Only two obstacles stand between Napoleon's mighty army and its seemingly certain conquest of Portugal: a land wasted and stripped of food at Wellington's orders . . . and Captain Richard Sharpe. But perils from within and without threaten the bold captain of the Light Company -- the hatred and incompetence of a superior officer, the vicious treachery of a false ally . . . and the overwhelming numbers of a fierce, determined enemy, combining to make Sharpe's escape a near impossibility.
About the Author
Bernard Cornwell is the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Agincourt and The Fort; the bestselling Saxon Tales, which include The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, Lords of the North, Sword Song, The Burning Land, and most recently Death of Kings; and the Richard Sharpe novels, among many others. He lives with his wife on Cape Cod and in Charleston, South Carolina.
Praise for Sharpe's Escape: The Bussaco Campaign, 1810…
“Prepare to have your buckles swashed.” -People
“An altogether rousing tale of revenge and derring-do....Cornwell’s cinematically detailed battle pieces [are] literal tours de force.” -Michael Dirda in The Washington Post
“Sharpe aficionados will rejoice....With fully fleshed-out characters and keen human insight, Cornwell just keeps getting better.” -Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Highly recommended ... A worthy entry in the Sharpe series, this book will be eagerly anticipated by Cornwell’s many readers.” -Library Journal
“Presents to the contemporary reader an important part of history that Americans know little about.” -Los Angeles Times
“Perhaps the greatest writer of historical adventure novels today.” -Washington Post
“Richard Sharpe has the most astounding knack for finding himself where the action is…and adding considerably to it.” -Wall Street Journal