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Sharpe's Fortress: India 1803 (Richard Sharpe's Adventure Series #3)

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Bernard Cornwell

Fighting in the millet fields of India circa 1803, Richard Sharpe knows trouble when he sees it: dissension in the ranks, a feverish and arrogant enemy, nobody to confide in. Unbeknownst to his comrades, Sharpe has buried a fortune in booty along the … see full wiki

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Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: HarperCollins
2 reviews about Sharpe's Fortress: India 1803 (Richard Sharpe's...
review by . October 29, 2001
This is an excellent series of books on Richard Sharpe, the enlisted man raised to the officer rank after saving the life of the future Duke of Wellington. The reader follows Sharpe from his beginnings in India, through the Napoleonic campaigns to Waterloo, and then in South America at the time of the former Emperor's death. All of the works are detailed, and contain enough action to suit anyone. Since this is a series, and the current works take place before the Napoleon ones, there's no suspense …
review by . June 10, 2001
I have found that I like Richard Sharpe in India even more that I like him in Spain. This is likely because you don't see much fiction on the particular war in question elsewhere. Cornwell handles this setting well from details on how a cannon ball is meant to take out ranks to the culture of the foe and friend in India. As always the action is great, the battles realistic and the characters great. If there is any weakness to be found it is working under the limitations of a prequel. I think the …
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