Follow Sharpe from a private serving in India for the British Army, to a staff officer at the Battle of Waterloo, in this epic historical fiction series from Bernard Cornwell (The Last Kingdom). This collection contains Twenty One of the Sharpe books, published between 1981 and 2007. The series resumed in 2021 with its 22nd full-length novel, Sharpe's Assassin, set immediately after the events in Sharpe's Waterloo.
Titles in This Set:
- Sharpe's Tiger
- Sharpe's Triumph
- Sharpe's Fortress
- Sharpe's Trafalgar
- Sharpe's Prey
- Sharpe's Rifles
- Sharpe's Havoc
- Sharpe's Eagle
- Sharpe's Gold
- Sharpe's Escape
- Sharpe's Fury
- Sharpe's Battle
- Sharpe's Company
- Sharpe's Sword
- Sharpe's Enemy
- Sharpe's Honour
- Sharpe's Regiment
- Sharpe's Siege
- Sharpe's Revenge
- Sharpe's Waterloo
- Sharpe’s Assassin
The citadel of Seringapatam is under siege. Navigating this dangerous kingdom of bejewelled palaces and poverty, Private Richard Sharpe embarks on a rescue mission to save a senior officer from the clutches of the Tippoo of Mysore – and oust the Sultan from his throne.
The fortress of Mysore is considered impregnable, but one of the greatest threats comes from betrayal within the British ranks. And the man to outwit enemies from both sides is Sharpe . . .
When a defector all but wipes out an unsuspecting British unit, Sergeant Richard Sharpe must hunt down the enemy within. In the sun-beaten terrain of forts and bazaars, the mission draws him into treacherous, unfamiliar territory and face to face with an old adversary. As the Mahratta rulers prepare for the white heat of battle, the small village of Assaye becomes the stage. Outnumbered and outgunned, the British face bloody defeat. But ready to step up, in a battle that could make his reputation, is Sharpe...
The British army are closing in on enemy troops in western India and Ensign Richard Sharpe, freshly promoted yet unsure of his position, finds himself vulnerable: he’s unwelcome among the officers, yet finds hidden enemies within the ranks. With no-one he can trust, Sharpe is in serious danger when an old adversary arrives on his trail – and a terrible act of betrayal draws him into the eye of the storm.
All roads lead to Gawilghur, a legendary, impregnable fortress in the sky. In the heart of enemy territory, the British carry out a near-impossible siege. And joining the front line, risking his honour and reputation in a battle that will test him as never before, is Sharpe . . .
Heading home on a merchant ship from India, Ensign Richard Sharpe finds himself on a far more dangerous journey than he could have anticipated, for war brews at sea. The formidable French navy have destroyed the British blockade and face an outnumbered but formidable foe: Admiral Nelson.
Sharpe’s meeting aboard the Calliope with the beautiful Lady Grace Hale turns quickly to obsession, but he finds unexpected enemies and deep treachery amongst his fellow passengers. And as they approach Cape Trafalgar and the enemy fleet comes into view, ready to fight in one of the most glorious but deadly clashes of the war is Sharpe . . .
When Lieutenant Richard Sharpe arrives in Copenhagen on a secret mission to help stop a war, he finds a city swarming with spies and deceit. Yet the French forces are gathering, their eyes on the Danish navy’s impressive battle fleet: one that could replace every ship they lost at Trafalgar.
The city burns, attacked by the French and besieged by the British. And discovering that he’ll have to make his own rules, fighting through the shadowy maze of friends and foes, is Sharpe . . .
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.
Spain, March 1811
Cadiz is under siege – the last city standing in France’s conquest of Spain. So Captain Richard Sharpe must navigate the spymasters and murderous factions within its walls – and see off deadly threats from more than one enemy.
Deserted by their ailing Spanish allies, the British are heavily outnumbered as they prepare to halt the French at Barrosa – their last chance of liberating the fortress city of Cadiz. And ready to face his old enemy in battle is Sharpe . . .
Spain, May 1811
As the British struggle to keep their last strongholds in Spain, Captain Richard Sharpe is handed a grenade of a command – ordered to train the Spanish palace guards for battle. But when the crumbling frontier fort where they are based becomes the target for the elite French attack, Sharpe is confronted by an old enemy.
After a desperate fight, the British are badly beaten and bruised – and so is Sharpe’s fragile reputation. The only hope of redemption is glory in one of the fiercest battles of the whole war. And so leading his men through the blood-stained, narrow streets of Fuentes de Oñoro is Sharpe . . .
Spain, January 1812
Lieutenant Richard Sharpe faces threats from all sides when an old adversary joins the ranks. Yet, despite the risks, he must embark on a deadly mission – to capture the impenetrable fortress of Badajoz.
It’s a long, cold winter for war as the French force onwards – but Sharpe’s battle-rage burns. Only a Forlorn Hope, a near-suicidal move into the breach, will give the army hope of capturing the fortress. And boldly leading the attack is Sharpe . . .
Spain, June 1812
In the beautiful city of Salamanca, Captain Richard Sharpe must hunt down and safeguard Britain’s most valuable spy, ‘El Mirador’, before he’s silenced by France’s deadliest assassin – even at the risk of his own life.
In the shadowy world of Salamanca’s high society, where secrecy blurs the lines between friend and foe, it seems that other figures are out to destroy the British. Whilst outside the city’s walls, the armies gather for one of the biggest battles of the war – and risking everything for victory, even betraying one he loves, is Sharpe . . .
Spain, December 1812
In a deathly cold winter on the Spanish-Portuguese border, a group of deserters take British hostages and it falls to Major Richard Sharpe to lead the perilous rescue mission in the biting cold mountains – where he faces one of his oldest, and most cunning, adversaries.
The British army’s fate rests on the hostages’ liberation. Outnumbered and attacked from two sides, it looks like surrender or certain death on the Gateway of God pass. Yet prepared to hold his ground, or risk his life trying, is Sharpe . . .
Spain, February 1813
As war in Europe hangs in the balance, Major Richard Sharpe finds himself caught in the web of a secret plot, convicted for a murder that leads him to the gallows.
Escaping the rope, but imprisoned by a cunning French spy, Sharpe has little hope of survival as his battalion marches through the misty hills to Vitoria: the city of golden spires where the French army awaits. But if there is one man capable of defeating extraordinary odds to restore his honour in only the way he knows how, it's Sharpe...
When a whole battalion of British soldiers goes missing, Major Richard Sharpe returns to
England to the mists of a shadowy political game. For soldiers are being sold like slaves, his regiment is in serious danger – and the enemy lies in a new world for Sharpe: at the heart of Whitehall.
In order to find the missing men, someone must go undercover, disguising themselves as a new recruit to join the British army and expose a nest of high-ranking conspirators. Taking one of his biggest gambles, risking his reputation and his life to save his abandoned regiment, is Sharpe ...
On a dangerous mission to capture a coastal fortress in France, Major Richard Sharpe finds himself betrayed by a double agent, and abandoned deep in enemy territory. His only hope of escape is to trust an unscrupulous American mercenary- a man who has no loyalty to the British.
Fighting rages along the Atlantic coast and the besieged French fortress is ablaze with battle. Outnumbered and out of ammunition, the British can only hold back the onslaught. And fighting to keep the dreams of invasion alive, outwitting the enemy at every turn, is Sharpe...
As rumours swirl of Napoleon's surrender, it seems that an end is finally within reach after years of war. But for the allies and for Major Richard Sharpe - caught in a trap when an old adversary frames him for stealing Napoleon's treasure – the fight is not yet over.
The great city of Toulouse must be taken, and the French will defend their territory to the death. Raising his sword again in one of the bloodiest conflicts he's ever faced, and waging a personal war against the man daring to orchestrate his downfall, is Sharpe...
Brussels, June 1815
With Emperor Napoleon at its head, an enormous French army marches towards Brussels. In preparation for a grand society ball, the British and their allies also converge on the city, and it falls to Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Sharpe to convince the inexperienced Prince of Orange of the incoming attack - yet he refuses to heed Sharpe's warning.
A decisive battle looms at Waterloo - and the fate of Europe rests on a knife-edge. Short on both men and ammunition, a victory for Wellington seems impossible. Yet takingcommand, and turning the most hard-fought and bloody battle of his career into triumph, is Sharpe...
If any man can do the impossible it's Richard Sharpe . . .
Richard Sharpe is a man with a reputation. Born in the gutter, raised a foundling, he’s the army’s loose cannon – but also its most formidable weapon.
With violence brewing in the aftermath of Waterloo, and a secretive group of revolutionaries hell-bent on avenging Napoleon’s defeat, Sharpe is called to the front line: the maze of Paris streets where lines blur between friend and foe.
And in search of a spy, he must defeat a lethal assassin determined to destroy his target, or die trying . . .
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