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The True Soldier (Jack Lark, Book 6)

American Civil War, Battle of Bull Run, 1861
  • Author
    • Paul Fraser Collard
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The sixth book in the dark historical military adventure series for fans of Bernard Cornwell, Ken Follet and Matthew Harffy.

'Brilliant' Bernard Cornwell

'Like all the best vintages Jack Lark has aged to perfection. Scarred, battered and bloody, his story continues to enthral' Anthony Riches

'Nobody writing today depicts the chaos, terror and brutality of war better' Matthew Harffy

'This ain't the kind of war you are used to. It's brother against brother, countryman against countryman'

April, 1861. Jack Lark arrives in Boston as civil war storms across America.

A hardened soldier, Jack has always gone where he was ordered to go - and killed the enemy he was ordered to kill. But when he becomes a sergeant for the Union army, he realises that this conflict between North and South is different. Men are choosing to fight - and die - for a cause they believe in.

The people of Boston think it will take just one, great battle. But, with years of experience, Jack knows better. This is the beginning of something that will tear a country apart - and force Jack to see what he is truly fighting for.




'Paul Fraser Collard does for the mid-19th-century what Bernard Cornwell's 'Sharpe' books did for the Napoleonic wars'

'This book is really extraordinary, the author's research and the descriptions of life in the military is first rate'

'I'm yet to have a single complaint about anything that Paul Collard has written'

'Such a thrilling story that capture the futility of war'

'A contender for best of the series'
  • Published: Mar 22 2018
  • Pages: 496
  • 196 x 128mm
  • ISBN: 9781472239068
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Press Reviews

  • Parmenion Books
    It worked its magic on me and made me love it so much so that once again I miss Jack Lark... a year is a long time to wait until his next adventure
  • Daily Sport
    Plenty of honour and action in a satisfying slab of martial adventure
  • For Winter Nights
    This is such a strong series... and I do believe The True Soldier could be among the best
  • Sunday Express
    A thrilling novel
  • Historical Novel Society
    An action-packed adventure guaranteed to get the pulse racing
  • Matthew Harffy

    Paul Fraser Collard is a master of action historical fiction. The True Soldier is another exciting epic adventure in the Jack Lark series. Nobody writing today depicts the chaos, terror and brutality of war better than Paul Fraser Collard. Jack Lark is a perfect flawed hero, whose deep-seated resentment of the inequalities of nineteenth century society allows Collard to investigate the political history of the bloody wars in which Lark finds himself fighting