Sharpe's Fury (Sharpe, Book 11) by Bernard Cornwell

By Bernard Cornwell

Captain Sharpe has to guard a philandering diplomat and, abandoned by way of his best friend, faces the enemy.

In the wintry weather of 1811, the conflict turns out misplaced. All Spain has fallen to the French, apart from Cadiz, now the Spanish capital and itself below siege.

The small British strength is trapped via a French military, their in simple terms wish lies with the outnumbered redcoats who, on a hill beside the ocean, refuse to confess defeat. And there, within the sweltering horror of Barrosa, Sharpe reveals his previous enemy Colonel Vandal as soon as again.

Soldier, hero, rogue -- Sharpe is the guy you usually wish in your aspect. Born in poverty, he joined the military to flee detention center and climbed the ranks via sheer brutal braveness. He understands no different relatives than the regiment of the ninety fifth Rifles whose eco-friendly jacket he proudly wears.

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