|Sharpe's Fortress (1999) [Novel]|
by Bernard Cornwell
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Series: Richard Sharpe Series, the
Richard Sharpe, now an officer in Wellesley's army, faces a battle of a different kind -- this time among his own ranks. Uncomfortable with his newfound authority and unwilling colleagues, Sharpe is relegated to the tedium of baggage duty. But when he catches wind of a treasonous scheme devised by none other than his oldest and worst enemy, Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill, Sharpe has little choice but to take up arms, seek revenge, and regain his stolen treasure -- the jewels of the Tippoo Sultan. Joining Wellesley's army as it prepares to lay siege to this fortress high above the Deccan Plain, Sharpe will risk his honor, reputation, and fortune on a battle that will test him as never before.
Original title: Sharpe's Fortress: Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Gawilghur, December 1803
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Military and Naval Adventure
Fiction→ Historical→ European