The year is 1805, and the Calliope,
(one of whose passengers is Ensign Richard Sharpe) is boarded by the crew of the Revenant,
a formidable French warship that has been terrorizing British nautical traffic in the Indian Ocean. When the French vessel departs, racing toward the safety of its own fleet, it takes with it a stolen treaty that could provoke India into a new war against the British -- and render for naught all that Sharpe has bravely fought for till now.
But help comes from an unexpected quarter. An old friend, a captain in the Royal Navy, is on the trail of the Revenant, and Sharpe comes aboard a sevent-four-gun man-of-war called Pucelle in hot pursuit. What results is a breathtaking retelling of one of the most ferocious and one-sided sea battles in European history, in which Nelson -- and Sharpe -- vanquish the combined naval might of France and Spain at Trafalgar.
Original title: Sharpe's Trafalgar: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Military and Naval Adventure
Fiction→ Historical→ European