Sharpe's Siege (Sharpe Series #18)

Sharpe's Siege (Sharpe Series #18)

by Bernard Cornwell

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Overview

Sharpe's mission has seemed simple: capture a small unguarded French coastal fort, cripple Napoleon's supply lines, and retreat across the sea. But behind the lines, Sharpe's old enemy, Pierre Ducos, awaits Sharpe's arrival with a battalion of French soldiers and a vicious commanding general who keeps the scalps of his dead enemies as trophies.

Outmaneuvered by Ducos's treachery and abandoned by his own navy, Sharpe has only two choices: to escape with the aid of the charming, unscrupulous American mercenary, Cornelius Killick, or die.

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ISBN-13: 9780007452880
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/28/2012
Series: Sharpe Series , #18

About the Author

Bernard Cornwell's Richard Sharpe series takes its hero to the battle of Waterloo—and beyond. Several novels are the basis of a television miniseries. He was born in London and lives in Chatham, Massachusetts.

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Sharpe's Siege (Sharpe Series #18) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Joycepa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
#18 in the Richard Sharpe series.Back with Wellington¿s army, which is bogged down in southwest France, Sharpe is ordered on a mission, led by an ambitious captain of the Royal Navy, to capture a supposedly weakly-defended French coastal fort, cut Napoleon¿s supply lines, and assist in inciting the residents of Bordeaux to rise against Napoleon.Naturally, nothing works out as planned. After taking the fort, it is attacked by a heavy French force, and Sharpe is forced to escape via the good graces of an American privateer captain. The sinister Ducos makes yet another appearance.That¿s the background of the latest installment of the series. It¿s a somewhat offbeat story, a detour from Wellington¿s main thrust into France, but as usual, Cornwell imbues it with all the page-turning tension and excitement that characterizes the series. The escape is as good a scene as in any of the previous books. Harper and Sharpe continue to be lively and interesting protagonists, and the other characters all ring true. I don¿t think Cornwell can be equaled, never mind beaten, in this genre.Highly recommended.
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Not the best of the series. It seemed the story was forced and the author got tired. No real expansion of the characters, same general pkot, storyline much prefer reading "Sharpe's Enemy" again
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A nice change of pace. Sharpe fights with marines in france. One of the better entries in the series!