A tenth volume in the ""Torchlight Series of Napoleonic Romances"". This one covers the retreat from Moscow and on to the abdication. The form of narration is chiefly dialogue, against frequent shift of scene and characters, from the Moscow march to Josephine, still in love with Napoleon and blaming his failure on Marie Louisa; to Talleyrand and Metternich, to Waleska, to Murat -- rounding out two tragic years. A reconstruction of the passing scene, rather than an addition to characterization or interpretation. The general outline holds to the main known facts, plus a great deal of trivia concerning the period. Palatable -- but not inspired. For the Napoleon fans.