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Another stellar tale of Richard Sharpe.
I love the way the author is able to weave these tales through historical events
Struggles thru the ending battle. enjoyed the outcome however and will read on!
Another genuinely impressive novel from Cornwell. Once again he inserts his characters seamlessly into history giving true credit to the real heroes of the day. In this case Sir Arthur Wellsley who despite his achievements is perhaps one of the less celebrated of our talented historical leaders.
The story continues from the first book and surprisingly Sharpe has passed four quiet years until the campaign leading to the Battle of Assaye reels him in. That's not his only worry though, the wonderfully awful Sergeant Hakeswill still harbours an incredible grudge and if there is one thing Hakeswill can do it is to plot revenge!
The whole thing is expertly narrated by Rupert Farley and his take on the "good" Sergeant is a joy "It's written in the scriptures so it is". The Battle itself is described in great length, the heroism of the Scots, Sharpe's own non-trivial role and of course much historical detail is included to bring it to life.
Another stunning read. I must deliberately ration myself. I want this series to last a little while at least!
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The whole of the Sharpe series is great, and Rupert Farley has to be my favourite narrator by far.