Richard Sharpe sta vagando solo per Londra, amareggiato e quasi sul punto di lasciare l'esercito, quando un incontro fortuito lo porta a intraprendere una missione speciale: un viaggio a Copenaghen come scorta del nobile anglodanese Lavisser, che ha il delicato incarico di portare 43.000 ghinee d'oro al principe ereditario danese da parte di quello inglese. La corona inglese vuole infatti convincere la Danimarca a mettere la propria flotta al riparo nei porti britannici, perché i francesi - lo sfondo storico è sempre quello delle guerre napoleoniche - non possano impadronirsene. Sharpe deve garantire che il denaro affidato al non irreprensibile Lavisser arrivi a destinazione... ma non sarà facile.
- ISBN: 8830422339
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 395
Now we're talkin', yo! Badass mo-fo, Richard Sharpe gets back to what he does best: kickin' ass and lovin' the ladies! Oooh yeah! I don't know what Bernard Cornwell was thinking with that last book in the Sharpe series (#4, Sharpe's Trafalgar )...Well okay, I do know. He wanted to write a book about o Leggi tutto
Sharpe's Prey is the first Sharpe book I really found exceptional. The four adventures in India and Trafalgar were fair and compelled me to read on, but Sharpe's Prey has actually made me a true fan of Cornwell's "great British hero." My admiration for the stories is grounded in the bold statement st Leggi tutto
Number 5 in the Sharpe series. The year is 1807. The Danish have a fleet of ships the French desperately want. The French navy was decimated at The Battle of Trafalgar and now the French need the Danish fleet. But there is no way in hell that the British will stand for that. The British try diplomacy Leggi tutto
Warning to any woman who thinks getting involved with Richard Sharpe in the prequel novels is a good idea: So far, in the two I've read, the survival rate is 0 for 2. Run, ladies!
Review on English, followed by the Bulgarian one. Ревюто на английски е първо, следва това на български. Another excellent novel from Sharpe series, two years after the Battle of Trafalgar. Everything should be fine with him, but that's not the case ... Penniless, with a bleeding heart and a creeping c Leggi tutto
(2.5 stars) Perhaps I'm alone in this, but I dislike this book quite a bit. Probably my least favorite Sharpe novel. Bits of it are great, sure. I especially enjoyed the trip into Sharpe's past, with him going back home to the seedy parts of London. But... (view spoiler) [I found the deus ex machina of Lady Grace's d (hide spoiler)] Leggi tutto
My wife & I watched half a dozen of the movies made from these books back in the mid 90's & liked them. I never got around to reading the books, though. Last year, I somehow stumbled across this one & finally got around to reading it. I waited too long! I'm going to get more of them, starting with t Leggi tutto
Nobody does a battle scene better than Bernard Cornwell, and nobody can take you back in history and make you love it the way he does. Sharpe is a thoroughly enjoyable, dashing character who does a great job of annoying his superiors, while making them well aware that he is too good a soldier to los Leggi tutto
Richard Sharpe is not a happy man. This one starts out in London with Sharpe lonley, depressed and angry...and in the mood for murder. Life has not gone well for him since the battle at Trafalgar. He did get the girl, but he lost his fortune fighting lawyers and then she died with their child during Leggi tutto
In book 5, it is 1807 and Sharpe is sent to Copenhagen to help bribe Denmark into giving up their war ships before the French come and take the fleet to fight Britain. This is another really fun and interesting read. Historical fiction, but there's been a love interest in every book. I could easily
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