Forever the Colours
By Richard Thomas
Published by Union Bridge Books
Category War & military
Spring 2015 (1st March - 14th May
A young soldier injured on the battlefield of modern-day Afghanistan awakens to a nightmarish world of cannon smoke and gunfire and the realisation that he has somehow been transported back to 1880 on the eve of one of the British army’s worst defeats, the battle of Maiwand.
Richard Thomas lives on the Isle of Wight with his wife, Kelly, and their four children. ‘Forever the Colours’ is his debut novel and he is currently working on the next in the series, ‘Flying the Colours’.
A very clever cocktail of fiction, history and factual characters that concluded with a battle depicted with such detail that you could almost smell the combat. The unforeseen and very unanticipated twist at the end of the book leaves the reader eagerly awaiting the sequel.
A thrilling story line which had my gripped from the start to the finish!
One of those books that you find difficult to put down,great reading!
Great read..history, humour and adventure with intrigue ..loved it!
I bought this book for my father for Christmas but as he passed away on the 29th of December he did not get time to read it, so I decided to read it. It is not the sort of book I would normally read, but I was absolutely gripped by it and cannot wait for the next part of the story.
Great book, well researched.
Could not put it down, had to finish it in a power cut with a torch!
Not read it I bought it for my Dad for Christmas and he hasn't moaned about yet. Good luck!
Brilliant read Book of the year
It grew on me like a wart
A brilliant book, sat in my garden one sunny Sunday last year. I was transported to a time that was bought to life by the author's ability to set a scene of magnificent accuracy. It was an adrenaline packed journey through time. Can't wait for the next book.
Well written. Very good read
Great read. Couldn't put it down
A thrilling exploration through time, from the very start! Bravo
brilliant read, I could almost smell the cordite and taste the dust!
Blooming good read!
Great book, Great read, Great author
Outstanding story that not only covers a long forgotten battle, but also throws in the mix a lot of great humour, realism, excitement, sadness and horror! It is a book that you really don't want to put down once started, as it grabs your imagination so quickly, and takes you to a place that is so fantastic and realistic all at the same time. All credit to this first time author for producing a great first novel. Only criticism would be the length, as it was disappointing to reach the end I suppose. But according to the authors Facebook page the next will be nearly double in length! For that, I cannot wait. Stuart T.
A thrilling read with believable characters