Sharpe's Eagle: Richard Sharpe and the Talavera Campaign, July 1809
After the cowardly incompetence of two officers besmirches their name, Captain Richard Sharpe must redeem the regiment by capturing the most valued prize in the French Army—a golden Imperial Eagle, the standard touched by the hand of Napoleon himself.
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Historical novels are a bit like porn for me. I am always faintly ashamed to be a fan, I generally hide my taste for them, but I get off on what th... ...more
I was a big fan of Sharpe as a young adult. This was the first book in the series when I started reading Cornwell and it has everything that I came to expect from the other titles. The historical details are fascinating and the action is amazing. The smoke from the battles comes off the pages.
I personally love the series being a fan of the books and the TV series. The story is. The Struggling Sharpe is a Captain on Sufferance meaning he is only a Captain because of someone dying. He needs to earn or... ...more
I had heard about these Sharpe books for years, but I never really got interested in them until my good friend Deborah Hale mentioned them. SHARPE'S EAGLE really impressed me, even on audiobook!
The thing that surprised m... ...more
Sharpe's Eagle was the first Sharpe book (though I... ...more