Sharpe’s Tiger: The Siege of Seringapatam, 1799 - The Sharpe Series Book 1 (Paperback)Bernard Cornwell (author)
The first instalment of a legendary historical adventure series finds Richard Sharpe engaged in a last ditch rescue attempt in Mysore. Blessed with Cornwell’s eye for deft period detail and gift for thrilling description of battle, Sharpe’s Tiger ensures the exploits of our maverick hero hit the ground running.
Sharpe’s Tiger is the brilliant beginning of Sharpe’s adventures
The citadel of Seringapatam is under siege. Navigating this dangerous kingdom of bejewelled palaces and poverty, Private Richard Sharpe embarks on a rescue mission to save a senior officer from the clutches of the Tippoo of Mysore – and oust the Sultan from his throne.
The fortress of Mysore is considered impregnable, but one of the greatest threats comes from betrayal within the British ranks. And the man to outwit enemies from both sides is Sharpe . . .
‘A master storyteller’ DAILY TELEGRAPH
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 290 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm
‘Sharpe and his creator are national treasures.' Sunday Telegraph 'Bernard Cornwell is a literary miracle. Year after year, hail, rain, snow, war and political upheavals fail to prevent him from producing the most entertaining and readable historical novels of his generation.' Daily Mail 'Cornwell's narration is quite masterly and supremely well-researched.' Observer ‘The best battle scenes of any writer I’ve ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive.’ George R.R. Martin
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Having watched the Sharpe Tv series, I was keen to read the books. Sharpe's tiger is the first Sharpe novel, set in India in 1799. I felt the book was quite easy to get into, and what I really liked about it was... More
I have only read this book in the Sharpe Series, but it was hugely enjoyable. It's well-researched, though the historical facts at the end did slightly undermine the plot! Nevertheless, I'm a huge fan of... More
I read a few of bernard cornwell's books after reading his first arthurian novel, winter king. Now I loved the Arthur trilogy but although I enjoyed some of his other books I stopped after the first Sharpe... More
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