By Bernard Cornwell
Bestselling novelist Bernard Cornwell returns to his well known Richard Sharpe sequence with this eighteenth outstanding installment, which unearths his cherished hero within the middle of war-torn Denmark, attempting to shield the prized Danish fleet from Napoleon Bonaparte's ambitions.
The yr is 1807, and Richard Sharpe is again in England, the place his occupation turns out to have come to a lifeless finish. Loveless, destitute, and relegated to the menial initiatives of quartermaster, Sharpe roams the streets of London, considering a bleak destiny clear of the military. Then, immediately, an previous good friend invitations him to adopt a mystery undertaking -- the supply of a bribe -- to the Danish capital, Copenhagen. Denmark is formally impartial, yet Napoleon is threatening an invasion for you to catch the robust Danish fleet, that can substitute the ships France misplaced in its disastrous defeat at Trafalgar. The British, fearing such enhancement of French strength, threaten their very own preemptive invasion, and Sharpe, whose errand appeared so uncomplicated, is trapped in an online of treachery that would finish basically while the town, which concept itself secure, is subjected to a brutal and cruel bombardment.
Sharpe's Prey -- the chronological sequel to Sharpe's Trafalgar -- reveals Bernard Cornwell on the most sensible of his bestselling shape, combining the meticulous historic element and really good conflict scenes he is well-known for with a plot that races at breakneck pace towards the ultimate, bloody conflict that threatens to damage Copenhagen.
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