Meet Richard Sharpe, a great British hero.
December, 1803 and Richard is now an officer. As Wellesley's army tries to end the Mahratta war, an act of treachery by Sharpe's old enemy, Sergeant Hakeswill puts him in terrible danger. He must regain his confidence and his treasure, the jewels of the Tippoo Sultan which have been stolen from him.
Sharpe's search for the thieves takes him to Gawilghur, a seemingly impregnable fortress. Inside is the renegade William Dodd, confident that no redcoat can reach him. In the horror of Gawilghur's ravine, Sharpe will fight as he has never fought before.
Bernard Cornwell (born 1944) is a prolific and popular English historical novelist.
The Sharpe Series :: Series
Also known as Richard Sharpe and Sharpe.
The Sharpe Series charts Richard Sharpe's progress in the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars. He begins in Sharpe's Tiger as a Private in the 33rd Regiment of foot, who becomes a Sergeant by the end of the book, and an Ensign in the 74th Regiment who is transferred to the newly formed 95th Rifles as a Second-Lieutenant during Sharpe's Trafalgar. He is gradually promoted through the ranks, finally becoming a Lieutenant Colonel in Sharpe's Waterloo.
The books are listed here in chronological order.