Today is the official release date for Russian Snows: Coming of Age in Napoleon’s Army. This work of historical fiction follows 14-year-old Henri Carle as he accompanies his older brother who enlists in the Grande Armée. Henri is with the army on the invasion of Russia, first as a teamster and then in the ranks.
Along the way, he witnesses the battles of Smolensk, Borodino, Krasnoe and The Berezina. Though just a boy, Henri needs to grow up fast as the army deteriorates around him when the Russian winter hits.
This book is written for readers 12 – 16 years old, but will be enjoyed by anyone who likes historical fiction. Actual events and incidents from the campaign are woven into the story and paint a picture of the campaign through the eyes of the commons soldier. Order a copy today!
For the story about the writing of Russian Snows, visit Jenny Milchman’s blog, Suspense Your Disbelief.