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Sharpe's Command: The latest thrilling adventure from the best-selling master of historical fiction, the perfect gift for Christmas 2023

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Sharpe and his band of loyal and cunning riflemen are sent on reconnaissance but of course end up playing a key role in the conflict to come. To access your ebook(s) after purchasing, you can download the free Glose app or read instantly on your browser by logging into Glose.

Hornblower is one of the greatest naval adventurers in literature and he is back with heroic battles, stoic command and illicit liaisons in a stunning new four-book Folio set that includes reproductions of Forester’s original maps. And the impossible is exactly what the formidable Major Sharpe is asked to do when he’s dispatched on an undercover mission behind enemy lines, deep in the Spanish countryside.I think competent enemies could have increased tension in a book that takes place between other books and whose characters' fates are already known.

After several years of Cornwell devoting all his time to all things Uthred, we finally get back to Rifleman Richard Sharpe. The first great English detective novel, Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone is presented in a Folio Society limited edition of 750 numbered copies. And only Sharpe - with just his cunning, his courage and a small band of rogues to rely on - stands in their way. A great Sharpe book, thoroughly enjoyed the read, and all the great characters, really cannot get past visualising the characters from the TV series. We have to fight them off ourselves,’ he said, and wondered if he would have done better to have stayed in the church.

This means that at least one death lacks a proper build up as they didn’t exist beforehand, yet Cornwell has to kill someone. It's clear to me that either Cornwell or his publisher no longer really care about Sharpe, because neither appear to have a continuity checker.

There are smaller things like Theresa not having a rifle and asking for one, yet she should have one by this point.

The battle when it came was well laid out by Cornwell and easy to follow the tactics and flow, and was full of his trademark grittiness that immersed me as if I was there. As other reviewers have mentioned Sharpe is either addressed as Major or captain sometimes by the same person during the same conversation. The allies utilized an escalade on the fort's walls, and the details made everything stand out vividly.

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