Nel 1803, Sir Arthur Wellesley, forte dell'alleanza con la Compagnia delle Indie Orientali, muove la sua armata verso la città fortificata di Ahmadnagar, nell'Hyderabad. Tra i soldati inglesi c'è il giovane sergente Richard Sharpe, cui viene assegnato il rischioso compito di catturare il maggiore William Dodd, che ha tradito l'esercito di Sua Maestà e guidato un drappello di mercenari maratti nel massacro di un'intera guarnigione britannica. Sharpe è il solo in grado di riconoscere il criminale, che riesce a far perdere le proprie tracce. Quando, in una missione diplomatica presso il comandante dei maratti, costui offre a Sharpe il grado di tenente, il giovane sergente sarà costretto a scegliere tra la lealtà e il tradimento.
- ISBN: 883041977X
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 447
A few years back I read most of Bernard Cornwell's action-packed serial adventure series on the Napoleonic Wars. I read through to what felt like a fairly satisfactory end and then I quit for a few years. Recently I noticed I still had about a half dozen books to go, and so when I came across Sharpe Leggi tutto
Read a book set in a place you've never been but want to visit. I love this series of books. I love the characters, the action, the adventure. They are so much fun. This is the second installment of Cornwell's India trilogy, and takes place 4 years after Sharpe's Tiger leaves off. Dick Sharpe has be Leggi tutto
Дето се вика, историята тепърва ще набира скорост, но и в тази книга се случват много интересни неща. Шарп е баснословно богат и макар да не може да го афишира, започва да си мисли, че ще е добре да стане някак си офицер и по този начин да се отърве от трудностите съпътстващи живота на ниските рангов Leggi tutto
3.5 Stars Random Ramblings In chronological order, Sharpe's Triumph, is the second book of the Bernard Cornwell's "Sharpe" series. This volume was written as part of prequels written about the Main Character, Richard Sharpe. Plot summary Sharpe has now been promoted to sergeant and been reassign
Sgt. Sharpe is at it again. This time he is accompanying Gen. Wellesley in taking on the Mahratta horde during 1803. It is the retelling of the Battle of Assaye in September of that year. Sharpe goes on a mission to hunt down a rogue British Officer who has become a mercenary. At the same time Sgt. H Leggi tutto
Review of the audiobook narrated by Frederick Davidson. Sharpe's Triumph is lacking in what made me love the first book so much. The plot structure, which worked so well in Sharpe's Tiger, already seems formulaic. Tipu Sultan was such a great character in the last book and here there is no compelling Leggi tutto
Book two in the Sharpe series. This another ripping yarn from the pen of Bernard Cornwell . Once again Richard Sharpe, no longer private but newly promoted to Sergeant, finds himself up to his neck in it with his mineses Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill. In Sharpe's Tiger Sharpe finds himself in the possessi Leggi tutto
This is what I expect from Bernard Cornwell: detailed battles and great characterizations. Once again, he makes history come alive. My mind does drift some during the battles, and that's why audio works very well with this stuff, helping me to "skim", sorta. Plus, the narrator, William Gaminara, nai Leggi tutto
Meh. Sharpe came across as rather a whiny git in this one, where there was no real plot to speak of and interminable battle scenes which lead up to a denouement that had been telegraphed from the start. I'm glad I only look for mindless entertainment in these books; unfortunately this one was a grea Leggi tutto
Well, it had to happen. I finally found a book by my favourite author that is everything I find tedious about a lot of other authors. It was Cornwell's 'Warrior Chronicles', tales of Uhtred of Bebbanburg, which reanimated my inner bookworm and sold me on historical fiction to begin with. Of all the C Leggi tutto
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