1799. As the British Army fights its way through India toward a diabolical trap, the young and illiterate private Richard Sharpe must battle both man and beast behind enemy lines....
When William Faulconer rescues Nate Starbuck, his son’s friend, from the clutches of a Yankee-hating mob in Virginia, he finds a grateful and willing recruit for Faulconer’s Legion....
The year is 1820 and England has fought its last victorious battle against the French. Rider Sandman, a hero of Waterloo, has finally returned to London to wed his young bride....
Bernard Cornwell tackles his richest, most thrilling subject: the heroic tale of Agincourt....
While the major fighting of the war moves to the south in the summer of 1779, a British force of fewer than a thousand Scottish infantry sails to the fog-bound coast of New England....
When he's caught stealing, young Alan Dale is forced to leave his family and go to live with a notorious band of outlaws in Sherwood Forest....
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 miss the rest of Bernard Cornwell's literary masterpieces.
"Consistently exciting....These are wonderful novels!" (Stephen King)
I really enjoy this series and reader. The action is engrossing and the history is not too intrusive.
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this may be the best of the Sharpe Series so far as it has such a wide range of emotions, plenty of destinations and the usual action and adventure. It ties up a lot of loose ends. However, at times it is a little sad. However that's my point of view and I'm a lightweight.
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.
The best historical action fiction going. The story line is interesting and the narration is perfect!
A rip roaring adventure with adventure, action and mystery. A nice little yarn this one that is worth the listen to.
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.
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.
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