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  • Title: Sharpe's Prey
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
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  • Page: 286
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  • Richard Sharpe and the Expedition to Denmark, 1807 The year is 1807, and Richard Sharpe is back in England, where his career seems to have come to a dead end, despite his heroics in Britain s recent victory at Trafalgar Loveless, destitute, and relegated to the menial tasks of quartermaster, Sharpe roams the streets of London, pondering a bleak future away from the army.Richard Sharpe and the Expedition to Denmark, 1807 The year is 1807, and Richard Sharpe is back in England, where his career seems to have come to a dead end, despite his heroics in Britain s recent victory at Trafalgar Loveless, destitute, and relegated to the menial tasks of quartermaster, Sharpe roams the streets of London, pondering a bleak future away from the army Then, out of the blue, an old friend invites him to undertake a secret mission the delivery of a bribe to the Danish capital, Copenhagen Denmark is officially neutral, but Napoleon is threatening an invasion in order to capture the powerful Danish fleet, which would replace the ships France lost in its disastrous defeat at Trafalgar The British, fearing such enhancement of French power, threaten their own preemptive invasion, and Sharpe, whose errand seemed so simple, is trapped in a web of treachery that will end only when the city, which thought itself safe, is subjected to a brutal and merciless bombardment.
    Sharpe s Prey Richard Sharpe and the Expedition to Denmark The year is and Richard Sharpe is back in England where his career seems to have come to a dead end despite his heroics in Britain s recent v

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    1. Now we re talkin , yo Badass mo fo, Richard Sharpe gets back to what he does best kickin ass and lovin the ladies Oooh yeah I don t know what Bernard Cornwell was thinking with that last book in the Sharpe series 4, Sharpe s Trafalgar Well okay, I do know He wanted to write a book about one of Britain s most famous battles ever, Nelson s victory at Trafalgar Problem is, it was a naval victory and Cornwell s Napoleonic War hero Sharpe is in the army So the author plopped his character on a boat a [...]

    2. Sharpe s Prey is the first Sharpe book I really found exceptional The four adventures in India and Trafalgar were fair and compelled me to read on, but Sharpe s Prey has actually made me a true fan of Cornwell s great British hero My admiration for the stories is grounded in the bold statement stamped on the back cover of each book I have read Meet Richard Sharpe, a great British hero Sharpe is a murderous, thieving, brutish, self pitying thug, but he s a thug with a brain and a strict ethical c [...]

    3. Warning to any woman who thinks getting involved with Richard Sharpe in the prequel novels is a good idea So far, in the two I ve read, the survival rate is 0 for 2 Run, ladies

    4. My wife I watched half a dozen of the movies made from these books back in the mid 90 s liked them I never got around to reading the books, though Last year, I somehow stumbled across this one finally got around to reading it I waited too long I m going to get of them, starting with the first.The book was grittier than the movies were, but very well written Sharpe isn t the nicest guy, but when you find out where he came from what he s put up with, he s a good man He s tough resourceful, but ha [...]

    5. 2.5 stars Perhaps I m alone in this, but I dislike this book quite a bit Probably my least favorite Sharpe novel Bits of it are great, sure I especially enjoyed the trip into Sharpe s past, with him going back home to the seedy parts of London.But view spoiler I found the deus ex machina of Lady Grace s death, and the loss of Sharpe s money, to be ridiculous I know we have to zero out Sharpe before Sharpe s Rifles, but man It s just so bleh Hacky And I dislike the cloak and dagger stuff when Sha [...]

    6. We last saw Sharpe improbably serving as an honorary marine on board a fictional substitute for the ship that came to Admiral Nelson s rescue at a crucial stage of the sea battle at Trafalgar, a hilariously contrived plot in which to find our infantry bastard hero but still jolly good fun Sharpe s India adventures thus came to a rollicking closure, and Europe beckons.As Sharpe s Prey opens, though, Europe, or at least England, has not exactly welcomed our man with open arms even though he came h [...]

    7. I ve been meaning to review these for ages, I read all these books a long time ago and I think I would have to re read them to remember every story line That s the problem with trying to review books you read over ten years ago When I read these books it was a happy time for me as I received all the collection including the short stories as a wedding present ten years ago and as I celebrate my tenth anniversary of being married to my beautiful wife, I wanted to save my overall review of the seri [...]

    8. Richard Sharpe is not a happy man This one starts out in London with Sharpe lonley, depressed and angryd in the mood for murder Life has not gone well for him since the battle at Trafalgar He did get the girl, but he lost his fortune fighting lawyers and then she died with their child during the birth He wants to leave the army but finds out his gift of promotion has no monetary value Basically life sucks.Sharpe ends up on a secret mission to Denmark to convince the prince with a chest of gold t [...]

    9. Again, Cornwell teaches in depth history painlessly His powerful stories are so tightly woven into historical events that they spring from them and move them forward rather than just using a historical setting as background This is about an embarrassingly inglorious moment in Britain s history when Copenhagen becomes the victim of the conflict between England and France, like an innocent trapped between two schoolyard bullies Richard Sharpe finds himself once again critical to the action, trying [...]

    10. Fifth in the Richard Sharpe military fiction series revolving around a poor orphan who escaped a hanging for murder by enlisting in the military.My TakeA peek at the diplomatic and cutthroat maneuvering employed behind the scenes before overt war breaks out between Britain and France Talk about nasty The Treaty of Tilsit signed between Russia and France contained a secret clause that gave the Danish navy to the French The fact that Russia had no rights to it was beside the point And the French w [...]

    11. I ve only read a few of these books, but they are very fun The best parts always seem to stem from Sharpe s world Frog s Prick, a hostel, is the best part of this one than history, the battle scenes, the romantic interest, or even the plot of the individual novel.Even though I m not a huge fan of this series the series is 5 stars but the books are like 3.5 stars I ve decided that I ll henceforth scour all book stores and book sales for a complete set of these covers Each offers a summary of th [...]

    12. This novel is set in 1807, mainly in and around Copenhagen in Denmark The Danish navy is penned up in the harbour of Denmark s capital The French, who had lost most of their navy at the Battle of Trafalgar, are itching to get their hands on Denmark s dormant fleet The British want to avoid this at all costs Lavisser is sent by the British to Copenhagen in order to try to bribe the Danish not to let the French get his navy Lavisser does not travel alone He is carrying a huge amount of gold and is [...]

    13. This is one of my favourite Sharpe novels This time our hero isn t fighting the French, or even the Indians, who he s recently thrashed in earlier novels He s off to Denmark to play his part in stopping the Danish navy being stolen by the French, and as usual he has as many enemies on his own side as he has on theirs This is the first time we see Lord Pumphrey A shame he doesn t appear in the series, he is an excellent character Anyway, Sharpe teams up with some of his old naval chums from Traf [...]

    14. I accidentally read this one out of sequence but it didn t matter very much in the end This might just be Richard Sharpe at his James Bond iest I kind of enjoyed seeing Sharpe on a mission of subterfuge and espionage Although, Sharpe s idea of spy craft seems to mostly consist of telling people that he s American and covering his British uniform under a long coat I could have done without the early part of the book where Sharpe mopes and murders his way around London for a bit I get the feeling [...]

    15. Rapidly moving story with Sharpe some two years aftr Trafalgar Now in the 95th Rifles he s atill not a happy bunny and on the point of leaving when he s given a mission So our hero goes off to Copenhagen, a part of history I was completely unaware of.There s a particularly swarmy bad guy with his appropriate henchman and a damsel in distress Looking forward to Sharpe s adventures in the Napoleonic wars.

    16. Going through the Sharpe series again, I give book 5 4 stars, nearly 5 The previous book, Sharpe s Trafalgar had a lot of technical errors dealing with nautical matters Here Cornwell is back on the ground that he knows best I do enjoy Cornwell s books Right now I am eagerly awaiting the next book in the Saxon Stories due from in two weeks.Listening to an audiobook version now in August 2015 which is very good These are wonderful stories crafted into real historical events.

    17. Richard Sharpe manages to get himself in the middle of the action during the bombardment, by the British, of Copenhagen As always, an enjoyable listen I did not know anything about this particular battle so found the history very interesting Listened to the audio version read by Patrick Tull.

    18. another great book by CornwellFast paced, riveting plot, writing crisp and spare, all in a flawlessly researched structure Higher recommended for fans of history and adventure

    19. Fifth in the Richard Sharpe military fiction series revolving around a poor orphan who escaped a hanging for murder by enlisting in the military My Take A peek at the diplomatic and cutthroat maneuvering employed behind the scenes before overt war breaks out between Britain and France Talk about nasty The Treaty of Tilsit signed between Russia and France contained a secret clause that gave the Danish navy to the French The fact that Russia had no rights to it was beside the point And the French [...]

    20. Book Bingo Category Through the Looking GlassPages 261Summary Richard Sharpe a Lieutenant in the British army who had been promoted from the ranks is going to quit the army when he is offered a job Go to Denmark with a chest of gold and bribe the crown prince into surrendering Denmarks fleet Sharpe is charged with protecting the gold Upon reaching Denmark, everything goes wrong, the gold is stolen and suddenly Sharpe is a fugitive fighting for his life in the city of Copenhagen while being fire [...]

    21. Sharpe at the British assault of Copenhagen The second one Never knew there was a first one, let alone two So hurray for enjoyable learning, even if it is only the bare fact that there was such an engagement, and the British won Sharpe has to be both the luckiest he survives everything, of course and the unluckiest but never seems to turn a profit or keep a woman soldier ever.

    22. I particularly enjoyed this book as it took Sharpe to Copenhagen and a conflict I previously had no awareness of As with all the other books in this series Cornwell cunningly positions Sharpe to take part and show us a snipit of history.

    23. Cornwall never fails to impress me with his attention to historical detail Few historical fiction writers in my experience are as adept.

    24. It was an okay read to pass the time Also started Sharpe s Havoc and quickly realized that the very same plot outline was a constant in this series.

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