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Sharpe's Fortress - Bernard Cornwell
Sharpe's Fortress
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Sharpe, having just received his commission, faces his toughest battle yet in this return to India, the terrain of the bestselling Sharpe's Tiger. It is 1803 and Sir Arthur Wellesley's army is closing on the retreating Mahrattas in western India. Marching with the British is Ensign Richard... show more
Sharpe, having just received his commission, faces his toughest battle yet in this return to India, the terrain of the bestselling Sharpe's Tiger. It is 1803 and Sir Arthur Wellesley's army is closing on the retreating Mahrattas in western India. Marching with the British is Ensign Richard Sharpe, newly made into an officer and wishing he had stayed a sergeant. Spurned by his new regiment, he is sent to the army's baggage train and there finds corruption, romance, treason and enemies old and new. Sergeant Hakeswill wants Sharpe dead, and Hakeswill has powerful friends while Sharpe has only an orphaned Arab boy as his ally. And waiting with the cornered Mahrattas is another enemy, the renegade Englishman, William Dodd, who does not envisage defeat, but only a glorious triumph. For the Mahrattas have taken refuge in Gawilghur, the greatest stronghold of India, perched high on its cliffs above the Deccan Plain. Who rules in Gawilghur, it is said, rules India, and Dodd knows that the fortress is impregnable. There, behind its double walls, in the towering twin forts, Sharpe must face his enemies in what will prove to be Wellesley's last battle on Indian soil.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780061012716 (0061012718)
Publisher: HarperTorch
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Series: Sharpe (#3)
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Tannat
Tannat rated it
3.0 Sharpe’s Fortress by Bernard Cornwell
Series: Sharpe #3 This installment describes the taking of the so far unbeaten fortress of Gawilghur by Wellington’s army. Sharpe is a newly made ensign in a new company and having a hard time of it because he doesn’t feel like he fits in anywhere. The description of how the fortress was defeated ...
Timmeloche
Timmeloche rated it
5.0 Sharpe's Fortress (Sharpe Series #3)
A Masterfully Executed 5 Stars Random Ramblings After being disappointed by the previous book in the series, Sharpe's Fortress does not leave you wanting. While it's predecessor fails to provide sufficient detail of a famous battle, this novels lets you live the pain, drama and excitement of wh...
Book Thoughts
Book Thoughts rated it
4.0 Sharpe's Fortress (Richard Sharpe's Adventure Series #3)
Another enjoyable book from Bernard Cornwell. I like how Sharpe finally gets some vindication in this book, and I can say that without giving anything away. The book was rather short, and at some point I would like a bit more character building with Sharpe and his personal thoughts, but that is a ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
workaday mp3Third in the Indian sequence. I do like the way that Cornwell acknowledges that fictional heroes claim other people's thunder.
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