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Sharpe's Revenge: The Peace of 1814 (The Sharpe Series, Book 19) by [Cornwell, Bernard]
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4.7 out of 5 stars 54 customer reviews

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‘Sharpe and his creator are national treasures.' Sunday Telegraph

'Bernard Cornwell is a literary miracle. Year after year, hail, rain, snow, war and political upheavals fail to prevent him from producing the most entertaining and readable historical novels of his generation.' Daily Mail

'Cornwell's narration is quite masterly and supremely well-researched.' Observer
‘The best battle scenes of any writer I’ve ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive.’ George R.R. Martin

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'Sharpe and his creator are national treasures.' Sunday Telegraph 'Bernard Cornwell is a literary miracle. Year after year, hail, rain, snow, war and political upheavals fail to prevent him from producing the most entertaining and readable historical novels of his generation.' Daily Mail 'Cornwell's narration is quite masterly and supremely well-researched.' Observer 'The best battle scenes of any writer I,ve ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive., George R.R. Martin

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3298 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Publisher: Harper (24 July 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002RI9TCS
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 54 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,323 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Each time I pick up a new Sharpe novel I always think it's going to be just like the last one. And to some extent it is. Cornwell's "same old" formula is most definitely a recipe for success. Once again I was gripped by Sharpe's exploits and found it hard to put the book down. I've read all the Sharpe peninsular war novels in chronological order up to this one, and though I cannot now recall where one finishes and the next one starts I almost feel like I've been there with him. Sharpe, Harper and comrades seem like good friends. And that's why, without spoiling the story I found the manner of the parting of Sharpe, Harper and Frederickson quite moving. Sharpe is unusually aware of his own mortality in this tale, not so do or die at all. I suppose we all change as we get older. Ducos, however, does not change, if you've met him and hated him before, you'll hate him just as much now. This is as good as any Sharpe I've read, give it a whirl.
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This is as usual a very good and interesting read. As with all the Sharpe books I thoroughly enjoy the story, and the action.
I have read many of Bernard Cornwell's books and can say without a doubt that he is my favourite author.
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Bernard Cornwell is, in my opinion [for whatever that is worth] the best historical author currently working in the world of narrative fiction; based upon real-life historical events. He pulls no punches in respect to the often extremely violent reality of life during the wide ranging periods of human history he has covered. The net result is an authentic and often contemporary feel, featuring a cast of flawed characters that the modern day reader can identify with [in some cases], and entertained by until it becomes quite addictive.
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By Valerie Gail bartlett TOP 500 REVIEWER on 30 Oct. 2015
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Richard Sharpe triumphs in the last battle of the war, only to find himself in worse peril when charged to recover Napoleon's treasure. It is 1814. There are rumours that Napoleon is dead, or has run away, but Sharpe has one last battle to fight before he can lay down his sword. It is the battle for Toulouse. Little does he know it will be one of the bloodiest conflicts of the war. But Sharpe's war is not only the battle. Accused of stealing Napoleon's treasure, Sharpe must discover the unknown enemy who has tried to frame him - and his revenge is ingenious and devastating. Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is 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.
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This Sharpe-novel, as many others, begins with a battle scene: Sharpe, by now a staff officer of General Nairn, is present at (and participates in) the final battle before the capture of Toulouse. Soon after the allies learn that Napoleon actually abdicated two days earlier in Paris, and the Peninsular war has ended. Sharpe, at first, is glad and relieved: the years begin to take their toll, as a married man he feels more reluctant than before to risk life and limb, and he yearns to settle in rural England to live of the king's ransom he secured after the battle of Vitoria.

However, things soon take a turn for the worse when Sharpe is wrongfully accused not only of having stolen Napoleon's personal treasure which the new French government is eager to retrieve, but of having murdered the sole witness. So Sharpe must escape, and as a fugitive for both the English and French authorities find out who's behind the scheme that could cost him his life.

Because of the sheer number of comparable novels Cornwell has written it might seem almost normal that, yet again, this is a superb adventure novel, perhaps one of the best in the entire series, and of a quality many other authors never or rarely achieve. The plot is extremely well done, with Sharpe at first groping in the dark to find out who's out to get him, and when he does discover the culprit he makes it absolutely clear that no one crosses Major Richard Sharpe and gets away with it.

And now, sadly, there's only "Sharpe's Waterloo" left for me to read!
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If you follow Sharpe's adventures, this is up to scratch. Good old fashioned blood and guts just how it should be with a bit of naughty thrown in for good measure. As the auther says ,even he doesn't know what will happen next and so it seems. It flows along beautifully with a begining and an end.
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The Sharp books are well written and fit nicely with the situation and storyline. Having been in the army for 25 years i can understand the frustration which still continues to this day! 'Jobs for the boys'
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Richard Sharp always gives of his best and the story links in well with history. Bernard Cornwell does a great job, as do his researchers (assuming he has a team of them?) and every book I have read has been a pleasure. It's worth going through them in sequence rather than at random, as each book links very nicely to the next in the series. What will I do after "Waterloo"?
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