«The Shadow of the Eagle» in Spanish with a Parallel Translation

Book The Shadow of the Eagle (La Sombra Del Aguila) in Spanish
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Original title: 
La Sombra Del Aguila
Genres: 
Language: 
Spanish
Difficulty: 
B1
Year: 
1993
Number of pages: 
59

The Shadow of the Eagle is a short novel by the Spanish writer Arturo Pérez-Reverte, published in 1993. The novel depicts the Spanish battalion of Napoleon's army attempting to defect and join the Russians at the Battle of Moscow. Napoleon himself observes this all from high above, impressed by the courage of the Spaniards. The Shadow of the Eagle mixes events, historical time, and emotions making the characters' actions look absurd.