Sharpe's Fortress: The Siege of Gawilghur, December 1803

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Sharpe, just promoted to an officer, faces his toughest battle.

Sir Arthur Wellesley's army is closing on the retreating Mahrattas in western India. Marching with the British is Ensign Richard Sharpe, newly made an officer, wishing he had stayed a sergeant.

An act of treachery by Sharpe’s old enemy, Sergeant Hakeswill puts him in terrible danger, and leads him to the horror of the impregnable Gawilghur’s ravine. To regain his confidence and his authority, Sharpe will fight as he has never fought before.

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.

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"The direct heir to Patrick O'Brian."-- "The Economist""A stirring saga...resplendent with color and action. Cornwell...again proves his mettle."--" Publishers Weekly," Starred Review"Fabulous."-- "Kirkus""Page-turners [that] fan clubs all over the world are devoted to."--" THe Wall Street Journal""Tom Clancy could pick up a pointer or two from Bernard Cornwell . . . Cornwell's blending of the fictional Sharpe with historical figures and actual battles gives the narrative a stunning sense of realism . . . If only all history lessons could be as vibrant."--" The San Francisco Chronicle ""Fast-paced [and] electrifying....Another rousing installment in the Richard Sharpe saga."-- "Booklist""Excellently entertaining. If you love historical drama ... then look no further."--" Boston Globe "Starring British officer Richard Sharpe (a kind of Indiana Jones), this novel, the 16th in a series, is a zippy joyride.-- "People Magazine," Worth a Look

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