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Sharpe's Waterloo JuneThe Duke of Wellington, the Prince of Orange, and Napoleon will meet on the battlefieldand decide the fate of EuropeWith the emperor Napoleon at its head, and enormous French army is marching toward Brussels The British and their allies are also converging on Brussels in preparation for a grand society ball And it is up to Richard Sharpe to convince the Prince of Orange, the inexperienced commander of Wellington s Dutch troops, to act before it is too late But Sharpe s warning cannot stop the tide of battle, and the British suffer heavy losses on the road to Waterloo Wellington has few reserves of men and ammunition the Prussian army has not arrived, and the French advance wields tremendous firepower and determinaiton Victory seems impossible


10 thoughts on “Sharpe's Waterloo

  1. says:

    I appreciated this as a window on the famous 1815 battle, with Sharpe a Zellig like figure at key turning points However, I missed Sharpe s personal story as the main focus of the narrative rather than getting a sense of him being used as a tool to illustrate historical events If you have read any of the Sharpe series on the British army during the Napoleanic Wars, you will want to read this ou


  2. says:

    Book 20 in the Richard Sharpe series.A bit of a change in the story narrative this time, the last 19 books have beenconcerned with the life and times of Richard Sharpe with a battle of some importance as a back drop But this time the narrative is well and truly about the battle of Waterloo with, the now Lt Col in Prince William of Orange s army, Richard Sharpe as a minor player.Did I miss Sharpe


  3. says:

    I d advise not reading the author s note at the end of the book, because it tips the novel s John Bull ishness right over the edge into jingoism The body of the book is hardly great literature, but it s enjoyable it could have been edited down, but as a dubiously historical recounting of Waterloo from the first skirmishes at Quatre Bras to the defeat of the Imperial Guard, it rollicks along amiab


  4. says:

    Firstly, my prejudices I ve been a huge fan of the TV versions of the Sharpe books I ve been an even bigger fan of the Napoleonic Wars, and Waterloo in particular I ve probably readon and around the subject than is healthy for anyone.Although I ve never actually read a Bernard Cornwell novel before, I was really looking forward, therefore, to reading his account of Richard Sharpe s contribution to


  5. says:

    Waterloo The True Story of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles This is the actual book that I read and reviewed here What is shown in the header is Cornwell s 20th Sharpe novel This is the first non fiction book by Bernard Cornwell, but he brings all the talent that he has honed over the years in writing his many historical novels to retelling the story of Waterloo It s worth mentioning up fr


  6. says:

    Some of my favourite Sharpe moments are in this book, and some quality comedy from when Sharpe is busy elsewhere I don t know how accurate the battle descriptions are, but they are vivid I do believe that this book will work as a standalone novel, there s enough background to catch you up, but when the back story is waiting to be read, why skip it It doesn t matter how many times I reread these, it


  7. says:

    As well written as ever The boys own adventure delivers the thrills made all the better by the historical detail and nuance.


  8. says:

    The 20th Sharpe novel delves into the famous battle of Waterloo and pretty much nothing else This time around, Sharpe serves in the staff of the Prince of Orange fighting the war against Napoleon The author goes to great lengths to justify Sharpe s presence in the lead up engagement and then in the main battle at Waterloo and not all of these feel very natural and Sharpe really doesn t have much to do


  9. says:

    I d suspected that SHARPE S WATERLOO, the penultimate Sharpe adventure and the culmination of his adventures in the Napoleonic War, could be nothing but a triumph After all, it s a novel dedicated to one of the biggest, most remembered battles in all of history, so how could Cornwell get it wrong He built to it for a decade, honing his craft withminor but no less gripping stories before finally sitting


  10. says:

    All right, I ll confess it I m a Richard Sharpe addict I have just started the last of the 21 novels read in historically chronological order, not the order written and I will miss his adventures once I m done One of the factors in my appreciation of the series is the image of Sean Bean s Sharpe portrayal from the movies very appealing , but the other is the breathtaking depiction of battle in all its g


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