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Publisher's Summary

An honored veteran of the Napoleonic Wars, Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe is drawn into a deadly battle, both on land and on the high seas. In 1820, Richard Sharpe has become a peaceful farmer following Waterloo, but comes out of retirement to undertake a perilous mission. He must find Don Blas Vivar, Captain-General of the Spanish colony of Chile and an old friend, who vanished without a trace half a world away.
With intrepid Irishman Patrick Harper at his side, Sharpe embarks on a dangerous journey that carries him first to an unexpected interview with Napoleon, then on to Chile, a land seething with corruption and revolt. But when fortune delivers him into the hands of Lord Cochrane, the legendary rebel genius, the real battle erupts. On land and at sea, Sharpe faces impossible odds, not only against finding Vivar, but against surviving in a time when tyranny rules, injustice abounds, and Napoleon lurks on the horizon, itching to rekindle the world in a blaze of war.
Don't forget to check out the rest of Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe series.

Don't miss the rest of Bernard Cornwell's literary masterpieces.

©1992 Bernard Cornwell (P)1998 Blackstone Audiobooks
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Critic Reviews

"Readers will be dazzled by the rollicking plot, period color, and the atavistic thrill of terrific battle scenes right out of a Turner painting." (Publishers Weekly)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Graham Perks on 05-09-05

A great ending to Sharpe and Napoleon

There's no such thing as a bad Sharpe book. Start with Sharpe's Tiger and you'll be hooked for the entire series! This is the final book and wraps up Sharpe, Harper, and Napoleon's careers.

With an interesting back story that I had no idea about (the possibility of which would certainly have left a huge impact to world history), this is a good listen.

But if you've listened to any Sharpe books, you have no need to read this review. If you've not listened to any Sharpe book, this probably isn't the ideal one to start with, since it's the last in the series - go immediately for any other Sharpe novel as your next listen!

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2 out of 5 stars
By Randall on 04-25-09

Oh no, one more Sharpe

Now this has to be the last of the Sharpe's series, its like 600 books long.

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