The Fields of Death

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The Fields of Death
AuthorSimon Scarrow
Cover artistTim Byrne
CountryUnited Kingdom
SeriesWellington and Napoleon Quartet
GenreHistorical novel
PublisherHodder Headline
Publication date
24 June 2010
Media typePrint (Hardback)
Preceded byFire and Sword 

The Fields of Death is the fourth and final book in Simon Scarrow's Wellington and Napoleon Quartet, which tells the story of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars from the point of view of Sir Arthur Wellesley (the future Duke of Wellington) and Napoleon Bonaparte.


The book covers the time period between April 1809, and 1815, the climax of the conflict at the battle of Waterloo. At the start of the novel, Napoleon is facing increasing pressure as his marshals are repeatedly defeated by Arthur Wellesley, leading the allied armies of Britain and Spain. The plot of the novel revolves around Napoleon's wars in central Europe, and failed invasion of Russia, as his armies rapidly lose men and their reputation for invincibility. Running parallel to this story, Arthur Wellesley is leading the allied forces to victory in the Peninsula War, before invading Southern France. The novel ends with Napoleon and Wellington finally meeting in battle, at Waterloo.