Sharpe's Fortress

Sharpe's Fortress

Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Gawilghur, December 1803

By Bernard Cornwell

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061098635, 320pp.

Publication Date: January 2002


Be prepared for scenes of great action & heroic.The sword hissed an inch behind the boy's neck."I said to leave him alone "Sharpe said. "Or do you want to fight me instead?""None of us," a calm voice said behind Sharpe, "wants to fight Ensign Sharpe."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 bestselling Saxon Tales series, which includes The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, Lords of the North, Sword Song, The Burning Land, Death of Kings, The Pagan Lord, and, most recently, The Empty Throne, and which serves as the basis for the BBC America series The Last Kingdom. He lives with his wife on Cape Cod and in Charleston, South Carolina.