Summary

The newly promoted Captain Richard Sharpe clashes with an incompetent colonel, leads his men in the battle of Talavera and earns himself a dangerous enemy. As Sharpe leads his men in to battle, he knows he must fight for the honour of the regiment and his future career.
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.
©1981 Bernard Cornwell (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Critic reviews

"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)
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5 out of 5 stars
By K. M. Woodhouse on 05-10-15

Excellently read.

Fantastic adaptation of a wonderful series of books. I'm a huge Sharpe fan, and I couldn't fault the narration here.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Steve on 27-07-15

A good story line

Well read with a good plot Sharpe did it again out he went with Harper

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5 out of 5 stars
By Torben on 26-04-17

best book of the series

my favourite book of the series. Rupert farley is an excellent narrator capable of bringing a wide spectrum of characters to life.

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