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Sharpe's EscapeThe redcoats in general and for general Wellington in particular The battle of Bussaco is part of the 1810 campaign when the British and their Portuguese allies tried The battle of Bussaco is part of the 1810 campaign when the British and their Portuguese allies tried stop the army of Marechal Massena from marching on LISBON AFTER A BRIEF INTRODUCTORY EPISODE ESTABLISHING SHARPE S After a brief introductory episode establishing Sharpe s for this installment and a subplot of destroying all food reserves in the countryside before the French advance the Bussaco battle starts in earnest with clear exposition of the terrain the troops the weaponry and the tactics deployed by both sides It reads at tmies like one of those Discovery Channels episodes about WWII or Vietnam the result of really good research Despite a strong bias against the Crapauds and an attempt at whitewashing a grave mistake of Wellington who let his strong defensive position be sidelined in a flanking maneuver the action scenes are some of the best I have read so far in the seriesAfter Bussaco the novel concentrates on the secondary plot about food and the personal duel between Sharpe and the bully as they both get caught behind enemy lines in Coimbra a beautiful niversity town about to be pillaged by the dastardly French After a spirited chase across the countryside the novel closes with a bonus battle like a skirmish but really well developed the countryside the novel closes with a bonus battle like a skirmish but really well developed time in front of the fortified defensive positions cutting off access to LisbonCharacter development is less impressive mostly due to the non chronological way the novels were written with the author starting off late in the timeline and then going back and filling in the gaps in Sharpe s biography The result has the advantage of making it possible to read any story as a stand alone but is often repetitive when it comes to re establishing the hero s personality My principal grumble is with the adversaries and the love interests who are A Mighty Big Wish usually clones of previous characters with only the names and hair colour changed To be fair in this episode there is an interesting personal touch delving on the continued insecurity Sharpe feels towards career officers who can buy their comission and who stick together for one another like members of an exclusive club a club from which Sharpe feels excluded by his lack of money education and family connectionsBottom line better than the previous two books and a must for fans of the series A decent addition to the Sharpe series Colorful villains decent supporting characters and good action Where it doesn tite come p to scratch compared with better Sharpes is that you don t feel the significance of the historical battles as you do in many of the other books Also these battles are all packed into the first half of Escape The techniue works best when Cornwell inserts them into his plot so that they play a bigger part of his sual satisfactory finishes Still this is a fine read that any Sharpe fan should enjoy Bernard Cornwell is still my favourite writer as far as fighting is concerned I believe him to be the only one who has made me want to read long fights and battles That said and being this the second Sharpe book I ve read Sharpe seemed to be the only competent fighter while the rest ranged from slightly to completely incompetents Allowance on the incompetence range is made to Harper and Wellington although this one is obvioulsy The Italians Stolen Bride untouchable due to hierarchy and Sharpe s personal respe 10 in the Sharpe seriesSharpe s Escape concerns the battle for Bussaco in Portugal during the Peninsular Wars in 1810Bernard Cornwell never fails to entertain This is yet another engrossing history lesson Captain Richard Sharpe along with his brother in arms Sgt Patrick Hogan are once again on the trail of some scurrilous villains This time the villains are two Portuguese brothers one an officer in the Portuguese Army and the other a black hearted monster who will stop at nothing to get what he wants Their mai. Ngleses para o mar depara se com o capitão Richard Sharpee luta bravamente perante várias dificuldades Uma armadilha para matar Sharpe e aueles The Greek Tycoons Mistress ue lhe são próximos o experiente sargento Harper seu amigo o oficial português Jorge Vicente ema irritadiça mas adorável governanta inglesa foi montada e enuanto a cidade ,


It s still 1810 and we re still in Iberia slugging it out with the French in the Peninsular War This is probably the fourth or fifth Sharpe book in the aforementioned setting and while things are wearing a bit thin this was still fun Honestly the worst thing I m ever gonna probably say about a Sharpe book was that it was fun Okay I just looked at the rest of the settings of the rest of the series and there s like fucking eight Peninsular storiesso I should probably resign myself to hanging around in Spain with this series for the time being It s a good setting don t get me wrong Poor Spain has been totally destabilized and turned into a semi wasteland fought over by the French British Portuguese and partisans of all shapes and sizes plus there s a huge battle every six months or so It s good hearty stuff and true literary risks and surprises are like the Spanish Inuisition in this series in that no one expects them and Tikki Tikki Tembo unlike the Spanish Inuisition in that they never actually showpThe plot of this one is pretty wateryas sual we have a pretty decent villain in the physically imposing psycho Ferragus Ferragus digs brutally beating dudes to death with his fists and then stuffing them in his Basement With An Order with an order his cronies to slit their bellies and give the rats something to work on Early in the book Sharpe predictably pisses him off and they spend the rest of the book embroiled in a feud from which one will not emerge view spoilerSharpe dies Just kidding hide spoiler Another ripping yarn where our hero Sharpe has to rise above the prejudice around him put down a nasty villain out smart the French and win the attractive young lady as sual What makes the series just a little bit better than just being formulaic is the historical setting this time the battle of Bussaco where the French really were brave and stupid and defeated the looting of Coimbra and the impasse at the Lines of Torres Verdes The good writing also helpsI read Sharpe to be entertained sometimes amused and always informed and Cornwell never lets me down In Portugal in 1810 Sharpe is cut off from his South Essex regiment which is naturally to be given to a higher class commander who is naturally the colonel s brother in law not very good at battle and also a drunkard and finds himself with Sergeant Harper and Vincente an old Portuguese ally behind French lines They pursue a Portuguese major who is naturally a traitor and has colluded with the French and has a brother who is cruel to women particularly one pretty woman who naturally falls for Sharpe all the way back to the famed defensive works that Wellington has built at Torres VedrasSure it s pretty much the same formula as the last installment Sharpe s Gold inept rival traitorous ally but all these books are cut from the same basic cloth anyway I don t read Cornwell for character development innovation or vicissitudes in plot He delivers drama sufficient historical realism and the kinds of villains the readers love to hate they may as well wear black cloaks and twirl handlebar mustaches for all the depth they have It s a diverting page turner and scenes like the escape from a cellar into sewers or the climactic battle at the farmhouse keep me reading Keeping track of the various Sharpe books is not an easy task as they tend to be repetitive in plot structure Hoofd in de wolken (Puffin Island usually having super soldier Richard Sharpe caughtp in a silent conflict with an officer on his own side and in an open conflict WITH A BULLY AMONG THE CIVILIANS MORE OFTEN THAN a bully among the civilians More often than there s also a damsell in distress that is about to be ravished by the bully and that will fall in love instead with the darkly handsome SharpeIt s easier to remember Sharpe s Escape by focusing instead on the actual military campaigns described here done with the sual Cornwell professionalism and overt admiration for the exploits of. Bernard Cornwell com este volume da sua série dedicada às Invasões Francesas converteu o num dos mais lidos e de maior sucesso no género de romance histórico de aventuras ao ponto de estar entre os dez mais vendidos na Grã Bretanha Corre o ano de 1810 e Napoleão na sua determinação de conuistar Portugal e empurrar os
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N crime is selling food to the French But Sharpe has other problems A pompous privileged fellow office and bother in law to Lt Col Lawson Sharpe s commanding officer is after Sharpe s position Sharpe will need all of his experience and guile to a stop the brothers and b prove he is the better man to be he is the better man to be charge of the light infantryAs always Bernard Cornwell masterly construction of the actual battle is to feel like you are right there in the thick of things I can t think of anybody who does it betterThe British Empire owes a great deal to Richard Sharpe because without him the French would have been victorious Highly recommended for lover of ripping yarns Review on English followed by the Bulgarian one Sharpe is in trouble againIn addition to embroiling in enmity with the huge and ruthless Portuguese bandit Ferragus he also has problems in his regimentHis captaincy has not yet ten books chronologically in and I have found my new favorite Sharpe book Bernard Cornwell has evolveddeveloped into the best author of the action historical Fiction genre in my opinion I will say it one of the best of his generation definitely one of the most successful financially and popularly if nothing else he hasn t really change his style since Rifles which was a banger of a fun ride but has added elements like shifting perspectives to elevate Sharpe s story Escape is long for a Sharpe tale and only includes one major battle in the middle stopping right before the major conflict of the lines of Terras Vedras but the formula is the same Sharpe has to prove himself to his commanding officers and defeat a personal enemy as well as the French with help from some familiar friends and picks p a woman or two on the way I found the villains the Ferreira brother very believable especially Ferragus the consummate bully who pushed around everyone ally or foe neighbor and brother eually but he met his match in Sharpe and in the peculiar style of such men neither could rest ntil the other was defeated or dead Vincente is back from Sharpe s Havoc after marring Kate and as a captain of Portuguese rifles modeled himself after Sharpe that made me smile profusely the love interest Sarah really develops as a character her character arch was a point of emphasis to Cromwell and that was nice to see a point of emphasis to Cromwell and that was nice to see some female characters in the series came off flat Captain Slingsby the effigy of English privilege that we have come accustomed to Sharpe being pitted against became a almost sympathetic figure this really left a impression on me and shows Cornwell developing skills Sharpe almost came off as his personal villain I maybe reading to much into that but the thought struck me as profound if this was a book about Slingsby how would Sharpe come off he also kind of saved Sharpe in the final fight against Ferragus well like helped a little one minor complaint I did not like col William Lawford role in the story he was a favorite of mine in the Indian trilogy and for him to embodied the selfish abusive power role held by the likes Captain Morris Sharpe s Triumph and Col Simmerson Sharpe s eagle in other book did not feel right I know that s a fanboy take and it worked well in this novel but still how I felt Sharpe s Escape in context of the series is a masterwork I ve enjoyed every Sharpe adventure I ve read so far This was one of the interesting one Sharpe once again in action in Portugal The history very interesting dealing with Wellington s building of a fortress like wall along the coast to keep the French from Lisbon and also destroying crops foodstuff etc on the French side of the wall to starve them into submission In the midst of this Sharpe is involved with traitorous Portuguese saving a lovely English girl and trying to find his way along with his perpetual companion faithful Sgt Harper to the wall and his regiment Excellent stuf. E Coimbra é incendiada e pilhada Sharpe e os seus companheiros preparam ma fuga arrojada assegurando se de Secret Hideout (Cooper, ue os seus inimigos os seguirá no caminho para Lisboa para a boca dema cilada construída pelas gentes portuguesas as gigantescas Linhas de Torres Vedras a última barreira audaciosa e imaginativa contra os invasore.


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    Sharpe's Escape (PDF) ↠ Bernard Cornwell Bernard Cornwell is still my favourite writer as far as fighting is concerned I believe him to be the only one who has made me want to read long fights and battles That said and being this the second Sharpe book I've read Sharpe seemed to be the only competent fighter while the rest ranged from slightly to completely incompetents Allowance on the incompetence range is made to Harper and Wellington although this one is obvioulsy untouchab

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