This collection of Richard Sharpe's adventures takes him from a Lieutenant in an 1809 Spanish winter, through to a Captain at the Battle of Bussaco, September 1810. It includes Bernard Cornwell's first-ever published novel, Sharpe's Eagle.
If you want to catch up with the Sharpe books, Books 1-5 follow his earliest adventures. Books 11-15 contains some of the most iconic novels in the series, and Books 16-20 take Sharpe to the Battle of Waterloo.
Titles In This Set:
1. Sharpe's Rifles
2. Sharpe's Havoc
3. Sharpe's Eagle
4. Sharpe's Gold
5. Sharpe's Escape
Spain, January 1809: Lieutenant Richard Sharpe is cut off from the main army and distrusted by his men. Yet, as a bitter winter sweeps across Spain, he must lead his battalion on a treacherous trek through enemy-infested mountains. It seems their only hope of escape is to accept the help of an unlikely Spanish ally- but it comes at a price.
In possession of a mysterious chest that he claims will shift the tides of war, the Spaniard is determined to storm the holy city of Santiago de Compostela. But with an overwhelming force and a formidable leader from the Imperial Guard, the French have their own violent agenda. And caught in the crossfire, with no choice but to lead his men towards an unknown battle, is Sharpe...
Portugal, Spring 1809: Lieutenant Richard Sharpe is under orders to hunt down the missing daughter of an English wine merchant. But when he finds himself stranded behind enemy lines, he is forced to confront a threat much closer to home, double-crossed by an Englishman's treacherous schemes.
The tide of war begins to change when a new British commander - the future Wellington - lands on Portuguese soil to launch a counterattack. And by the commander's side, determined to avenge his enemies, is Sharpe ...
Spain, July 1809: Lieutenant Richard Sharpe faces not only great danger on the battlefield but also, even more dangerous, treachery within his own ranks. But as the enemy approaches, he must pick up his rifle and prepare to lead his men against the French at one of the biggest, bloodiest fights of the war – the Battle of Talavera.
Out of the mist comes the roaring, undefeated army sent by Emperor Napoleon. Over their heads soar the Eagles, the standards touched by the hand of the Emperor himself. And boldly waiting for them is Sharpe . . .
Spain, August 1810: The English army faces ruin in Spain – and the Duke of Wellington is desperate for money to fund the war. Only a cache of hidden Spanish gold can save them. And only Captain Richard Sharpe has the cunning to capture it.
In the treacherous terrain of the Portuguese hills, with rain sweeping the peninsula, a powerful guerrilla leader holds possession of the gold. And risking everything for the ultimate prize – for his honour, for his army’s fate – is Sharpe . . .
'I am asking you to go,' Ferragus said, moving closer to Sharpe. 'I am being polite, Captain.' 'Hurts, don't it?' Sharpe said. 'And what if I don't go?' 'I can reach into your little army, Captain,' he said in his deep voice, 'and I can find you, and I can make you regret today.' 'Are you threatening me?' Sharpe asked in astonishment.
RICHARD SHARPE: Soldier, hero, rogue — the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green
jacket he proudly wears.
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