Bernard Cornwell is, in my opinion for whatever that is worth the best historical author currently working in the world of narrative fiction based upon real life historical events He pulls no punches in respect to the often extremely violent reality of life during the wide ranging periods of human history he has covered The net result is an authentic and often contemporary feel, featuring a cast of flawed characters that the modern day reader can identify with in some cases , and entertained by until it becomes quite addictive. good book I am working my way through the series and have yet to read a dud one Only 2 to go but sure of a big conclusion Great stuff. This is as usual a very good and interesting read As with all the Sharpe books I thoroughly enjoy the story, and the action.I have read many of Bernard Cornwell s books and can say without a doubt that he is my favourite author. Ive got the tv series and saw them first The books are much detailed and if you loved the tv series you will love these books. Great read A book i read it i enjoyed it delivered on time Richard Sharpe triumphs in the last battle of the war, only to find himself in worse peril when charged to recover Napoleons treasureIt isRumours abound that Napoleon has surrendered, been murdered, or fled But before the French are finally defeated and Sharpe can lay down his sword, one of the bloodiest conflicts of the war must be fought the battle for the city of ToulouseBut Sharpes war is not only the battle Accused of stealing Napoleons treasure, Sharpe must discover the unknown enemy who has tried to frame him and his revenge is ingenious and devastatingSoldier, hero, rogue Sharpe is 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 th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears Standard Sharpe stuff Good Book Bernard Cornwalls, books are always good Sharpe is our Hero,Uhtred from the Saxon novels our even bigger Hero they all draw you in and make you feel you are alongside them in their adventures.