By Bernard Cornwell
A stunning nautical event that unearths Bernard Cornwell's loved ensign Richard Sharpe in the course of one in all history's so much wonderful naval engagements: the conflict at Cape Trafalgar off the coast of Spain.
The 12 months is 1805, and Richard Sharpe, having accomplished his travel in India (Sharpe's Tiger; Sharpe's Triumph; Sharpe's Fortress), is headed again to England, the place he'll sign up for a newly shaped regiment, the fairway Jackets. touring aboard Captain ordinary Cromwell's East Indiaman shipment send, the Calliope, is the beautiful girl Grace Hale, whose regal presence may supply intrigue and distraction from what supplies to be an another way uneventful voyage home.
But not anything is uneventful within the lifetime of Richard Sharpe, even at sea: the Calliope is captured through a powerful French warship, the Revenant, which has been terrorizing British nautical site visitors within the Indian Ocean. The french warship races towards the protection of its personal fleet, wearing a stolen treaty that, if brought, may perhaps impress India right into a new battle opposed to the British — and render for naught all that Sharpe has fought for therefore bravely until now. yet support comes from an unforeseen zone. An previous good friend, a captain within the Royal army, is at the path of the Revenant, and Sharpe comes aboard a 74-gun man-of-war known as Pucelle in sizzling pursuit.
Then Admiral Horatio Nelson arrives, together with his significant fleet of twenty-seven. What effects is a panoramic retelling of 1 of the main ferocious and one-sided sea battles in eu historical past, within which Nelson — and Sharpe — vanquish the mixed naval may possibly of France and Spain at Trafalgar.
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