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The Last Legionnaire

Jack Lark, Book 5
Narrated by: Dudley Hinton
Series: Jack Lark, Book 5
Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
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Paul Fraser Collard's Jack Lark series continues with The Last Legionnaire, which sees Jack marching into the biggest battle Europe has ever known. Fans of Bernard Cornwell and Simon Scarrow's Britannia will delight in the fast pace and vivid storytelling of Jack's fifth adventure.

Jack Lark has come a long way since his days as a gin palace pot boy. But can he surrender the thrill of freedom to return home?

London, 1859. After years of fighting for Queen and country, Jack walks back into his mother's East End gin palace a changed man. Haunted by the horrors of battle and the constant fight for survival, he longs for a life to call his own. But the city and its people have altered almost beyond recognition, and Jack cannot see a place for himself there.

A desperate moment leaves him indebted to the devil - intelligence officer Major John Ballard, who once again leads Jack to the battlefield with a task he can't refuse. He tried to deny being a soldier once. He won't make the same mistake again.

Europe is about to go to war. Jack Lark will march with them.

©2016 Paul Fraser Collard (P)2017 Headline Digital

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  • Wendy
  • 07-07-19

Another enjoyable read

If you haven't seen the others, watch out for them. This is a good story and the main character has a long journey ahead. I look forward to reading it?

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  • Lee D
  • 05-12-19

Interesting view on a little known European war.

Interesting insight on a war that is little known in Britain. Written with the visceral verve and deep knowledge that have become Collard's trademark. Perhaps a little contrived and possibly too obvious a bridge to the next installment in Jack Lark's journey, the story at times came across as an episodic filler. The sentiment was occasionally a bit too thick and overblown, becoming a drag on a narrative pace that was itching to be set free of it. But who cares! It was an informative, entertaining and all-round good yarn. Another excellent addition to the Jack Lark library and another relatively obscure and horrendously bloody battle exposed to our appalled gaze. Brilliantly read too. A thoroughly recommended buy in audio or written format.