Sharpe's Triumph (Sharpe Books #2)
In the four years since he earned his sergeant's stripes, young Richard Sharpe has led a relatively peaceful existence. But Sharpe's reverie ends when he barely survives a murderous act of treason by a bitter English officer who has joined the mercenary forces of the Mahratta confederation, determined to drive the British from the continent. Vowing to hunt down the turncoa...more
In chronological order, Sharpe's Triumph, is the second book of the Bernard Cornwell's "Sharpe" series. This volume was written as part of prequels written about the Main Character, Richard Sharpe.
Sharpe has now been promoted to sergeant and been reassigned to a battalion of the East India Company. While on a mission to buy stolen ammunition, he witnesses the mass murder of soldiers and civilians alike. He is tasked by Colonel McCandless, his prison m...more
One thing did bother me about the ending - really bothered me. (view spoiler)[Sharpe again throws Obadiah to the wolves - well, elephant this time - and didn't make sure he was dead. Last time it was tigers & he survive...more
This is the first Sharpe book I’ve read, and I enjoyed it immensely. For some reason, I...more
Well, I definitely had a lot of fun and managed to learn a good deal but this was just missing some little thing for me. I'm not really sure what it was...more
This time around,...more
The action doesn't let up with Sharpe travelling across India in search of revenge. The characters he comes across are a mixed bag and as in all cases of war there's a chance of a cannonball with your name on it.
This one made very little mark on my brain. Sharpe gets promoted in it and the bully get's his comeuppance but other than that I just don't pull much out. The Sharpe's books can be good and absorbing, but they can also (for some reason) hit some very dry patches.
Indien, im Jahre 1803. Vier Jahre sind seit der Schlacht bei Seringapatam vergangen, als Richard „Dick“ Sharpe in geheimer Mission die Reihen des Sultans infiltrierte und Reiche Beute davon trug. Die Auseinandersetzungen in British India toben nach wie vor – da wird Sharpe Zeuge eines unvorstellbaren Massakers. Ein ehemaliger Angehöriger der britischen Armee hat die Seiten gewechselt und kämpft nun – im Offiziersrang – für die Marathenarmee. Das Vorbild des siegreichen Deserteu...more
India 1803, Richard Sharpe surviving a murderous act of treason vows to hunt down the turncoat, a bitter English officer by the name of Major Dobb. Sir Arthur Wellesley with Richard Sharpe at his side enter into the fiercest battle of their career, the bloody battle of Assaye.
Sharpe's Triumph is a riveting story of betrayal and revenge. The description of the battles, the deployment of the troupes and their progress leave you with the horrific feeling of being...more
First of all, the plot was meandering, as though the author was unsure of where he wanted to go with this story. Sharpe had a mission in this book, but I often found it difficult to recall what that mission was because the construction of the story wasn't in service to that mission. There was...more
This story starts with a massacre which Sharpe miraculously survives, goes on to the siege of the city of Ahmednuggur where Wellesley first demonstrates his military audacity, and ends in the hard-fought (and well-described) battle of Assaye. Throughout this overall arc there is an understory involving a hated pursuit of Sharp...more
Cornwell is an extremely prolific author - he has written many books, in several series. Often when you see this sort of...more
The Mahratta, seen previously in the earlier volume, have every intention of trying to force the British out of the subcontinent are willing to do anything to accomplish their goal. Sharpe is goes after th...more
Sharpe gets given seemingly impossible mission, usually acting as chaperone to chinless Rupert (CR) who thinks he knows better (because he is an English gentleman). CR screws up completely and S...more
The narration was more focused on Sharpe, so I finally had the feeling I got to know him better. I finally learned what was going on inside his head. Also he started to develop a great deal here.
The narration still sometimes switched to the viewpoints of other characters, but this time I felt it was justified because those other characters were also better fleshed out than in the previous book. They interested me, and when the n...more
For this battle, a hopelessly outnumbered redcoat army under his command took on, and defeated, a vastly larger Mahratta army: crossing a ford outside Assaye (a ford that wasn't supposed to even exist!) onto the enemies flank, then fighting their way through that enemy...more
Now it is crude in places, and the themes are not quite moral at times, but for some reason it just doesn't seem that bad when everything else is executed so well and nothing seems done for mere effect (maybe I...more
Most roundly dimensional and representing the extremes of British society are Wellesley, the coldly brilliant and fearless son of an earl, and Sharpe himself, the tortured, unlettered bastard from London's slums, who is determined to rise. Cornwell contributes vivid details in descriptions of life in an army camp, the dual military regimes of the East India Company and the regular army, and Indian politics. Best are the ba...more