India, 1803. Sopravvissuto alla sanguinosa battaglia di Assaye, Richard Sharpe è stato promosso sul campo. Ma non è un buon momento per il tenente fresco di nomina: i superiori e gli altri ufficiali lo evitano e i sottoposti del battaglione scozzese cui è stato assegnato lo ignorano. Per sfuggire all'isolamento, e all'inattività, Sharpe accetta l'incarico di addetto alle salmerie e immediatamente porta alla luce una frode ai danni dell'esercito, conquistandosi così altri nemici... Tra avversari vecchi e nuovi, una micidiale vendetta sta per abbattersi su Sharpe, ma la vera resa dei conti avverrà a Gawilghur: durante l'assedio all'imprendibile «fortezza nel cielo».
- ISBN: 8850238916
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 422
Number three in the Sharpe series. Sharpe, now Ensign Sharpe, is back conquering India for General Wellesley, again. This time The Fortress of Gawilghur is in his sights. The Fortress of Gawilghur is generally believed, by the Indians, to be impregnable. But if the British are to be successful in thei Leggi tutto
Шарп е постигнал мечтата си - вече е офицер, макар и с най-ниския възможен чин. Това е изключително рядко за британската армия събитие - човек от долните армейски рангове да достигне такова ниво във военната йерархия. Естествено, това му носи само неприятности, другите офицери го търпят, но го презир Leggi tutto
This historical novel is the third in the series about Ensign Richard Sharpe, a soldier in the British army. The story takes place in India in 1803. Sharpe is a good, strong soldier, a decent human being. Unfortunately, he encounters people who are not so decent. The book is fast-paced, detailed, an Leggi tutto
A Masterfully Executed 5 Stars Random Ramblings After being disappointed by the previous book in the series, Sharpe's Fortress does not leave you wanting. While it's predecessor fails to provide sufficient detail of a famous battle, this novels lets you live the pain, drama and excitement of w
I liked the PBS series & found the books very enjoyable, but as an audio book, it really shined. Cornwell's historical afterwords, which set straight any inaccuracies, are wonderful, too. But take my star rating with a grain of salt. I didn't find this book quite as good as the others I've read, jus Leggi tutto
As I have been devouring a Sharpe a week, it is perhaps time to comment, for after this third volume the hero of the series is at last leaving India…. I must admit to being somewhat disappointed in Cornwall at first, but largely—on reflection—because he is not Patrick O’Brian … and I can hardly faul Leggi tutto
I didn't think I'd much care for a battle story but it was more than just that and held my attention throughout. Also, Gawilghur was a battle in the Maratha Wars that I didn't really know anything about so it gave me an insight into that as well. One oddity was the references to Tipu Sultan as 'the
More reliably fun Sharpe stuff, this one concludes the trilogy of Sharpe's adventures in India with Sharpe confronting the seemingly unassailable fort of Gawilghur. Of course, the "impenetrable fortress" is a fun and familiar Cornwell plot element (I think my first one was Dunholm from Lords of the
Perhaps my four stars is because I just finished and hated The Amber Spyglass , elevating Sharpe's Fortress to something greater than it was, but I think it is a lot more likely that I am just a fan of a good old-fashioned yarn full of action, one ethically complicated character and one truly nasty a Leggi tutto
If you ever get the chance to rent or buy SHARPE'S CHALLENGE on DVD, by all means take it! The story is a combination of all the adventures from SHARPE'S TIGER, SHARPE'S TRIUMPH, and SHARPE'S FORTRESS, plus they throw in a lot more romance and more interesting female characters who aren't in any of
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