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I read most of Ronald Welch s fine books when I was a 12 14 year old schoolboy I had never read this one, presumably because I would have been 16 when it was published, so I was reading other things that are meant to be suitable for older adolescents So this was a new pleasure to be taken back to my schooldays to read this I was surprised how good it was Many of Welch s heroes are basically rich, upper class, honorable Britons, usually with some particular attribute in earlier times they would be skilled with the sword or pistol, or indeed just being generally of large frame and strong Mohawk Valley or Nicholas Carey come to mind Well, William Carey is different and that is where the pleasure lies He is basically self centered, not particularly wealthy, from a different branch of the Carey family, who cares little for others, dissembles with ease, and is out to win so he can retire and do very little Instead of duelling passe in 1850s England he becomes a billiard sharp, fleecing his fellow officers in the Bengal Native Infantry and elsewhere Despite all his efforts he gets involved in the Indian Mutiny or Great Sepoy Rebellion, and seems to do quite well he turns out to be a master of self preservation I can t help thinking that Welch may have been influenced by Fraser s Flashman as there is a hint of Flashy in William, although without the humor Welch s careful description of mid century London and his account of life in John Company s army in India is really very good and at times fascinating quite as good as MacDonald Fraser This is a book that an adult could read and not notice that it is aimed at school age children in fact maybe it is for adults after all So I think this is one of the very best in the series The surprise at the end is very fitting given the protagonist s character, but some might find it all disappointing A rather sobering read, but all the better for it. A bit of a change of pace from the rest of the series as far as I recall I ve been reading them slowly over a few years now.Normally, our Carey in each book is a bit of a hero He may be young or naive, but he s fundamentally good and honourable, mostly, without the bounds of human nature.William Carey is young, but he s not so naive, and he has a very sharp eye for his own interest He s intelligent and less lazy than most people think him to be, but he only employs his talents when he feels there is something to gain This makes him a very interesting character to follow.As always, the history is fantastically researched, and this book really highlights some of the flaws and mistakes made by the British in India Obviously, the main one is being colonising b stards, but the secondary ones including treating the natives with condescension and wallowing in their own pride hubris The ending was a little tragic view spoiler Not because William died, but because he appeared to have died without trying to help his friend, which was untrue hide spoiler Despite the ending which of course is a shock this is a great Carey adventure with a likeable character &Read Book ✒ Ensign Carey ☞ Popular Books, Ensign Carey Author Ronald Welch This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Ensign Carey, Essay By Ronald Welch Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You