Monday, 24 September 2012

Young Bloods Book Review

Young Bloods by Simon Scarrow is an amazing book about the lives of the 2 most famous Generals Napoleon and Wellington. The book starts of when both 2 men are born and grow up in two completely different places. Napoleon is poor and is just born after Corsica had been taken by the French is father plans to send him to France were he will grow up to become a soldiers as Napoleon dreams of being. Wellington is born fragile and almost close to death he is rushed to Dublin and is treated unlike Napoleon who grows up poor wellington is an aristocrat
And has all the money he desires. Young Bloods is an amazing book and talks about the strategies and ideas that these two Generals did and planned.

Simon Scarrow talks about these two peoples lives in very good detail and is able to map out the key concepts of what happened when the were alive. My favorite part in this book would be when Napoleon is in school in France and is asked to join in a snowball fight. Napoleon is selected leader of the team and manages to beat the other team in the snow ball game and because of this is given the scholarship to the military school he wants to go to. Simon Scarrow also mentions about key people in there lives and how want they did to wellington and Napoleon effected both there lives which makes the book very interesting to reed. There are 4 books in this series and all are linked together to span out there lives from there campaign in India to the loss at waterloo.

I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to ready the next part in Napoleons and Wellingtons conquest up the ranks and getting to were they were at the battle of waterloo. I have read one of Simon Scarrows books before and that is one of the main reasons I had decided to read this book.
ded to read this to. I really recomend this book it is a very good read and worth the money to buy it.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm sounds interesting, I am big fan of Historical fiction as well, because let's face it history is the greatest story ever told...being written? Thanks for sharing this with us.