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The Adventures of Jack Lark

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781472291554

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 29th September 2021

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

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The first three Victorian military adventures featuring hero Jack Lark, now available together in ebook. If you love Bernard Cornwell’s Sharpe series, Matthew Harffy and Patrick O’Brian, you won’t want to miss Paul Fraser Collard’s action-packed series.



‘Once again, Paul Fraser Collard proves he is a true master of action adventure’ MATTHEW HARFFY

‘Like all the best vintages Jack Lark has aged to perfection. Scarred, battered and bloody, his story continues to enthral’ ANTHONY RICHES



Crimean Peninsula, 1854. The men of the King’s Royal Fusiliers are in terrible trouble. Young officer Jack Lark has to act immediately and decisively. His life and the success of the campaign depend on it. But does he have the mettle, the officer qualities that are the life blood of the British Army?

From a poor background in London’s East End, Lark has risen through the ranks by stealth and guile and now he faces the ultimate test…


Bombay, 1856. Jack Lark barely survived the Battle of the Alma. In hospital, wounded, and with his stolen life left lying on the battlefield, he grasps a chance to prove himself a leader once more. Poor Captain Danbury is dead, but Jack will travel to his new regiment in India, under his name.

Exposed as a fraud, he’s rescued by the chaplain’s beautiful daughter, who has her own reasons to escape. They seek desperate refuge with the Maharajah of Sawadh, the charismatic leader whom the British Army must subdue. And, in return for his safety, Jack finds he must train the very army the British may soon have to fight…


Bombay, 1857. Jack Lark is living precariously as an officer when his heroic but fraudulent past is discovered by the Devil – Major Ballard, the army’s intelligence officer. Ballard is gathering a web of information to defend the British Empire, and he needs a man like Jack on his side.

Not far away, in Persia, the Shah is moving against British territory and, with the Russians whispering in his ear, seeks to conquer the crucial city of Herat. As the British march to war, Jack learns that secrets crucial to the campaign’s success are leaking into their enemies’ hands. Ballard has brought him to the battlefield to end a spy’s deceit. But who is the traitor?



‘Jack Lark is one of my favourite literary creations’ 5* Reader Review

‘Up there with the best of the genre’ 5* Reader Review

‘Collard’s development of Lark is brilliant’ 5* Reader Review

‘This truly is edge of the seat writing’ 5* Reader Review

‘A breathless, memorable read and I recommend it completely’ 5* Reader Review

‘SO good. Redcoats, gunpowder, and the horror of battle. Anyone who read Sharpe should devour this . . . A masterclass of grit and determination’ 5* Reader Review

‘WOW. This is a very fast paced story that I found incredibly difficult to put down . . . If you like Victorian novels especially military ones, this series is definitely for you’ 5* Reader Review

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