On Fire

The First Book in the Miles Player Trilogy - available on Kindle
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On Fire

As Miles and his men face the harsh reality of battle we witness, through his eyes, acts of friendship and enmity, ambition and frailty, courage and cowardice, and love and betrayal. We also see the caprice of fortune. Yet there are moments of hilarity and periods of great fun. The intensity of life in the front line – makeshift living conditions, constant shelling and ever-present fear – casts Miles’ earlier days into sharp relief. And, as he comes face to face with the impact of the war and his times, he also senses that Britain’s power and prestige are dwindling.

5 out of 5

His prose is taut, his ear for class nuance sure, his characters well-drawn at all levels. A compulsively readable story, the Forgotten War comes vividly alive. (from back cover)

Country Life
May 20, 2019
5 out of 5

There is an infectious sense of fun as well as a melancholy. It is years since I enjoyed a novel quite so much and I recommend it unreservedly to readers. (from back cover)

The Tablet, Novel of the Week
May 20, 2019
5 out of 5

I enjoyed ‘On Fire’ enormously. It presents a wonderfully vivid picture of the experience of Korea for young officers of the British Army. It is a campaign that deserves to be much better known than it is, and John Ogden has made a notable contribution to keeping alive its memories. (from back cover)

Max Hastings
May 20, 2019
5 out of 5

He has lovingly recreated the atmosphere of a British Infantry battalion of the Korean War with great skill and an accurate eye for period detail. An excellent read and a haunting evocation of a long-vanished era. (from back cover)

Professor Gary Sheffield
May 20, 2019
5 out of 5

Most moving. Having published many first novelists it is a pleasure to welcome a new talent of mature years. (from back cover)

Anthony Blond
May 20, 2019

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