Sharpe's Regiment (Richard Sharpe (chronological order) #17)
Major Richard Sharpe's men are in mortal danger - not from the French, but from the bureaucrats of Whitehall. Unless reinforcements can be brought from England, the depleted South Essex will be disbanded. In England, Sharpe uncovers a nest of high-ranking traitors - any of whom could destroy his career.
SHARPE'S REGIMENT offers something a bit different to the usual Peninsular action. This one's more of a conspiracy book (a la SHARPE'S PREY or GALLOWS THIEF), with Sharpe returning to England to investigate a ...more
First up I never realized how miscast Sean Bean was. He's a northerner with a pronounced northern accent and it appears from this book that Sharpe was from the slums of London and should've sounded more like an early Michael Caine.
Anyhow back to the book.
I thoroughl ...more
This time, I got into it a bit more, LOL:
Seventeenth in the Richard Sharpe fictional military history series and revolving around Major Richard Sharpe and the South Essex. This one takes place in England. Funny place to do battle with the regiment…
Heart-stopping as always! Richard is so terrifyingly naive. He scares me to death.
I love Cornwell's descriptions, and the way in which he de ...more
The year is 1813. Across Europe, the tide has turned against Napoleon. In Spain, after years of hard fighting, Wellington's army finally stands ready to cross the border and invade. Major Richard Sharpe, acting commander of the South Essex, will not be joining his mentor in the v ...more
Sharpe is a great personification of bravery and integrity throughout the series, but one can imagine being brave in a battle. The sense in which being brave is in your immediate self-interest is accessible. It is entirely another to go out of your way to find trouble with your own command, commit ...more
The plot of this story has Sharpe having to deal with a Soldiers worse nightmare politics and red tape. The regiment needs replacements however none have been sent from England. Sharpe finds out soon enough that the reason behind it is people with too much power and t ...more