a decision who that buddy should be. ‘Was it a guy or a girl? ’ requested Welbeck. ‘The letter didn’t say. ’ ‘Is she nonetheless in England? ’ ‘I think so. ’ ‘Does pass over Janssen have many shut associates? ’ ‘No, Henry,’ acknowledged Daniel. ‘That’s the unusual factor. She has a truly small circle of associates and they’re nearly solely girl. ’ ‘That’s now not totally real, Dan. ’ ‘What do you suggest? ’ ‘Well. I’d say that her ally was once a undeniable Captain Rawson of the twenty fourth. ’ Welbeck winked at him. ‘Do you occur to understand if that good-looking satan remains to be alive? ’ Amalia Janssen had no court cases approximately their hospitality. They have been good fed and residing in severe convenience. Sir John Rievers were aware of their wishes, calling on them each day to determine how they have been and what they sought after. whereas she held to the assumption that Daniel was once nonetheless alive, Amalia used to be afflicted by way of fleeting doubts. within the desire of banishing them, she determined to honour a promise she’d made to him to go to Somerset. whilst Sir John provided to accompany them, she in a well mannered way declined, no longer wishing to trespass much more on his kindness. Amalia was once additionally watching for an get away from where the place she’d bought such appalling information. so long as their host was once with them, she’d be reminded of that negative second. continual drizzle grew to become the 1st day in their trip right into a sodden and depressing affair. Amalia, her father and her maidservant spent more often than not huddled up within the trainer. by way of past contract, Janssen and Beatrix by no means brought the identify of Daniel Rawson into the dialog and attempted in its place to divert Amalia with prattle on quite a few issues. If she herself talked of Daniel, the others voiced their conviction that the record of his loss of life used to be undoubtedly incorrect. Their dispensed activity used to be to strengthen her morale. after they eventually acquired to Somerset, they have been greeted by means of hot sunshine. Amalia took the advance within the climate as a hopeful portent. the 1st position they visited was once the farm the place Daniel have been born and taken up.

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