Sharpe's Fury

Sharpe s Fury Richard Sharpe the former private in His Majesty s army who now commands a company of riflemen finds himself fighting his old enemies the French in Sharpe has been sent by Wellington on a mis

  • Title: Sharpe's Fury
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell Steven Crossley
  • ISBN: 9781428115637
  • Page: 185
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Sharpe's Fury

    Richard Sharpe, the former private in His Majesty s army who now commands a company of riflemen, finds himself fighting his old enemies, the French, in 1811.Sharpe has been sent by Wellington on a mission to C diz, now the capital of Spain, to rescue the British ambassador who happens to be Wellington s brother from a spot of undiplomatic trouble The city has been bRichard Sharpe, the former private in His Majesty s army who now commands a company of riflemen, finds himself fighting his old enemies, the French, in 1811.Sharpe has been sent by Wellington on a mission to C diz, now the capital of Spain, to rescue the British ambassador who happens to be Wellington s brother from a spot of undiplomatic trouble The city has been blockaded by the French but is supported by the British from the sea It contains a rare mix of pro and anti British citizens, diplomats, courtiers, adventurers, and spies Sharpe s mission complicated, undercover, and political turns out to be completely different from the one on which he was sent It brings him through the besieging enemy army to triumph in the Battle of Barrosa, where the British, deserted by their allies, defeat an overwhelmingly stronger French force.

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    1. Algernon

      Either this is one of the better entries into the series, or the longer pause I've decided to take between installments has made me more indulgent towards this slightly formulaic and hero worshipping historical account of the Napoleonic Wars. The books have this advantage of being in general self-contained episodes, so a new reader could jump in at any point. I preferred to start chronologically, and there are advantages in this also, mainly in background stories for secondary characters.Before [...]

    2. Jamie Collins

      Another enjoyable, if formulaic, entry in the Sharpe series, although the title is a misnomer. We've seen a lot more fury from Sharpe in other books; this one would have been more aptly named Sharpe's Aggravation.Along with the usual gripping battle scenes, all the ingredients are here:- Terse, facetious dialog between Sharpe & Harper and the riflemen- A pompous commanding officer who dislikes Sharpe and nearly gets the company killed- A Wellesley with a secret assignment (although it's the [...]

    3. Kate Sherrod

      There isn't a great deal of fury going on in this eleventh (chronologically) Richard Sharpe novel, but at this point it must have started getting difficult to come up with titles? Maybe?At any rate, Sharpe's Fury is, well, another Sharpe novel, in which much the sort of thing that happens in other Sharpe novels, happens again. He survives the nearly fatal incompetence of yet another highly placed British officer and manages to distinguish himself in doing so. He gets suckered into a decidedly no [...]

    4. Graham

      Another decent Sharpe offering. One has to realise that all these books are written to a similar formula – Sharpe’s involved in treachery and corruption, makes lots of enemies, faces defeat and suffering before winning despite overwhelming odds, and then the whole thing’s topped off by a massive battle. SHARPE'S FURY is no exception, providing the reader with a weasel of a villain, a great set-piece involving a half-ruined cathedral and its crypt, an effective big battle at the climax whic [...]

    5. Robert

      Tougher to read than previous volumes. While the battle scenes in the final 50 pages are the most gut wrenching and poignant that I've yet encountered from Cornwell, the middle third of political intrigue drags on forever and tarnishes the overall experience. There are also several uncharacteristic conversations between Sharpe and his men about this battle 'not being their fight' that border on forbidden current political commentary in historical fiction. I'll give the author the benefit of the [...]

    6. B.J. Richardson

      This book is a huge step up from the previous couple. The typical pieces of every Sharpe book are there, (villain, rescued lover, man to man battle, and major historical conflict) but the way they are put together are much better than the typical, at this point tired same old way. The description of the battle at Cadiz is just excellent. Although much of the remainder is just average, that battle is Cornwell at his best.

    7. Rebecca

      This Sharpe novel I thoroughly enjoyed and it felt like a proper journey, one guided by duty and lust and revenge. It was quite pleasing to meet Lord Pumphrey again and I enjoyed the dynamic between the pair of them, though that seems to be at an end due to a certain revelation. Harper's words of "It's not our fight" were oddly welcomed because so often Sharpe steers his men off track but they follow, for they are loyal. I did like that Vandal had thought Sharpe dead when suddenly he was confron [...]

    8. Torben

      Natürlich wieder 5 Sterne, weil ich Sharpe liebe, auch wenn es vielleicht nicht das beste Buch der Serie ist. Aber warum eigentlich nicht? Besonders ist vor allem, dass der Roman dreigeteilt ist. Erst ein Abenteuer zum Reinkommen und Antagonisten vorstellen, dann ein Spionage-, Geheimauftrag in der Mitte und dann natürlich Schlachtenbeschreibung, ohne die Sharpe nicht Sharpe wäre. Durch diese drei eigentlich unterschiedlichen Teile hat die Geschichte nicht ganz den Fluss, unterscheidet es abe [...]

    9. A Bald Mage** Steve

      I've been meaning to review these for ages, I read all these books a long time ago and I think I would have to re-read them to remember every story line. That's the problem with trying to review books you read over ten years ago. When I read these books it was a happy time for me as I received all the collection including the short stories as a wedding present ten years ago and as I celebrate my tenth anniversary of being married to my beautiful wife, I wanted to save my overall review of the se [...]

    10. J

      5/10 Sharpe is back, and he's furious, although it seems more like a grudge than fury. It has the history. It has the humor. It just feels different than the typical Sharpe novel.Sharpe spends much time off the battlefield doing things you might find in a crime thriller. The author might realize this because there's an almost unrelated battle stuck in the middle. It also seems to focus on other characters more than other Sharpe novels. I was also slightly annoyed that it refers to events that ha [...]

    11. Trina

      Highly enjoyable, especially the first half in which Sharpe foils a malevolent Spaniard's plans to expose a British diplomat's dalliance with a comely prostitute by publishing his foolish letters to her (this all takes place during the Napoleonic era). Plenty of action and fighting as the British and the Spanish join forces (sort of) against "the French bastards", as Sharpe and his trusty riflemen refer to them.

    12. Kathy Davie

      Eleventh in the historical military fiction series revolving around Captain Richard Sharpe and the Peninsular War. It's March 1811, and the British Army is intending to keep Cádiz.My TakeTypical. It is interesting that Cornwell makes all the incompetent generals assholes and all the competent ones are either down-to-earth or realistic about war. Moon's biggest problem is his class and his own selfish, racist, myopic character. All that befalls him…serves him right.Oh man, I just don't underst [...]

    13. Robin Webster

      I have been reading the Sharpe series in chronological order, so this is my 11th adventure with Richard Sharpe. I’ve followed him from a private soldier in India, to his present rank of captain as he continues to fight under Lord Wellington in the Peninsular Wars against France in the early 19th century. The Sharpe series does settle into a very definite formula. He always appears to be embroidered in an internal conflict with established figures within the British army, as well as having to d [...]

    14. Roger Scherping

      This is my second Sharpe book, and I liked the plot of Sharpe's Escape better. Like Sharpe's Escape, this book had a very intense and amazingly detailed battle scene. In both books, though, I had a hard time following exactly what was happening, especially with all of the different officers and military maneuvers. Sometimes I couldn't tell which side the author was talking about -- British or French.The author's knowledge of history and warfare in the early 19th century is very impressive. He te [...]

    15. Mike Gunderloy

      Still marching through the career of lovable rogue Richard Sharpe. In this episode he gets accidentally stuck in the Spanish city of Cadiz when Napoleon has taken over the rest of the country, puts his skills at thieving to good use, hooks up briefly with another beautiful woman, and finds himself in a battle. Sharpe is improbably at the center of every major action in the Napoleonic wars, but no less fun for all that.

    16. Tanabrus

      Questo libro comincia abbastanza male, con l'ennesimo ufficiale che ce l'ha con Sharpe e che sembra anche abbastanza arrogante e incompetente.Poi andando avanti la cosa migliora, incontriamo anche il fratellino di Wellington e Sharpe riesce ad avere una storiella romantica ai limiti dell'assurdo.Sharpe ha una parte fondamentale nella storia "finta", dove ormai tra le alte sfere è riconosciuto come l'uomo da cercare quando ci sono lavori difficili e non proprio legali da fare.Poi con uno stratag [...]

    17. Shirley Conley

      * It gets worse. Started April 26. This one was awful. This Sharpe is unbelievable. He is like a cat with 9 lives. He is shot in the head – recovers; bombed in a cathedral – escapes; fights the French at incredible odds – wins; charged with several war crimes- exonerated by an officer who dislikes Sharpe but now has a wife (prostitute) who feels beholden to Sharpe. This will be my last Sharpe novel.

    18. Anton

      All these later publication Sharpe novels have a much bleaker tone and an angrier, ruder, more violent, less tsundere-noble Richard Sharpe, which I'm not a huge fan of. Even so, Sharpe's Mild Annoyance is splendid. Spycraft, swashbuckling, and intrigue complementing Cornwell's usual terrific battle descriptions.

    19. Jennifer

      Probably my favorite Sharpe book so far, despite being light on character-building and heavy on military strategy, exactly the opposite of what I tend to be looking for in this kind of historical novel. But the battle is extremely well-written and involving, filled with interesting historical characters, and I found myself unable to put it down once the bullets started flying.

    20. Ken Curry

      I found the last third of the book very interesting in the extensive descriptions of the battle preparations, geography and actual battle(s). In addition Sharp was not present very much in this section of the book. Cornwell continues to bring to life the struggles of battle from both sides and weaves an entertaining story in presenting history.

    21. Carrie

      Even heavier than usual on the battle scenes, which tired me out a tad, but I'll never get sick of Sharpe's adventures.

    22. Rumfuddle

      More of the sameVillainous villains, Distressed Maidens, Intrigue, plots and this time all with a Head Wound.Will our Hero survive? Of course he will, there are 10 more books to go yet!

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