But before Sharpe can lay down his sword, he must fight a different sort of battle. Accused of stealing Napoleon's personal treasure, Sharpe escapes from a British military court and embarks on the battle of his life-armed only with the unflinching resolve to protect his honor.
Don't forget to check out the rest of Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe series.
Don't miss the rest of Bernard Cornwell's literary masterpieces.
©1989 by Rifleman Productions; (P)1995 by Blackstone Audiodbooks
"Consistently exciting....These are wonderful novels!" (Stephen King)
Each story is better than the last. Sharpe is a delightful, complex character. Davidson is a wonderful narrator. Highly recommended to fans of historical fiction.
Sharpe does not go to jail or die in this book. This is not shocking to you because of course he wouldn't. The protagonist of a series can't die, and in a military adventure like this he wouldn't be dishonored and go to jail.
But the author tries to pretend like he may do this, which is ridiculous and uninteresting. The reader is not worried for the character that we absolutely know will be fine, thus there is no suspense. It just becomes boring.
The major fault of the story is its handling of the Jane Gibbons subplot. Sharpes wife's part of the tale is emotionally stirring, genuinely suspenseful, then left awkwardly unfinished. Frankly, the end feels sloppy and unsatisfying. An unworthy end to an unworthy addition to the series.
Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.
A rip roaring adventure with adventure, action and mystery. A nice little yarn this one that is worth the listen to.
Traveler, History buff. Mystery enthusiast. Battlefield explorer.
I've enjoyed several of Cornwell's Sharpes series. This is one of the best. Great character development as well as a great plot. I recommend it.
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