Sharpe's Command: The latest thrilling adventure from the best-selling master of historical fiction, the perfect gift for Christmas 2023

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Sharpe's Command: The latest thrilling adventure from the best-selling master of historical fiction, the perfect gift for Christmas 2023

Sharpe's Command: The latest thrilling adventure from the best-selling master of historical fiction, the perfect gift for Christmas 2023

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Sharpe has to deal with an informant to the French, who would probably squeal on his mother for gold bits. Sergeant Richard Sharpe is on a routine mission to collect ammunition from a friendly fort when he and his men are abruptly thrown into chaos.

Featuring a fascinating introduction by Val McDermid and new illustrations by Juan Esteban Rodríguez, each copy has been signed by both the introducer and the illustrator. But how he gets there is what made that book “tense” – how will he achieve the very clearly stated goal in the face of several obstacles?Whether writing about Waterloo, Assaye or any of the less celebrated battles that form the backbone of Sharpe’s adventures, Cornwell is rightly celebrated for his historical accuracy and his ability to capture the frenetic chaos of war and bloodshed. The assignment is not easy because Sharpe and his riflemen do battle with the French; the latter not well-trained and their officer is not too good in strategizing. For the quiet, remote village, sitting high above the Almaraz bridge, is about to become the centre of a battle for the future of Europe.

I have not read any of the prior works to the present edition, so I am only aware on how the characters performed their roles in this novel. Tom Garrard - a character that died in the previous book in the continuity - now finds himself no longer an officer, no longer in the same regiment, and somehow no longer with the same country's army.They also requested that the story feature a large role for Spanish characters to secure co-funding from Spain.

It felt a bit smarmy by Cornwell to point out in the historical note that there were Spanish partisans that helped the French – that wasn’t the problem! This means that at least one death lacks a proper build up as they didn’t exist beforehand, yet Cornwell has to kill someone. Here, we have a bridge that has to be destroyed, and destroying it requires the capture or destruction of certain Frenchie forts.To mark Folio’s 75th anniversary, Michael Ende’s The Neverending Story is published as a magical new edition, beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist Marie-Alice Harel and bursting with exquisite design details. Set in Spain during the Napoleonic Wars, this story focuses on British General “Daddy” Hill’s successful campaign to prevent the French armies commanded by Marshall Soult and Marshall Marmont from combining to create a massive force that the British would have had difficulty fighting. Some of the conversations and comments, particularly those involving Patrick, Major Hogan, Theresa and Sharpe, gave me the giggles. Sharpe's books are addictive though recently I have found I can predict the pattern of Cornwell's writings: fight- story - fight and at the end the real nasty bastard you met early on gets killed in a one-on-one duel (though this time there is a bit of a twist to that). Over the last few Sharpe books it has been becoming clear that his daring doo would become more challenging as he got older.



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