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by Bernard Cornwell

eBook Sharpe's Prey : Richard Sharpe and the Expedition to Copenhagen 1807 ePub
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Language: English
ISBN: 0002258757
ISBN13: 978-0002258753
Publisher: HarperCollins; First Edition edition (2001)
Pages: 260
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 305
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ePub file: 1847 kb
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Critically acclaimed, perennial New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell (Agincourt, The Fort, the Saxon Tales) makes real history come alive in his breathtaking historical fiction.

Critically acclaimed, perennial New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell (Agincourt, The Fort, the Saxon Tales) makes real history come alive in his breathtaking historical fiction. Praised as "the direct heir to Patrick O'Brian" (Agincourt, The Fort), Cornwell has brilliantly captured the fury, chaos, and excitement of battle as few writers have ever done-perhaps most vividly in his phenomenally popular novels following the illustrious military career of British Army officer Richard Sharpe during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

It would be a poor harvest, there was a new widow in Kent and the Honorable John Lavisser went to Almack’s where he lost considerably more than a thousand guineas, but it no longer mattered. Nothing mattered now.

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Sharpe's Trafalgar (The Sharpe Series): Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 180. y Bernard Cornwell . Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex, and now lives mainly in the USA with his wife. y Bernard Cornwell Paperback £. 6. In addition to the hugely successful Sharpe novels, Bernard Cornwell is the author of the Starbuck Chronicles, the Warlord trilogy, the Grail Quest series, the Alfred series and standalone battle books Azincourt and The Fort. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Page 1 of 1 Start overPage 1 of 1.

Richard Sharpe is sent to Copenhagen to deliver a bribe to stop the Danes handing over possession of their battle . But pawns can sometimes change the game, and Sharpe makes his own rules

Richard Sharpe is sent to Copenhagen to deliver a bribe to stop the Danes handing over possession of their battle fleet to the French. But nothing is easy in a Europe stirred by French ambitions. But pawns can sometimes change the game, and Sharpe makes his own rules. When he discovers a traitor in his midst, he becomes a hunter in a city besieged by British troops. Soldier, 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 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

It is 1807 and Sharpe, back from India and Trafalgar, has joined the newly formed Greenjackets – but his career is in ruins, and his future in the army apparently hopeless

It is 1807 and Sharpe, back from India and Trafalgar, has joined the newly formed Greenjackets – but his career is in ruins, and his future in the army apparently hopeless. He is rescued from disgrace by General Sir David Baird, an old comrade from India, who needs a ‘disposable’ man for a mission in Copenhagen.

The eighteenth novel in this bestselling adventure series takes Richard Sharpe to battle in Copenhagen. It is 1807 and Lieutenant Richard Sharpe, recently returned to England, is offered a new job: go to Copenhagen, help the Honourable John Lavisser deliver a bribe, and so stop a war. It seems very easy. But nothing is easy in a Europe stirred by French ambitions. The Danes possess a battle fleet that could replace every warship the French lost at Trafalgar and Napoleon's forces are gathering to take it. The British must stop them. Sharpe is ordered to protect Lavisser against the French agents who infest the Danish capital. It is a shadow war of spies and brutality in which Sharpe is a sacrificial pawn. But sometimes pawns can change the game and Sharpe, when he discovers a traitor in their midst, makes his own rules. As the Danish army attempts to raise the British siege, it is met by Sir Arthur Wellesley with a force of redcoats and riflemen. Copenhagen is doomed. In nights of merciless British bombardment, Sharpe must protect a woman, hunt his traitor and stay alive.
Drelahuginn
I love all of the Richard Sharpe books. I hate having to search for the chronological order of the books, so I'm providing it here so people don't have to search.

Sharpe's Tiger
Sharpe's Triumph
Sharpe's Fortress
Sharpe's Trafalgar
Sharpe's Prey
Sharpe's Rifles
Sharpe's Havoc
Sharpe's Eagle
Sharpe's Gold
Sharpe's Escape
Sharpe's Fury
Sharpe's Battle
Sharpe's Company
Sharpe's Sword
Sharpe's Skirmish
Sharpe's Enemy
Sharpe's Honour
Sharpe's Regiment
Sharpe's Christmas
Sharpe's Siege
Sharpe's Revenge
Sharpe's Waterloo
Sharpe's Devil
Mavivasa
I am a great Bernard Cornwall fan I have read most of his books so my review might be biased. Sharpe's Prey takes him out of main stream British Army as he goes on special assignment (under cover as it were) for the Foreign Office. The historical facts surrounding the siege of Copenhagen in Denmark are basically correct and covers one of the two times Britain invaded Denmark. There is Sharpe in the thick of things, a girl interest which thankfully doesn't go to far. - After Sharpe's Trafalgar we don't want Sharpe getting to involved romantically again. The women interests in the books tend to distract from the main story. Sharpe is sent to hunt down a British traitor who has British information that the French army under Napoleon want. There is the usual war and mayhem that seems to follow Sharpe. The descriptions of Copenhagen and the Denmark of the time are excellent along with the descriptions of the "modern warfare" that is waged in the day If you like Richard Sharpe books you will enjoy this novel.
Ielonere
Richard Sharpe is the product of a fondling home that was willing to sell young girls or boys for evil or dangerous purposes if the price was right. He escaped at an early age to live on the streets. At best he is a rogue; at worst a murderous thug who will cut the throat of an enemy without a second thought. This novel finds him destitute after losing the fortune stolen in India. He returns to the fondling home 20 years after his escape to seek revenge plus obtaining some money. Events leave him on the run, but British government officials happen to need a lower class thug for a special mission and Sharpe's other sins can be overlooked.
The mission takes Sharpe to 1807 Copenhagen along with 43,000 pounds in gold intended as a bribe. This is like setting a fox to guard a henhouse. When his upper class traveling companion disappears with the gold, Sharpe must find both. This leads him into Copenhagen just ahead of the British attack on the city. He is caught up in intrigue and people changing sides. He eventually is able to get back to British lines, but then must return to find both the traitor and the gold. The novel has some climatic action in the middle of a heavy British bombardment of the city. Along the way, Sharpe finds a new woman then loses her again, continuing his bad luck with women.
And then there is the gold, equivalent to about 40 million pounds in today's economy, which has passed through many hands without receipts. Soldiers were being hanged for petty looting, but officials were willing to turn a blind eye where there was gold, as long as they got their share.
As a side note, the 1807 attack on Copenhagen is described in some detail in Robert C. Wing's biography of Peter Puget. Puget, then a Royal Navy captain, commanded the inshore squadron of small vessels that bombarded the city.
Based on content, I would give the novel a PG-13 rating.
mym Ђудęm ęгσ НuK
Sharpe's Prey is very different from Sharpe's Trafalger. When Trafalger had ended, Sharpe was united with his love Lady Grace, her husband conveniently shot while attempting to murder her. When Sharpe's Prey opens, Sharpe is wearing his traditional green jacket of the rifles, but our hero is tough to recognize. Grace died from childbirth complications, along with the baby. Sharpe's fortune has once again been eaten up and he is penniless. His commission is worthless and he is not very happy with his military career. Yet Sharpe comes out on top and soon he finds himself in a secret mission with a gentleman to Denmark. After his defeat at Trafalger, Napoleon is desperately looking for ships to use against the naval power of Britain. Denmark's fleet is tempting and the British want that fleet safe in English ports while the Danes disagree. Soon Sharpe is in over his head in a world of spies and double crosses all while the English invade the peninsular kingdom. What follows is a tale of love, revenge and war, culminated by the British bombardment of Copenhaggan a little remembered event in world history. As always Cornwell does a fine job but this time he outshines himself.
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