Bernard Cornwell's action-packed series that captures the gritty texture of Napoleonic warfare--now beautifully repackaged
It's 1809, and Napoleon's army is sweeping across Spain. Lieutenant Richard Sharpe is newly in command of the demoralized, distrustful men of the 95th Rifles. He must lead them to safety--and the only way of escape is a treacherous trek through the enemy-infested mountains of Spain.
Good yarn. Believable characters. A fun evenings read.
I am a 42 year old woman, and I teach elementary. I have read this book at least 4times. Sharpe is very violent, but he has honor and duty and respects his men. Who would you want at your door in battle? Too bad he never gets the girl...
Great book, although it is not #1 in the Sharps series (Sharps Tiger is the correct first in the series). Anyway, Rifles is a great read and will be greatly enjoyed by anyone who likes historical fiction, although the story has its basis in actual happenings.