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Red Runs the Helmand

(2011)
(The third book in the Anthony Morgan Trilogy series)
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Set in the 1880s, this is a gripping adventure in which Mercer brilliantly reenacts the lives of soldiers in the Second Anglo-Afghan War.

Anthony Morgan, now just appointed as general, has two of his sons, one his legitimate heir, one his bastard, both fighting in the ranks.

Morgan has arrived just as one of the rival princelings has begun to control Herat, and is determined to carve out some power for himself, and so embarks upon marching to Kandahar, determined to remove the British governor and take the city and province as his own kingdom.

Morgan's life is not made easier by problems with the other generals and in particular his own difficulties in dealing with the growing rivalry between his two sons.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"A storyteller who knows the humour, the fear and the frenzy of men in battle." - Bernard Cornwell


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Used availability for Patrick Mercer's Red Runs the Helmand

Hardback Editions

April 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Red Runs the Helmand
Author(s): Patrick Mercer
ISBN: 0-00-730275-4 / 978-0-00-730275-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

January 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Red Runs the Helmand
Author(s): Patrick Mercer
ISBN: 0-00-730277-0 / 978-0-00-730277-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Red Runs the Helmand
Author(s): Patrick Mercer
ISBN: 0-00-730276-2 / 978-0-00-730276-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

November 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Red Runs the Helmand
Author(s): Patrick Mercer
Publisher: Lume Books
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April 2011 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Red Runs the Helmand
Author(s): Patrick Mercer
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU