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Blue Skies and Gunfire lErtaining and exciting read it did not compare the first book in the series Content Advisories It is difficult to find commentary on the sexviolencelanguage content of book if you are interested I make an effort to give you the information so you can make an informed decision before reading Disclaimer I do not take note or count the occurrences of adultanguage as I read I am simply giving approximationsScale 1 Lowest 5 Highest Sex 2 There were a few sexual reference and one insinuation that sex may have occurred between two characters Regardless the sexual content was ow and suitable for Younger Readers Language 2 readers Language 2 adult anguage used was minor and used rarely The main character spent much time with Colonel McCandless was a religious man who frowned on swearing most occurrence of adult 새로 만든 먼나라 이웃나라 12 - 미국 3 language were followed by a stern rebuke Violence 4 Given that this is a book about war violence is a main theme There are multiple battles in which hundreds to thousands of people are killed Despite this the descriptions tend to beess graphic than the first book There several instances where a death is especially grisly and explained in detail If you wish to avoid violence in your reading you will want to avoid this novel Book two in the Sharpe seriesThis another ripping yarn from the pen of Bernard CornwellOnce again Richard Sharpe no onger private but newly promoted to Sergeant finds himself up to his neck in it with his mineses Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill In Sharpe s Tiger Sharpe finds himself in the possession of some of the Tippoo of Mysore fabulous wealth Although Sharpe keeps this a secret Hackeswell knows that Sharpe has the treasure and sets a plan to take the treasure for himself Sharpe needs all his cunning and intelligence to stay one step ahead of HackeswellWhilst all this
on the British army with its Indian allies are engaged if the battle of One of the bloodiest battles ever fought by the British during their India campagne Major General Arthur Wellesley is in command of the British army and at one point his horse is shot dead from under him Wellesley is in imminent danger of being killed uckley Sharpe is near by at risk to own Born Fighting life Sharpe manages to save Wellesley For his daring act of gallantry Wessley awards Sharpe a promotion that is beyond Sharpe emaginingCornwell manages to brings a cinematic feel to the battle scenes All the screaming crying pain and bloodust it s all thereThis is for Dr. Simon Forman lovers of a ripping yarn with a historyesson thrown in A 4 star recommendation Well it had to happen I finally found a book by my favourite author that is everything I find tedious about a Serving Up Secrecy (Ladies of Westside lot of other authorsIt was Cornwell s Warrior Chronicles tales of Uhtred of Bebbanburg which reanimated my inner bookworm and sold me on historical fiction to begin with Of all the Cornwell series I ve read so far the Sharpe series has proven to be the most woodenabourious and tedium inducingThe almost blinkered mechanical focus on the military
going on the British army with its Indian allies are engaged if the battle of
logistics and battle details feels ike it comes at the expense of the characterisation and ability and battle details feels ike it comes at the expense of the characterisation and ability get into each of the protagonists mindsOne of the things that appeals to me most about Cornwell is his ability to not only write vivid immersive battles but also really get you into the characters heads and create Split lifelike palpable figures you can almost see in your mind There s virtually none of that in this Even the most antagonistic of characters the rogue Lieutenant Dodd feelsike a half hearted attempt at a pretty inconseuential villain The attempts at adding extra When Stories Clash layers to the story such as Obadiah Hakeswill s uest to have his revenge on Sharpie all feelike afterthoughts and as such are remarkably flimsyTo put this in the form of a musical analogy this is akin to having heard a band s recent albums been blown away and making the mistake of going back to the band s earlier days Sword of Honour Second To None listening to their early raw releases and having the bubble of hype you d surrounded the band in burstGenuinely re evaluating whether to even bother with the rest of the serie. Ll make Wellesley's reputation It will make Sharpe's name to but only if he can survive the carnage and killing frenzy for it is at Assaye that he atast realizes his ambition and has a chance to seize it This major new novel will follow the adventures of Richard Sharpe in India begun so excitingly in Sharpe's Tiger and culminating in the Battle of Assaye which Wellington considered his greatest victory. .
review Sharpes Triumph Sharpe #2Read a book set in a place you ve never been but want to visit I ove this series of books I Perfect Girl Evolution Vol. 6 love the characters the action the adventure They are so much fun This is the second installment of Cornwell s India trilogy and takes place 4 years after Sharpe s Tigereaves off Dick Sharpe has become a sergeant in the King s army and he s been aying ow kinda uietly iving off the wealth he acuired when he killed the Tipoo Sultan of Seringpatam When an office Review of the audiobook narrated by Frederick DavidsonSharpe s Triumph is acking in what made me Um Fogo Eterno love the first book so much The plot structure which worked so well in Sharpe s Tiger already seems formulaic Tipu Sultan was such a great character in theast book and here there is no compelling antagonist The battle seuences which Cornwell is typically great at are too ong and drawn out to be exciting Even if there is some entertainment to be had this all adds up to a big disappointment after such a great start to the seriesI m going to continue this series although instead of keeping with the recent books 1 5 are preuels written from 1997 2001 I m going to skip to book 6 written in 1988 Part of that decision is to keep the same narrator as this was the atest published book in the series which Frederick Davidson provided narration forI didn t enjoy Frederick Davidson s narration as much in this book although I think it s because of a Yolandas Genius lack of interesting characters than a decline in performanceFinal verdict 3 star story 4 star narration 3 stars overall Meh Sharpe came across as rather a whiny git in this one where there was no real plot to speak of and interminable battle scenes whichead up to a denouement that had been telegraphed from the start I m glad I only The Fairytale Hairdresser and Sleeping Beauty look for mindless entertainment in these books unfortunately this one was a great deal of the mindless than the entertainment A few years back I read most of Bernard Cornwell s action packed serial adventure series on the Napoleonic Wars I read through to what feltike a fairly satisfactory end and then I uit for a few years Recently I noticed I still had about a half dozen books to go and so when I came across Sharpe s Triumph the second book in the series and
the first I hadn t read yet I figured it was time to get reacuainted with anfirst I hadn t read yet I figured it was time to get reacuainted with an friend It s so good to be back with Ol Sharpie Richard Sharpe was an orphan from the London workhouses He s a tough fighter who escapes The Light Beyond the Forest life threatening danger time and again through wit bravery and brawn Mostly he wins by kicking ass sometimesiterally However at the start of the series he s a The First Mistake lowly private in the army who s never seen action Reading about how he became who he eventually became was answered in book one to a small extent but Cornwell went a step farther with it in book two Having seen the tv show starring Sean Bean based on these books I knew howowly Sgt Sharpe became an officer That is a very big deal because someone born to such a Jewelry Making For Beginners low station inife as Sharpe would not generally rise into the officer ranks That s just not how the British army worked back then It took an incredibly stupid brave act of daring to rise from the rank and file to become an officer You basically had to step to the very edge of suicide and survive to make it happen Sharpe s feat in this regard is detailed within this book and it differs slightly from how it was portrayed on the tv show Nice to finally get that cleared upBook one felt uite strange to me probably because it is set in India and most all of the others are set in Europe usually Spain or France Book two is also set in India but it definitely feels ike a standard Sharpe book Perhaps that s because there are huge set piece battles ed by Arthur Wellesley aka the Duke of Wellington It also includes plot mainstays ike a damsel in distress a conniving compatriot with a personal
and a pompous andor cruel aristocratic officer or two all whom manage to make Sharpe s ife hell I haven t read these books in order which is perhaps wrong of me since they follow a chronological order Bu. Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Assaye September 1803India 1803 Sergeant Richard Sharpe witnesses a murderous act of treachery by an English officer who has defected from the East India Company to join the mercenary army of the Mahratta Confederation In the hunt for the renegade Englishman penetrates deep into the enemy's territory where he faces temptations subtle than he has ever dreamed of And behind. .vendetta and a pompous andor cruel aristocratic officer or two all
T then again Cornwell didn t write these in order so if he s not going to Seven Secrets of Happiness lead by example how am I suppose to follow Damn it I demand authorialeadership I kid I m honestly just happy he wrote these at all It s been an absolute pleasure reading about Sharpe s adventures Sgt Sharpe is at it again This time he is accompanying Gen Wellesley in taking on the Mahratta horde during 1803 It is the retelling of the Battle of Assaye in September of that yearSharpe goes on a mission to hunt down "a rogue British Officer who has become a mercenary At the same time "rogue British Officer who has become a mercenary At the same time Hakeswill is still trying to take out Sharpe and has a warrant for Sharpe s arrest These are the two main plot points On the first it is very well done The Battle of Assaye where Gen Wellesley did indeed find a navigable ford to press his infantry forwards takes place right in front of you Cornwell s tactical descriptions are fairly close to the real thing mind you he has to make stuff up for the fictional characters and his assessment of the
value of sho This is what I expect from Bernard Cornwell detailed battles and great characterizationsof sho This is what I expect from Bernard Cornwell detailed battles and great characterizations again he makes history come alive My mind does drift some during the battles and that s why audio works very well with this stuff helping me to skim sorta Plus the narrator William Gaminara nails the characters with his voices Another great Sharpe novel Again the fictional aspect was fairly small explained at the end by the author The hardships the armies their trains had to endure was amazing Poor food horrible medical conditions constant betrayal were all just facts of The Killer Cats Birthday Bash (The Killer Cat, lifeOne thing did bother me about the ending really bothered me view spoilerSharpe again throws Obadiah to the wolves well elephant this time and didn t make sure he was dead Last time it was tigers he survived I find that ridiculous Everything we know about Sharpe find outater points to a man that would not The Force of Destiny leave an enemyike him alive a second time OK he might be dead but I think Sharpe would have made sure this time hide spoiler 35 Stars Random Ramblings In chronological order Sharpe s Triumph is the second book of the Bernard Cornwell s Sharpe series This volume was written as part of preuels written about the Main Character Richard Sharpe Plot summary Sharpe has now been promoted to sergeant and been reassigned to a battalion of the East India Company While on a mission to buy stolen ammunition he witnesses the mass murder of soldiers and civilians alike He is tasked by Colonel McCandless his prison mate from the previous book to track down the The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters (Chapter 9 Provocateur) leader of the mercenary group that killed the innocent English subjects Along the way Sharpe is involved in several battles including the famous battle of Assaye in which a force of 15000 British soldiers face 100000 mercenary fighters The Good Cornwell writes excellent battle scenes The action occurs uickly and you can almost taste the tang of gun powder in the air The battle of Assaye as well as several other skirmishes are well describedRichard Sharpe continues to be a well developed character He is an enjoyable anti hero type character While he fights for the British with some conviction he is not afraid to fight kill or steal from those he considers to be evil or unscrupulous Again thiseads to interesting plot developments as he is not bound by a strict moral codeThe writing
is superb and Cornwell s use of historical is superb We meet manysuperb and Cornwell s use of historical is superb We meet many figure including the great Arthur Wellesley 1st Duke of Wellington The Bad The Battle of Assyne was considered by Arthur Wellesley to be the greatest battle he ever fought Coming from the man who had defeating Napoleon at Waterloo on his resume While the battle scenes were excellent the superb battle should have taken an entire book Given the enormous odds of defeat and the David vs Goliath numbers the battle should have been epic Unfortunately it received short shrift Compared to the previous novels the support cast was How I Became a Nun less developed are two dimensional It simply did not carry the impact of the first bookWhile it was still an ent. Him relentlessly stalking him comes his worst enemy the baleful twitching Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill who is determined to break Sharpe once and for all The paths of treachery allead to the small village of Assaye where Sir Arthur Wellesley with a tiny British army faces the Mahratta horde Outnumbered and outgunned Wellesley decides to fight and Sharpe is plunged into the white heat of a battle that wi.