The second book in Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling series on the American Civil War.
Nathanial Starbuck is a Copperhead: a northerner fighting for the rebel South in America’s Civil War.
Expelled from the Faulconer Legion, Starbuck must travel a hard road before he can rejoin his comrades. He must join the shadowy war of betrayal and espionage, where nothing is certain and no one can be trusted. Starbuck’s journey will take him through the savage prisons of Richmond, across the blood-sodden battlefields of Virginia, and into the deadly high command of the northern army.
Praise for COPPERHEAD:
‘A rollicking treat for Cornwell fans’ Publishers Weekly
Praise for The Starbuck Chronicles:
‘A sure-fire bestseller’ Financial Times
‘His series of Sharpe novels earned him almost every accolade possible from British newspapers. This is even better’ Daily Mail
‘What Cornwell really likes is battles . . . you will be duly rewarded with the smell of quality cordite rising from the pages’ Daily Telegraph
Praise for Bernard Cornwell:
‘The best battle scenes of any writer I’ve ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive.’ George R.R. Martin
About the author
Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex and worked for the BBC for eleven years before meeting Judy, his American wife. Denied an American work permit he wrote a novel instead and has been writing ever since. He and Judy divide their time between Cape Cod and Charleston, South Carolina.