Sharpe's Gold

by Bernard Cornwell
Category: "Fiction - Historical"
Year of Publication:1981
Date Added:04/16/2008
Date Read:03/09/1997
Notes:Subtitle: Richard Sharpe and the Destruction of Almeida, 1810

Sharpe takes his company behind French lines on Wellington's orders to steal gold from Spanish partisans. He is chased by partisan leader, El Catolico (whose girl, Teresa, he steals and falls for) and the French. With the help of Prussian cavaly, he holes up in Almeida, the huge fortress besieged by the French. Sharpe blows up the fort and escapes with the gold and his company back to Wellington. Teresa becomes a partisan leader after Sharpe kills El Catolico.
My Rating: 8

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