"We've got the six carronades, sir, and they can throw thirty-two pounds apiece plus a cask of musket balls as well, which will make a Frenchman weep, sir. Or so I'm told, sir." Richard Sharpe—soldier, hero, rogue—the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to... show more
"We've got the six carronades, sir, and they can throw thirty-two pounds apiece plus a cask of musket balls as well, which will make a Frenchman weep, sir. Or so I'm told, sir." Richard Sharpe—soldier, hero, rogue—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.
Publish date: October 23rd 2012
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, 19th Century
Series: Sharpe (#4)
Series: Sharpe #4 (Chronological Order) This book started off quite strong, and I was initially enjoying Sharpe at sea (not his usual environment), but I felt things went downhill somewhat when we left the Calliope with its amusing merchant. I also didn't find the sea battle at Trafalgar to be as ...
I had not read a Bernard Cornwell book in quite some time. It was nice to be back with an old friend. This is the fourth book in the Sharpe series and this one has him on board a ship in his return home from India. It just so happens that his ship sails right into the famous Battle of Trafalgar. ...
Seems as if Bernard Cornwell was itching to tackle this most epic of all British naval battles and to do so he manufactured his hero Richard Sharpe into the action. Contrived as it may be, Sharpe's Trafalgar is one of Cornwell's better efforts writing-wise. Perhaps because he was on unfamiliar groun...
Normally, I would like to read series in order, but in Cornwell' very popular Sharpe series, he is writing them out of chronological sequence, so that' impossible. This one takes place fourth sequentially, but is the most recent of seventeen to be published. Cornwell is prolific and a master storyte...