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Cornwell at his best!!
on 1 June 2004
After reading Rebel the first book in the Starbuck Chronicles, I must confess that I was in no particular hurry to read the second. Nathanial Starbuck was a pale shadow of Richard Sharpe, lacking in depth and with motives that were not at all convincing. However Copperhead marks a return to form for Cornwell, not only does Starbuck gain a fresh depth of character and plausibility but the supporting characters are fleshed out. The battle scenes (as is usual with Cornwell)are rip-roaring. A great read! Highly recommended.