Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Gawilghur, December 1803
This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on your computer. Books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
"The greatest writer of historical adventures today."
Critically acclaimed, perennial New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell (Agincourt, The Fort, the Saxon Tales) makes real history come alive in his breathtaking historical fiction. Praised as "the direct heir to Patrick O'Brian" (Agincourt, The Fort), Cornwell has brilliantly captured the fury, chaos, and excitement of battle as few writers have ever done—perhaps most vividly in his phenomenally popular novels following the illustrious military career of British Army officer Richard Sharpe during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. In Sharpe's Fortress, Ensign Sharpe's adventures in India reach a grand finale at the Siege of Gawilghur during the Maharatta War in December 1803, as Cornwell's hero uncovers a foul treason and seeks a righteous revenge. Perhaps the San Francisco Chronicle said it best: "If only all history lessons could be as vibrant."
From Publishers Weekly
© Publishers Weekly
This is my third Sharpe book. Excellent story with just enough history.
Good book, bad editor
The book is what you expect from Cornwell--well done. But I expect major authors to have proofreaders. This book looks like it was created with an optical scanner and no one bothered to fix the errors. It gets rather tiring to keep seeing "die" where it should be "the" and "then" where it should be "they." Miscellaneous quotation marks and commas riddle the text. Cornwell should send Mr. Sharpe to hunt down the lazy editors.