‘Sharpe and his creator are national treasures.' Sunday Telegraph'Bernard Cornwell is a literary miracle. Year after year, hail, rain, snow, war and political upheavals fail to prevent him from producing the most entertaining and readable historical novels of his generation.' Daily Mail'Cornwell's narration is quite masterly and supremely well-researched.' Observer‘The best battle scenes of any writer I’ve ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive.’ George R.R. Martin --Este texto se refiere a la edición paperback.. Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex and now mostly lives in the USA. He is the author of the Arthurian series, the Warlord Chronicles; the Starbuck Chronicles, on the American Civil War; Stonehenge; the Grail Quest Series; and Heretic and The Last Kingdom.For more information, visit: www.bernardcornwell.net --Este texto se refiere a la edición paperback.. Major Sharpe finds himself a fugitive, hunted by enemy and ally alike.Major Richard Sharpe awaits the opening shots of the army’s campaign with grim expectancy. For victory depends on the increasingly fragile alliance between Britain and Spain – an alliance that must be maintained at any cost.Pierre Ducos, the wily French intelligence officer, sees a chance both to destroy the alliance and to achieve a personal revenge on Richard Sharpe. And when the lovely spy, La Marquesa, takes a hand in the game, Sharpe finds himself enmeshed in a web of political intrigue for which his military expertise has left him fatally unprepared.Soldier, hero, rogue – Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.
another rip roaring adventure Familiarity with Sharp and his adventures never spoils the story. As always, very well researched and written with so much historical background it is possible to learn as much about the Peninsular war as through reading history books. In addition one gets a cracking good story of a believable bad/good guy in a historical heroes role. One can hear the crack of the rifle and smell the powder smoke along with the clash of swords and the screams from the wounded. Really great escapist yarns.
Brilliant, again. I love Bernard Cornwell's books, a super gripping read. Never mind the odd historical inaccuracies, the sometimes badly edited grammar mistakes - it is fabulous stuff. Brings the period alive, I bore my family rigid, telling them things they didn't know! Keep writing, Mr Cornwell!
The Sharpe Novels by Bernard Cornwell I enjoy all the Sharpe novels both from their storylines and the fact that they have some histrical content, albeit with some novelist's licence. I am reading them all in historical sequence and they are all stored on my Kindle which saves shelf space as well as being a convenient way to read..
This is as usual a very good and interesting read This is as usual a very good and interesting read. As with all the Sharpe books I thoroughly enjoy the story, and the action. I have read many of Bernard Cornwell's books and can say without a doubt that he is my favourite author.
I'm now on Sharp's Honour another fantastic story, exciting reading I on my way reading the serie of Richard Sharpe, 21 books I'm now on. I'm now on Sharp's Honour another fantastic story, exciting reading. Amazing writing by Bernard Cornwell. The pages just flies when reading his books.
Good book Great read
this was a great book i have nearly finished the sharpe series now, and i have read some of bernard cornwells other series as well which i have also thoroughly enjoyed. All the sharpe books are excellently well written and conceived and this is a particularly good one in my opinion
The books are much more detailed and if you loved the tv series you will love these books Ive got the tv series and saw them first. The books are much more detailed and if you loved the tv series you will love these books.
Brilliant Excellent read would always recommend Sharp series for a good read. Not too heavy for bedtime reading. Keeps the interest at all times
Rating : 4 of 463 Reviewers