Sharpe's Enemy

Sharpe's Enemy

Richard Sharpe and the Defense of Portugal, Christmas 1812

Book - 1984
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A band of renegades led by Sharpe's vicious enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, holds a group of British and French women hostage on a strategic mountain pass. Outnumbered and attacked from two sides, Sharpe must hold his ground or die in the attempt.
Publisher: London : Collins, 1984.
ISBN: 9780670639403
0670639400
9780002214247
0002214245
Characteristics: 351 p. : ill., map.

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Oct 05, 2010

Another treat of historical fiction --- this time lots of fiction and relatively little historical accuracy.
The action takes place in the border country between Spain and Portugal. Sharpe has been ordered to lead a new Rocket Cavalry into maneouvers when he accidentally encounters a much larger force of French troops. Against all odds, under the brave leadership of Sharpe, the outnembered Englich are able to hold out against the much larger French forces until he is finally relieved by the British-Spanish force.
As always: blood; guts; gore and bravery --- the expected and normal hallmarks of Cornwell's Sharpe novels.

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