Review – Sharpe’s Devil



This is a big one for me… I have now read/listened to every Sharpe Novel.

Unfortunately, it is far from Mr Cornwell’s best and as i read it i get the sense he was writing it to fill a publisher’s contract or to meet a deadline as there are some notable contradictions to the other Sharpe books, especially Trafalgar. The storyline is a little flat at times and the villain is weak, but the much of what’s featured in the pages is a very historically accurate account of the loss of Spain’s last colony in central America.

I finished it in two days though so read into that as much as you’d like.


Review – Sharpe’s Revenge by Bernard Cornwell

This is one of the few sharp books that i enjoyed less than the Sean Bean Series counterpart. That’s not to say this is a bad story, quite to the contrary, but the series showed a lot of things that the book just glossed over which coupled with Cornwell’s typical lack of depth where emotions are concerned left me feeling underwhelmed.

This is not your typical Sharpe novel, the battle scenes are rather smaller than typical and Sharpe’s character seems to of taken a sudden knock. However it does feature all the aspects of the other novels, and if like me you enjoy the series then this will be a good one for you.