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This review is from: Sharpe's Fortress: The Siege of Gawilghur, December 1803 (The Sharpe Series, Book 3): Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Gawilghur, December 1803 (Paperback)
Once again Bernard Cornwell provides his followers with more of his famous character--Richard Sharpe. Continuing his series of "prequals" to Sharpe's Rifles, Cornwell has Sharpe suffer a bit more in India against foes both new and old to the reader. Cornwell notes that he has taken major liberties as an author by inserting his fictional character into the final battle, but it still a wonderful story. What I enjoyed was finding out the details behind the Sharpe story...such as how he got his telescope and his scar. We also have our first introduction to the Rifles that we will come to know and love so much. I can't wait to see how Sharpe loses his fortune, since we know he is penniless in Sharpe's Rifles. All in all...a good story in a wonderful series!