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Flashman and the Angel of the Lord

Feb 08, Steve rated it liked it. Fraser obviously is enamored by John Brown, the man.

You want to be free, surely? But when this book was published, George MacDonald Fraser was The series begins with Flashman, and He is best known for his Flashman series of historical novels, purportedly written by Harry Flashman, a fictional coward and bully originally created by Thomas Hughes in Tom Brown’s School Days.

Of course, he finds ways to end up in bedrooms in the middle of the raid. This book may be read out of order because what happened in the missed books is recapped, briefly, here. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

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Evading danger, bedding women, and profiting from every opportunity, Flashman once again weasels his way into history, this time in John Brown’s raid of Harper’s Ferry, just before the Civil War. I mention this only to draw a contrast with the preceding Packet, seemingly written a whole twenty-six years previously. These include his commissions in both the Union and Confederate Armies and — a lot of detail here — the illuminated scroll designating his appointment as a Knight of the San Serafino Order of Purity and Truth Third Class.


Apr 13, Michele rated it really liked it. It’s not top draw Flashy.

Jeb Stuart conducts the final parley, knowing Flashman to be working for Messervy. My only problem with this anv is that there seemed too much emphasis on the character of John Brown, too much conversation, not enough action, and just a bit too much of local dialects my characters that are just setting the scene.

As I noted in a previous review, the latter novels in this series had become a bit formulaic.

Spring was last seen, in the first half of the Seventh Packet, face down in the blancmange, being shanghaied towards South Africa. Popplewell, who is a free black and another crucial character in the book, grills Flashman on the fate of Joe, not believing his story that Joe had joined up with Brown and the raiders, explaining their relationship: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

I rate this particular less higher than others for some of the sheer implausible jumps in logic that are taken to further the plot. As you can guess, things go haywire.

Well, history takes its course and the raid of course does happen, but along the way Flashy manages to bed a number of women, escape by the skin of his teeth more than once, encounters more than one old enemy, and comes out smelling like a rose, as usual.

And I just realized we never get to the Boxer Rebellion, either. According to the excellent Flashman Chronology insert link the Baldwin incident took place in early It’s evident Fraser has the same fondness or fascination for John Brown as his creation.

And it turns out that this is the second of the three great coincidences that power this story, as adverted to by Flashy when pondering how ill this adventures fits in with the rest of his career. What surprised me is how “serious” it was.


Peppered with annoying references to lengthy historical endnotes, the author does not fictonalise American history nearly as well as Gore Vidal. It comes as no surprise that a man of his forceful personality should have risen in society in the past near-decade, nor that he still harbours a modicum of resentment towards Flashy.

Having worked on newspapers in Britain and Canada he is perhaps most famous for his series of Flashman novels and his anti-hero Harry Flashman. I’m currently re-reading it a full 20 years after publication for perhaps the fifth or sixth time and I’m enjoying it far more now than I did then. Seeing everything through his eyes was interesting as always though.

Apr 20, Richard Parker rated it really liked it Shelves: Evading danger, bedding women, and profiting from every opportunity, Flashman once again weasels his way int “A jolly read. As always, the history is top-notch, the characters cleverly drawn, and the adventures harum-scarum.

George MacDonald Fraser died in January at the age of He proceeds to South Africa, where by a chance meeting he reunites with John Charity Spring whom he had worked for as a slaver in Flash for Freedom! Also, Sir Harry is less a villain and he’s more or less trying to get back to Elspeth after his long journey away from Jolly Old England.