From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the eleventh installment in the world-renowned Sharpe series, chronicling the rise of Richard Sharpe, a Private in His Majesty’s Army at the siege of Seringapatam.
In the winter of 1811, the war seems lost. Spain has fallen to the French, except for Cadiz, now the Spanish capital and itself under siege. Inside the city walls an intricate diplomatic dance is taking place and Richard Sharpe faces more than one enemy.
The small British force is trapped by a French army, and their only hope lies with the outnumbered redcoats outside refusing to admit defeat. There, in the sweltering horror of Barrosa, Sharpe will meet his old enemy Colonel Vandal once again.
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For more than twenty years, the brave and dashing officer Richard Sharpe has been thrilling audiences on both the page and on screen. Now the incomparable Bernard Cornwell—"the direct heir to Patrick O'Brian"*—returns with an exciting new installment, the first new Sharpe novel in more than two years.
The year is 1811, and the French appear to have won their war in Portugal and Spain. The British army is penned into a small part of Portugal, while all of Spain except for the sea-wrapped city of Cádiz has fallen to the invader. Captain Richard Sharpe has no business being in Cádiz but finds himself in a city under French siege, attempting to defeat a blackmail attempt by Spaniards who want to break the alliance with Britain and forge a friendship with Napoléon's France—diabolical plans that only Sharpe can thwart.
A triumph of both historical and battle fiction, Sharpe's Fury will sweep both old and new Sharpe fans into their hero's incredible adventures.About the Author:
BERNARD CORNWELL is the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling Saxon Tales series, which includes The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, Lords of the North, Sword Song, The Burning Land, Death of Kings, The Pagan Lord, and, most recently, The Empty Throne and Warriors of the Storm, and which serves as the basis for the hit television series The Last Kingdom. He lives with his wife on Cape Cod and in Charleston, South Carolina.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110061233048
Book Description HarperCollins, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. LRG. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0061233048