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Sword of Fortune

(The first book in the Sword of India series)
A novel by

India, 1778.

Richard Bryant arrives in India as a humble clerk with the John Company.

But he is driven by an ambition and military enthusiasm that sees him rise beyond his status.

He has barely been in Bombay a year when a disastrous love affair with Barbara Smythe forces him to flee the city.

He enters the Indian jungle.

It is the start of a new life as an outlaw, relying on his wits and his pistols to survive.

In the escapades and dangers which lie ahead, Richard becomes an adventurer on a grand scale.

He commands French regiments at the court of the feared Begum Sombre, making enemies of every nationality and, in time, carving his own kingdom out of the jungle.

Feared by princes, marauders and fellow mercenaries alike, Richard finds a place for himself in the world.

But there are terrible scores to be settled, even at the risk of throwing all of his glory away...

'Sword of Fortune' is an epic military adventure set against the backdrop of the flourishing British empire.
Christopher Nicole is a prolific British writer of over 200 novels and non-fiction books since 1957. He wrote as Christopher Nicole under several pseudonyms including Peter Grange, Andrew York,Robin Cade, Mark Logan, Christina Nicholson, Alison York, Leslie Arlen, Robin Nicholson, C.R. Nicholson, Daniel Adams,Simon McKay, Caroline Gray and Alan Savage. He also wrote under the penname Max Marlow co-authoring with his wife, fellow author Diana Bachmann.

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Hardback Editions

December 1990 : UK Hardback

Title: Sword of Fortune
Author(s): Christopher Nicole
ISBN: 0-7126-2585-2 / 978-0-7126-2585-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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Kindle Editions

October 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Sword of Fortune (Sword of India Book 1)
Author(s): Christopher Nicole
Publisher: Endeavour Media
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