È il 1807 e Richard Sharpe è di nuovo in Inghilterra. L'eroismo dimostrato a Trafalgar gli è valso una promozione, ma la sua carriera sembra essere giunta a punto morto, tanto che il giovane tenente sta meditando di lasciare l'esercito. Poi, improvvisamente, un vecchio amico gli propone un'insolita missione: la consegna di una cospicua somma di denaro al principe di Danimarca. Ufficialmente neutrale, il Paese è minacciato da Napoleone che, dopo la disfatta di Trafalgar, mira a impadronirsi della flotta danese. Pur di impedire che quella flotta finisca ai francesi, gli inglesi sono pronti a tutto, e l'incarico di Sharpe è il primo passo di una manovra ben più complessa. Un potente intrigo nel quale Sharpe finirà coinvolto nel momento stesso in cui metterà piede sul suolo danese'
- ISBN: 8850213212
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 406
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
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!
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
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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