David's Reviews > Sharpe's Gold

Sharpe's Gold by Bernard Cornwell
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Jul 23, 11

bookshelves: historical-fiction
I own a copy

The second book in the series - chronologically the ninth - Sharpes Gold tells of a daring mission behing enemy lines to retreive a hidden caches of gold in the Portuguese mountains.

For anyone who has seen the TV adaptation, be warned: the novel only holds a passing resemblance. It's also typical Sharpe fare: the hero taking on both his own side and the enemy. This is also the novel that introduces us to the Partisan Teresa, who later in the series becomes his wife. As usual for Cornwell, real events are woven into the plot of the storyline: in this case the destruction of Almeida that occurs towards the end of the novel, althogh, I have to say, that I felt this portion of the story was almost 'tacked on' an not really necessary.

So, to sum up: Sharpe is sent on a dangerous mission, ends up fighting both his own side and the enemy, gets the girl and eventually succeeds in his mission. And yes, I realise I could be describing vurtually any of the novels!
1 like · Likeflag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Sharpe's Gold.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.