|Sharpe's Devil (1992) [Novel]|
by Bernard Cornwell
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Series: Richard Sharpe Series, the
The year is 1820, and military hero Richard Sharpe has quietly passed the years since the Battle of Waterloo as a farmer. Suddenly, his peaceful retirement is disturbed when he and the intrepid Patrick Harper are called to the Spanish colony of Chile to find Don Blas Vivar, an old friend who has vanished without a trace -- and who just happens to be the captain-general of Chile. Sharpe and Harper embark on a dangerous journey that carries them first to an unexpected interview with Napoleon, then on to Chile, a land seething with corruption and revolt. On land and at sea, Sharpe faces impossible odds, not only against finding Vivar but also against surviving in a time when tyranny rules, injustice abounds, Napoleon lurks on the horizon, itching to rekindle the world in a blaze of war.
Original title: Sharpe's Devil: Richard Sharpe and the Emperor 1820-21
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Military and Naval Adventure
Fiction→ Historical→ European