Sharpe's Devil

Sharpe's Devil

Richard Sharpe and the Emperor, 1820-1821

By Bernard Cornwell

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780060932299, 336pp.

Publication Date: March 2013


Be prepared for scenes of great action & heroics

"Then why go to an enemy harbor?" asked Sharpe."To capture it, of course, why else?" Cochrane looked at Sharpe as though the Rifleman was mad. "We've got a ship, we've got men, we've got weapons, so what the hell else should we be doing?""But the ship is sinking.""Then the bloody ship might as well do something useful before it vanishes."Sharpe had met Spain's devil, and his name was Cochrane.

Richard Sharpe

Soldier, hero, rogue 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.

About the Author
Bernard Cornwell is the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestsellers 1356 and Agincourt; the Richard Sharpe series; and the Saxon Tales, the bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, which include The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, Lords of the North, Sword Song, The Burning Land, Death of Kings, The Pagan Lord, The Empty Throne, and Warriors of the Storm now the basis for the BBC television series The Last Kingdom.

Praise For Sharpe's Devil

“A rousing read.”

“With a plot up to its neck in blood and guts, this is adventure naked and unashamed.”
-Mail on Sunday