By Bernard Cornwell
It's 1810, and in Napoleon's decision to beat Portugal—and push the British again to the sea—he sends his greatest military but around the Spanish frontier. yet among the Portuguese border and Napoleon's probably convinced victory are twoobstacles—a wasted land, stripped of nutrition by means of Wellington's orders, and Captain Richard Sharpe.
But Sharpe is in difficulty. The captain of the sunshine corporation is threatened from inside and outside: First by means of an incompetent British officer, who by way of advantage of relatives connections is briefly given Sharpe's command. a fair higher hazard is posed by way of corrupt Portuguese brothers—Major Ferreira, a high-ranking officer within the military of Portugal, and his brother, nicknamed "Ferragus" (after a legen-dary Portuguese giant), who makes no claims to respectability, who prefer in its place to rule by way of crude actual power and natural intimidation. jointly the brothers have built a devious plot to ingratiate themselves with the French invaders who're threatening to turn into Portugal's new rulers.
Sharpe's interference within the first level in their plan earns the timeless enmity of the brothers. Ferragus vows revenge and plots a cruel capture that turns out bound to kill Sharpe and his intimates—battle-tested best friend Sergeant Harper, the Portuguese officer Jorge Vicente, and a prickly yet beautiful English governess. because the urban of Coimbra is burned and pillaged, Sharpe and his partners plot a bold break out, making sure that Ferragus will stick to on towards Lisbon, into the jaws of a snare laid through Wellington—the mammoth strains of Torres Vedras, a bold and inventive final stand opposed to the invaders. There, underneath the British weapons, Sharpe is reunited along with his shattered yet thankful corporation, and meets his enemies in an exciting and decisive fight.
Sharpe's break out emphatically reaffirms Bernard Cornwell's prestige as "perhaps the best author of ancient event novels today" (Washington Post); its climactic conflict scenes and evocative new edition of heritage sweep the reader off the web page and into the motion and drama of nineteenth-century warfare.
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