The long-awaited twenty-first novel in the number one bestselling series featuring Richard Sharpe. / This is the first Sharpe novel since 'Sharpe's Escape' was published in April 2004. / 'Sharpe's Escape' was a number one bestseller in hardback. / 'Sharpe's Escape' has sold over 75,000 hardbacks and more than 120,000 paperbacks in the UK alone. / The new television series, once again featuring the hugely popular Sean Bean as Richard Sharpe, will reignite interest in the entire series and will recruit a whole new legion of fans to the books. / Bernard Cornwell will be in the UK for publication. / Competition: Allan Mallinson, Simon Scarrow, Tim Severin, Conn Iggulden
Bernard Cornwell was born in Essex and now lives in Massachusetts with his wife. He is the number one bestselling historical novelist in the UK.
Praise for Bernard Cornwell and the Sharpe series 'Cornwell describes military action brilliantly. He evokes all the sights and sounds and smells while managing to describe the fluctuations of the battle with enough vim to keep you in suspense!The Sharpe novels are wonderfully urgent and alive.' Daily Telegraph 'Cornwell has maintained a marvellously high standard throughout the series!brilliantly lucid and compellingly exciting.' Evening Standard