7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
After a slow start to the series with Rebel, Copperhead continues the story of Starbuck with a highly entertaining and very well researched account of McClellan's Peninsular campaign of 1862. Cornwell is an extremly fine writer of historical fiction and the Starbuck chronicles are second only to the Sharpe Series in terms of entertainment and an easy to get into historical account of the wars of the nineteenth century. For all fans of historical fiction i highly recommend this book and indeed, the whole of the Starbuck quartet. With action, brutal warfare, intrigue, treachery and treason, this book has everything a reader could want in a historical war book.