Sharpe's Devil

Sharpe's Devil

Richard Sharpe and the Emperor, 1820-1821

Book - 1993
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From New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, another exciting adventure in the world-renowned Sharpe series, chronicling the rise of Richard Sharpe, a Private in His Majesty's Army at the siege of Seringapatam.

Five years after the Battle of Waterloo, Sharpe's peaceful retirement in Normandy is shattered. An old friend, Don Blas Vivar, is missing in Chile, reported dead at rebel hands - a report his wife refuses to believe. She appeals to Sharpe to find out the truth.

Sharpe, along with Patrick Harper, find themselves bound for Chile via St. Helena, where they have a fateful meeting with the fallen Emperor Napoleon. Convinced that they are on their way to collect a corpse, neither man can imagine that dangers that await them in Chile...

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : HarperPaperbacks, c1993, 1992
ISBN: 9780061090288
006109028X
Characteristics: 361 p. : map ; 18 cm.

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Myles1
Mar 13, 2012

This book marks the end of one of the greater literary sagas i have ever enjoyed. If you have not read any Sharpe books yet, do not read this. Start from book one - Sharpe's tiger- and follow him through the years.

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Nov 25, 2010

The Napoleonic wars are long over when Sharpe and Harper are called from retirement by the wife of one of their war
companions,Blas Vivar, now Captaine-General of Chile. The adventure takes them to call on Napoleon the deposed dictator in exile on St. Helena before they sail around Cape Horn to Chile. It seems no one knows anything about the general's whereabouts. Sharpe takes things into his own hands but to no avail: he and Harper, relieved olf their bribery money are unceremoniously tgossed into a Chilean ship which is expected to take them far, far away.
Until the ship is overtaken by rebels who take the ship captive and sail it back to Chile. There's lots of mayhem as Thomas Cochrane comandeers the ship, sails it back to Chile, and though vastly outnumbered, conquers one of Chile's most important settlements. And oh yes, the Captain --- he's found after having been exiled to some secluded islands off Chile's west coast.
As usual, a good book, well written. And p.s. Thomas Cochrane was a real figure in history --- not just some impossibly larger than life fictional concoction.

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