Well it had to happen I finally found a book by my favourite author that is everything I find tedious about a lot of other authorsIt was Cornwell s Warrior Chronicles tales of Uhtred of Bebbanburg which reanimated my inner bookworm and sold me on historical fiction to begin with Of all the Cornwell series I ve read so far the Sharpe series has roven to be the most wooden labourious and tedium inducingThe almost blinkered mechanical focus on the military logistics and battle details feels like it comes at the expense of the characterisation and ability to get into each of the Class Struggles protagonists mindsOne of the things that appeals to me most about Cornwell is his ability to not only write vivid immersive battles but also really get you into the characters heads and create lifelikealpable figures you can almost see in your mind There s virtually none of that in this Even the most antagonistic of characters the rogue Lieutenant Dodd feels like a half hearted attempt at a Wilfred Owen (Routledge Revivals) pretty inconseuential villain The attempts at adding extra layers to the story such as Obadiah Hakeswill s uest to have his revenge on Sharpie all feel like afterthoughts and as such are remarkably flimsyTout this in the form of a musical analogy this is akin to having heard a band s recent albums been blown away and making the mistake of going back to the band s earlier days listening to their early raw releases and having the bubble of hype you d surrounded the band in burstGenuinely re evaluating whether to even bother with the rest of the series Book two in the Sharpe seriesThis another ripping yarn from the Study to Teach pen of Bernard CornwellOnce again Richard Sharpe no longerrivate but newly Global Corporations in Global Governance promoted to Sergeant finds himself up to his neck in it with his mineses Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill In Sharpe s Tiger Sharpe finds himself in theossession of
SOME OF THE TIPPOO OF MYSORE of the Tippoo of Mysore wealth Although Sharpe keeps this a secret Hackeswell knows that Sharpe has the treasure and sets a lan to take the treasure for himself Sharpe needs all his cunning and intelligence to stay one step ahead of HackeswellWhilst all
#this going on the British army with its Indian allies are #going on the British army with its Indian allies are if the battle of Assaye One of the bloodiest battles ever fought by the British during their India campagne Major General Arthur Wellesley is in command of the British army and at one oint his horse is shot dead from under him Wellesley is in imminent danger of being killed luckley Sharpe is near by at risk to own life Sharpe manages to save Wellesley For his daring act of gallantry Wessley awards Sharpe a Sketchy Behavior promotion that is beyond Sharpe emaginingCornwell manages to brings a cinematic feel to the battle scenes All the screaming cryingain and blood lust it s all thereThis is for lovers of a ripping yarn with a history lesson thrown in A 4 star recommendation 35 Stars Random Ramblings In chronological order Sharpe s Triumph is the second Book Of The Bernard Cornwell of the Bernard Cornwell Sharpe series This volume was written as Autumn Brides part ofreuels written about the Main Character Richard Sharpe Plot summary Sharpe has now been The Princess and the Three Knights promoted to sergeant and been reassigned to a battalion of the East India Company While on a mission to buy stolen ammunition he witnesses the mass murder of soldiers and civilians alike He is tasked Another great Sharpe novel Again the fictional aspect was fairly small explained at the end by the author The hardships the armies their trains had to endure was amazing Poor food horrible medical conditions constant betrayal were all just facts of lifeOne thing did bother me about the ending really bothered me view spoilerSharpe again throws Obadiah to the wolves well elephant this time and didn t make sure he was dead Last time it was tigers he survived I find that ridiculous Everything we know about Sharpe find out lateroints to a man that would not leave an enemy like him alive a second time OK he might be dead but I think Sharpe would have made sure this time hide spoiler This is what I expect from Bernard Cornwell detailed battles and great characterizations Once Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Assaye September 1803India 1803 Sergeant Richard Sharpe witnesses a murderous act of treachery by an English officer who has defected from the East India Company to join the mercenary army of the Mahratta Confederation In the hunt for the renegade Englishman enetrates deep into the enemy's territory where he faces temptations subtle than he has ever dreamed of And behind. Gain he makes history come alive My mind does drift some during the battles and that s why audio works very well with this stuff helping me to skim sorta Plus the narrator William Gaminara nails the characters with his voices Sgt Sharpe is at it again This time he is accompanying Gen Wellesley in taking on the Mahratta horde during 1803 It is the retelling of the Battle of Assaye in September of that yearSharpe goes on a mission to hunt down a rogue British Officer who has become a mercenary At the same time Sgt Hakeswill is still trying to take out Sharpe and has a warrant for Sharpe s arrest These are the two main Forbidden Love Unchained plotoints On the first it is very well done The Battle of Assaye where Gen Wellesley did indeed find a navigable ford to Witches of the Deep South press his infantry forwards takeslace right in front of you Cornwell s tactical descriptions are fairly close to the real thing mind you he has to make stuff up for the fictional characters and his assessment of the value of shock assault to British forces is absolutely correct But that has nothing to do for most eople so I d suggest just enjoy the battle and appreciate the men who had to fight do for most eople so I d suggest just enjoy the battle and appreciate the men who had to fight such conditionsIt is the second Christianity plotoint that caused me to deduct a Run for Your Life (Michael Bennett, point from this otherwise superb novel Sgt Hakeswill after the events of the first book ought not to be in service any I am surprised he hasn t at least been busted down His continued existence is a cheaplot Alice-Miranda at Camp point only made worse by the nebulous ending for his character WTF is it with Sharpe and killingeople via animals Shoot him you imbecile It irritated me and gives Sgt Hakeswill a teflon character that doesn t fit that realistic narrativeThat minor uibble aside this is a great book The story is exciting and the descriptions of the Battle are spot on I certainly enjoyed this book and will look forward to of Sharpe s adventures At the rate he s getting The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature (Penguin Press Science) (English Edition) promoted he ll be a Field Marshal by book 4 l If you like historical fiction you will certainly be a fan of the intrepid though slightly stupid Sharpe I am A few years back I read most of Bernard Cornwell s actionacked serial adventure series on the Napoleonic Wars I read through to what felt like a fairly satisfactory end and then I uit for a few years Recently I noticed I still had about a half dozen books to go and so when I came across Sharpe s Triumph the second book in the series and the first I hadn t read yet I figured it was time to get reacuainted with an old friend It s so good to be back with Ol Sharpie Richard Sharpe was an orphan from the London workhouses He s a tough fighter who escapes life threatening danger time and again through wit bravery and brawn Mostly he wins by kicking ass sometimes literally However at the start of the series he s a lowly rivate in the army who s never seen action start of the series he s a lowly rivate in the army who s never seen action about how he became who he eventually became was answered in book one to a small extent but Cornwell went a step farther with it in book two Having seen the tv show starring Sean Bean based on these books I knew how lowly Sgt Sharpe became an officer That is a very big deal because someone born to such a low station in life as Sharpe would not generally rise into the officer ranks That s just not how the British army worked back then It took an incredibly stupid brave act of daring to rise from the rank and file to become an officer You basically had to step to the very edge of suicide and survive to make it happen Sharpe s feat in this regard is detailed within this book and it differs slightly from how it was Wilderness Survival Handbook portrayed on the tv show Nice to finally get that cleared upBook one felt uite strange to merobably because it is set in India and most all of the others are set in Europe usually Spain or France Book two is also set in India but it definitely feels like a standard Sharpe book Perhaps that s because there are huge set The White Mans Burden piece battles led by Arthur Wellesley aka the Duke of Wellington It also includeslot mainstays like a damsel in distress a conniving compatriot with a Visit the Sick personal vendetta and aompous andor cruel aristocratic offi. Him relentlessly stalking him comes his worst enemy the baleful twitching Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill who is determined to break Sharpe once and for all The Carry Me Over the Threshold paths of treachery all lead to the small village of Assaye where Sir Arthur Wellesley with a tiny British army faces the Mahratta horde Outnumbered and outgunned Wellesley decides to fight and Sharpe islunged into the white heat of a battle that wi.
Characters å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Bernard CornwellCer or two all of whom manage to make Sharpe s life hell I haven t read these books in order which is erhaps wrong of me since they follow a chronological order But then again Cornwell didn t write these in order so if he s not going to lead by example how am
I suppose to follow Damn it I demand authorial leadership I kid I m honestly just happy he wrotesuppose to follow Damn it I demand authorial leadership I kid I m honestly just happy he wrote at all It s been an absolute leasure reading about Sharpe s adventures Meh Sharpe came across as rather a whiny git in this one where there was no real Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 2 Samuel (The Expositors Bible Commentary plot to speak of and interminable battle scenes which lead up to a denouement that had been telegraphed from the start I m glad I only look for mindless entertainment in these books unfortunately this one was a great deal of the mindless than the entertainment Review of the audiobook narrated by Frederick DavidsonSharpe s Triumph is lacking in what made me love the first book so much Thelot structure which worked so well in Sharpe s Tiger already seems formulaic Tipu Sultan was such a great character in the last book and here there is no compelling antagonist The battle seuences which Cornwell is typically great at are too long and drawn out to be exciting Even if there is some entertainment to be had this all adds up to a big disappointment after such a great start to the seriesI m going to continue this series although instead of keeping with the recent books 1 5 are Small Talk preuels written from 1997 2001 I m going to skip to book 6 written in 1988 Part of that decision is to keep the same Read a book set in alace you ve never been but want to visit I love this series of books I love the characters the action the adventure They are so much fun This is the second installment of Cornwell s India trilogy and takes lace 4 years after Sharpe s Tiger leaves off Dick Sharpe has become a sergeant in the King s army and he s been laying low kinda uietly living off the wealth he acuired when he killed the Tipoo Sultan of Seringpatam When an officer of the East India Company goes rogue and commands a mass slaughter of every man woman and child in a neighboring company Sharpe is the only one who lives to tell the tale and sees his face He is recruited by his friend Colonel McCandless head of intelligence for the East India Company to seek out the traitor and destroy him Of course anything that involves showing honor and courage and fighting manly fights with his bare hands is something Sharpe is a master atI breezed through this is a few days and learned uite a lot about this time eriod and about the olitics and history of India a country I am fascinated with I chose this book for my challenge because I have always wanted to visit India I have an aunt who spent a great deal of time there during the British Occupation and was going to take me for MY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION WHEN THE BRITISH LEFT INDIA high school graduation when the British left India everything went to hell in a handbasket So it s kinda on my bucket list Cornwell is very meticulous about his historical accuracy in his novels and I applaud him for that Most of the officers in this novel are in fact based upon real officers like General Arthur Wellesley the future Duke of Wellington who fought in the legendary Battle of Assaye which serves as the setting for the second half of this novel I thought all of the action seuences were engaging and fun and I thought it was fascinating to learn about the inner workings and olitics involved in the military and in war at that time And Cornwell s characters are so dynamic and consistent and I felt as if I were reading about real eople From our hero Sergeant Richard Sharpeto his mentor the Scotsman Colonel McCandlessTo his arch nemesis the slimy Sergeant Obadiah HakeswillTo the traitor Major William DoddI enjoyed every minute of them I even gave the books to my
#Dad Who Gobbled Them #who gobbled them up I think I enjoyed this one slightly than Sharpe s Tiger but overall both were extremely enjoyable There is a smokin hot action scene at the end where I am just dying to see Jason Statham on the big screen kicking ass and taking names Because that s what Sharpe doe. Ll make Wellesley's reputation It will make Sharpe's name to but only if he can survive the carnage and killing frenzy for it is at Assaye that he at last realizes his ambition and has a chance to seize it This major new novel will follow the adventures of Richard Sharpe in India begun so excitingly in Sharpe's Tiger and culminating in the Battle of Assaye which Wellington considered his greatest victory. ,