From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, the first exciting adventure in the world-renowned Sharpe series, chronicling the rise of Richard Sharpe, a Private in His Majesty’s Army at the siege of Seringapatam.
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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.
Marvelous story and read. I will certainly read more about soldier Sharpe. Lots of action and intregue. Extremely detailed so patience has to be exercised to finish and appreciate. That the story is based mostly on historical fact makes it even more interesting.
Such an exciting story that I just couldn’t put it down. Cornwell did an incredible amount of research, and it is a pleasure to learn such wonderful history while being thoroughly entertained. I can’t wait to read more Sharpe books.