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who meet oncein India The Novel concludes with the Indian Mutiny and the massacre ofEnsign Carey Historical Novel Society Ensign Carey Written by Ronald Welch Victor Ambrus illus Review by Elizabeth Hawksley England,Young William Carey is hard working, when he wants to be like becoming an expert billiards player Otherwise, he s lazy and too fond of money When he s sent down from Cambridge, his father buys him a commission in a Bengal Native Infantry regiment, which has no social cachet atDownload Ensign Carey, Ronald C Welch, London,Ensign Carey, Ronald C Welch, London, DOWNLOAD HERE The Gauntlet , Ronald Welch, Jan Adventure and adventurers,pages When Peter finds the gauntlet on a Welsh hillside, he becomes the latest link in an old legend Suddenly transported back to the fourteenth century, to a world of castles Saint Philomena powerful with God, Marie HeleneJoseph Carey Memory Alpha Fandom Customer reviews Ensign Carey Ensign Carey, the eleventh and second last in Ronald Welch s 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this character is not, in fact, our protagonist and the latest Carey whose adventures we ll be Review originally posted on Vintage NovelsEnsign Carey , the eleventh and second last in Ronald Welch s Carey Family Series, begins unconventionally with a burglary In a gritty Victorian London setting, an impoverished young blueblood robs the house where he was a guest the week before, then murders an accomplice who seems a little too curious about his real identity.It quickly turns out that this character is not, in fact, our protagonist and the latest Carey whose adventures we ll be following through some pivotal moment of history but it s a brilliant opening to one of theunconventional of the Carey series, an opening that manages to neatly foreshadow just about everything else.Because William Carey, our actual protagonist, is not a particularly heroic figure either Selfish to the point that he s never felt true sympathy for another human being, William Carey is an idle young man who prefers slumming in the London underworld to study or honest work An encounter with a billiards sharp provides William with his first real ambition to become a billiards sharp himself, and use his skill to line his pockets.After a drunken horse race at Cambridge goes terribly wrong, William is sent down in disgrace and forced to enlist as an ensign in the extremely uncelebrated Bengal Army William endures his purgatory in the heat and boredom of life in India in his usual way, but trouble is in the air not just for him, but for all the English sahibs in Bengal.I often feel that plotting is not Welch s strong point, and as with many of his other books, this one, while never dull, is not particularly tight But it made up for this with some terrific characters, plus opening and closing chapters that form deliciously ironic bookends for the story.Ronald Welch s heroes usually have a character flaw to overcome, but none of the ones I ve read are so close to sociopathery William is a genuinely repulsive character, but I was impressed by how well written he was Welch is always showing him doing understandable or even thoughtful or brave things, and then just as you think William has grown and learned, yankout comes the carpet from under your feet, as you learn the truly selfish motivations William has for his actions This is not to say that William doesn t grow or learn by the end of the story, he s risen to the occasion in a number of ways, and managed to feel sorry for someone not himself But I was fascinated and impressed by the deftness of the characterisation here, which never completely breaks your liking for this character, despite all his avarice, low cunning, and gutsy determination to live comfortably on the misfortunes of others.It was huge fun to have a black sheep protagonist for a change After all, not all families turn out generations of unblemished military heroes But my favourite thing about this book was what Welch did with this character in the end I m not going to tell you exactly what happens, but suffice it to say that William does not get away with the fruits of his misdeeds I am a huge fan of morally compromised characters in fiction, as long as the author doesn t then attempt the belly dance of moral relativism in an attempt to get me to approve of their wrongdoing Ronald Welch is not, on the whole, that kind of author He s the ruthless kind, and I loved it.That said, it is nice to have a ratherheroic Carey in this book The protagonist of the previous instalment,Nicholas Carey , turns up in this one to provide a foil for what William might have been if he was less selfish Of course, Nicholas had his own character arc from apathy to sympathy in his own book, and it s interesting that in both the books Welch wrote in a Victorian setting, he was savagely critical of the vices of young Victorian men.Another part of this critique of Victorianism crops up in the India passages I know that the case against colonialism is often over stated these days at least one Indian intellectual has dedicated significant time to exploring the benefits of colonialism in India , but Welch has some thought provoking things to say He depicts, without overt judgement, a life of idle luxury which depends on armies of native servants to do the exhausting work of keeping the sahibs and memsahibs comfortable and he blames the Sepoy rebellion, at least partly, on the fact that few of the British officers took the trouble to learn the names or language of their men I don t know how historically accurate all this is Welch s book Knight Crusader, while pretty fair considering how little scholarship had then been done on the history of the Crusader States, is not a miracle of historical accuracy , but as usual with Welch, it s even handed and level headed.I particularly enjoyed this installation of the Carey Family Series With a delightfully unpleasant protagonist, and an ending that is as ironically satisfying as anything I ve every read, this book surprised me in all sorts of delightful ways After years out of print, Ronald Welch s Carey Family Series is briefly available in beautiful heirloom quality limited editions from Slightly Foxed Find Ensign Careyon their website, or better yet, check out the whole series It s very good Generally appropriate for middle grade and up, although this book and the next in the series, Tank Commander , include some PG 13 level swearing. 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 besuitable 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 t 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 besuitable 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 sintelligent and less lazy than most people think him to be, but he only employs his talents when he 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 sintelligent 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 Only one novel and one novella left and I will have finished all of the Carey cycle There are definitely a few that I want to revisit in the future, but possibly not this one