[E–pub New] (Sharpes Rifles (Sharpe, #6)) by Bernard Cornwell


Sharpes Rifles (Sharpe, #6)

characters µ Sharpes Rifles (Sharpe, #6) It's 1809 and the powerful French juggernaut is sweeping across Spain Lieutenant Sharpe is newl. He might not be a born officer but by God he was a born soldier He was the son of a whore bereft of God but a God damned soldierI ve decided that the best way to approach the Sharpe series in which the publication order differs so radically from the publication order as to seem all but an exercise in randomization the way one does when reading stories about Conan the Cimmerian There might be some narrative carry over from novel to novel but it s best to just regard them as discrete stories that happen to be about a guy with the same name and or less the same characterI say this because Sharpe s Rifles is the point where a lot of people who have chosen to read these books in chronological order start complaining about inconsistencies The book was written some half a dozen years after those of the original core series but cast as a preuel to them and the books I ve read so far were written many many years after this one but take place earlier in Sharpe s careerSo in a lot of ways the Richard Sharpe in Sharpe s Rifles bears little resemblance to the character I ve grown to love through his adventures in India at sea and in Denmark except in the ways described in the ur Cornwellian sentence I uoted at the beginning of this post He s still pretty uncouth and brutal still an all but conscience less and cold blooded killer but he seems only to have honed those ualities from his prior adventures but not to have experienced the character building that came with them To wit he is unsure in his authority though it could be argued that the years he has spent as a downtrodden uartermaster for the 95th Rifles might have eroded the confidence he gained in India and Denmark a complete sucker for anything in a skirt see my asterisk below and taking lessons in leadership from the Spanish major Bias Vivar that he really ought already to have absorbed from the good examples of his protectors in India like McCandlessBut these are small uibbles and become meaningless once one has agreed to treat the novels as things outside of time and narrative continuity Especially when the material at hand is so good as it is here For Sharpe s Rifles has everything I ve come to expect from a Sharpe story over the top adventure here a ragtag band of survivors of a famous retreat across Spain is teaming up with a small but elite cadre of the Spanish army commanded by the aforementioned Don Bias on a mission to bring a Holy McGuffin to the Cathedral at Santiago de Compostella and thus create a new legend to inspire the Spanish peasantry to rise up against the hated French invaders internecine bickering inspired combat tactics cold chivalry among enemies and all the fighting drinking and swearing if not this time the whoring one might expect from a good piece of military fictionHere too is an origin story of sorts though its significance is lost to chronological readers who have not osmotically absorbed a certain level of meta knowledge about the series for it is here that Sharpe and his gonna be best friend Sergeant Harper meet for the first time And it s a pretty good meet as those go Harper almost stages a mutiny against Sharpe but it s still not as good as Aubrey and Maturin and the concert at Port Mahon But that s maybe not a fair comparison right I m sure back in the 1980s when only the original core Peninsular War books existed fans of SharpeHarper were delighted to observe this meeting but for us chronological readers starting in the 21st century it will never have the same powerStill cracking good stuff Again lots of explorations of how the rifle changed warfare and how swords still matter even if one sword is in the hand of a guy astride a big horse and the other in the hand of a guy on foot who ran out of ammo or out of time to reload his weapon lots of amusing ruses de guerre and then there s the attack on Santiago itself which doesn t hold a candle to the big set piece battles we saw in India but is still very satisfying indeedTruly Sharpe never disappointsAt least thank goodness his prior adventures don t involve a lot of ret conning the allusions to his deeds in India at Seringapatam and Gawalghur etc match up with the stories I ve read Well except for Lady Grace his lover from Sharpe s Waterloo who died after giving him a son before Sharpe s Prey I m pretty sure that once you ve bedded a gorgeous noblewoman you re not going to be so terribly overawed by a mere member of the impecunious country gentry however mischievous and cute The Tallgrass Prairie Reader is sweeping across Spain Lieutenant Sharpe Practical Data Science with R is newl. 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characters µ Sharpes Rifles (Sharpe, #6) Y in command of the demoralized distrustful men of the 95th Rifles He must lead them to safety. Number 6 in the Sharpe seriesThis story takes place just after the French defeated the British at the battle of Corunna in 1809 The British are in disarray trying to get to safety via the coast where the British fleet is waiting to evacuate the defeated army The 95th Rifles are separated from the main army and are being harassed by French dragoons There are constant rearguard skirmishes which are taking a toll on the troops of the 95th In one skirmish the last but one officer is killed The last officer standing is Lt Richard Sharpe Up to this point Lt Sharpe was the company uartermaster Look down on by his fellow officer because he was promoted from the ranks He is also ignored by the rank and file because he s nothing but a jumped up soldier just like themselves They bitterly resent being told what to do by a pretend officerIf these men are to survive Sharpe has to gain the respect of these men and soonWhilst struggling with the bitter cold in the Spanish mountains Sharpe and his men fall in with a group of Spanish soldiers The Spanish troops are on a mission to plant the flag of Santiago in the French garrisoned town of Santiago de Compostela Although he feels that this is nothing than a pipe dream Sharpe feels he has no choice but to fall in with the SpaniardsAs usual there is a young attractive woman but for once she is immune to Richard s masculine appeal Falling instead for the dashing commander of the Spanish troopsThis once again is a fast paced rollicking adventure Comes with a 4 star recommendation

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characters µ Sharpes Rifles (Sharpe, #6) And the only means of escape is a treacherous trek through the enemy infested mountains of Spai. I am reading the Sharpe books in chronological order and have just reached Sharpe s Rifles the first meeting of Lt Richard Sharpe and his best friend Sgt Harper and I have to admit that the moment doesn t mean all that much to meIt s crafted to be one of those great moments in fiction and I suppose it could have been if I had approached Sharpe s Rifles from a different direction Had I been reading the books in order of publication or even seen the occasional installment of the BBC s Sharpe movies I think I would have been delighted to see the meeting of these men But reading the books in order gives me no stake in their relationship I have come to appreciate Sharpe but I don t know Harper at all and just don t care about how they met yet That could change as the series goes on but I am still not sure it would make a difference as far as their initial meeting is concerned because as I said it is crafted to be one of those great moments And I don t know that the series has what it takes to be a great series let alone be important enough for the meeting of its principles to be of serious interest to the literary world at large Moreover the crafting of the meeting feels forced in a way that truly great meetings of characters do not Aubrey and Maturin meeting a fine example considering their place in the Napoleonic oeuvre coming as it does in the opening pages of the first book with no need for a preuel is an organic growth of the story and its impact is given a chance to grow over the course of Master and Commander with a feeling that anything could happen And none of that is the case with Sharpe and Harper Regardless Sharpe s Rifles is a decent read but not one of the best in the series There are too many inconsistencies with the books that come before and Sharpe s tendency to fall for every pretty girl above his station which he has done in ever preceding book yet this is never mentioned in Sharpe s Rifles is already becoming tediousThe battles are rousing though and Cornwell always includes something fun and inventive like Sharpe s use of caltrops against the French Cavalry and Sharpe s brutal efficiency consistently sates the potential bloodlust of Cornwell s readersBernard Cornwell also make sure there are interesting supporting characters Despite the weakness of Sharpe s meeting with Harper the Irish Sergeant is a promising partner for Sharpe and the fiery Blas Vivar the Spanish Major trying to work a miracle against the French succeeds in overshadowing everyone in the story The only complaint in the supporting cast is that every Frenchman is turning into a Napoleonic era Nazi too cruel too dishonourable too clever and just a little too evil It will become downright annoying if it continues for the rest of the books but for now it is merely noteworthy Sharpe s Rifles is only worth reading if you re committed to the series if not you can probably get away with watching this installment on BBC I have a feeling you won t miss anything of importance

  • Paperback
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  • Sharpes Rifles (Sharpe, #6)
  • Bernard Cornwell
  • English
  • 06 August 2020
  • 9780006176978

10 thoughts on “[E–pub New] (Sharpes Rifles (Sharpe, #6)) by Bernard Cornwell

  1. says: [E–pub New] (Sharpes Rifles (Sharpe, #6)) by Bernard Cornwell

    [E–pub New] (Sharpes Rifles (Sharpe, #6)) by Bernard Cornwell Sharpe knew himself to be a tough man but he had always thought of himself as a reasonable one yet now in the mi

  2. says: [E–pub New] (Sharpes Rifles (Sharpe, #6)) by Bernard Cornwell

    [E–pub New] (Sharpes Rifles (Sharpe, #6)) by Bernard Cornwell More of a 25 but definitely my least favorite of the series so far I didn't care for the reader Fredrick Davidson which didn't help While he was tolerable his Spanish voices were very low gravelly almost unintelligible at times while all his Irish voices were very high lilting Since one of the Irishmen was a really big tough sergeant the high voice didn't fit my image of a red haired Lee Marvin wellSharpe wasn't shown

  3. says: [E–pub New] (Sharpes Rifles (Sharpe, #6)) by Bernard Cornwell

    [E–pub New] (Sharpes Rifles (Sharpe, #6)) by Bernard Cornwell He might not be a born officer but by God he was a born soldier He was the son of a whore bereft of God but a God damned soldierI've decided that the best way to approach the Sharpe series in which the publication

  4. says: Bernard Cornwell · 7 Free read Free read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB · Bernard Cornwell [E–pub New] (Sharpes Rifles (Sharpe, #6)) by Bernard Cornwell

    [E–pub New] (Sharpes Rifles (Sharpe, #6)) by Bernard Cornwell If you're not going to start at the beginning this is a great place to start Bernard Cornwell's long running Napoleonic War series The events in Sharpe's Rifles take place when European hostilities between the French and

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    Summary Sharpes Rifles (Sharpe, #6) Bernard Cornwell · 7 Free read [E–pub New] (Sharpes Rifles (Sharpe, #6)) by Bernard Cornwell This read almost like an origins story for Sharpe It shows how he first took command of the Rifles how Sergeant Harper because his best friend and how the British army began the long process of driving Napoleon an

  6. says: [E–pub New] (Sharpes Rifles (Sharpe, #6)) by Bernard Cornwell

    [E–pub New] (Sharpes Rifles (Sharpe, #6)) by Bernard Cornwell Number 6 in the Sharpe seriesThis story takes place just after the French defeated the British at the battle of Corunna in 1809 The British are in disarray trying to get to safety via the coast where the British fleet is waiting to evacuate th

  7. says: [E–pub New] (Sharpes Rifles (Sharpe, #6)) by Bernard Cornwell

    [E–pub New] (Sharpes Rifles (Sharpe, #6)) by Bernard Cornwell Free read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB · Bernard Cornwell Summary Sharpes Rifles (Sharpe, #6) I am reading the Sharpe books in chronological order and have just reached Sharpe's Rifles the first meeting of Lt Richard Sharpe and his best f

  8. says: Summary Sharpes Rifles (Sharpe, #6) Free read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB · Bernard Cornwell Bernard Cornwell · 7 Free read

    Free read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB · Bernard Cornwell [E–pub New] (Sharpes Rifles (Sharpe, #6)) by Bernard Cornwell Bernard Cornwell · 7 Free read Sharpe's Rifles starts in 1809 with the Peninsular War in Spain already raging For those who aren't familiar the Peninsular War was one of the big conflicts of the Napoleonic Wars with basically Britain Spain and Portugal duking it out with the French on the Iberian Peninsula When we join our hero the Spanish armies are destroyed

  9. says: [E–pub New] (Sharpes Rifles (Sharpe, #6)) by Bernard Cornwell Free read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB · Bernard Cornwell Bernard Cornwell · 7 Free read

    [E–pub New] (Sharpes Rifles (Sharpe, #6)) by Bernard Cornwell Free read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB · Bernard Cornwell I've read many of his other series Grail uest Saxon Warlord etc but have not read any of the Sharpe's Rifles until now Typically great fighting scenes good characters strong story Brings the period to life Now to find a bun

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    Summary Sharpes Rifles (Sharpe, #6) Free read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB · Bernard Cornwell Bernard Cornwell · 7 Free read I re read this as research for the next Extraordinaries book not for facts so much as Cornwell's gift for capturing the feel of the Spanish countryside and the grittiness of military life in the 19th century Cornwell's style in this early novel isn't as solid as it becomes in later books and there's a feeling of distance sometimes between the story and the reader but that's really my only complaint Richard Sharpe is a compellin

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