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    tuffyears
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    Sharpe’s Assassin is the twenty-first historical novel in the Richard Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell, published in 2021. The story is set in June 1815, immediately after the Battle of Waterloo, and during the occupation of Paris. (source Wikipedia)

    as a slow reader, I have so far managed chapter 1 and most of chapter 2. And I’m finding the new book like slipping on an old pair of comfy slippers. having read all the Sharpe books previous and seeing the TV series (owning them all 1st on VHS then DVD)

    Sharpe’s Assassin starts the day after the Battle of Waterloo.

    I would love to see more Sharpe books in the future.

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    flatbattery
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    Never read a Sharpe novel but jumped on this as soon as it was released. Now I’m inclined to go back and read the rest. I was hooked from the first page as it reads exactly like an episode of the show, just incredible.

    No spoilers, so I’ll leave it there.

    #1686890

    I have Sharpe’s Assassin to read this weekend.

    #1687086

    ninjilly
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    In the queue at the library for it but very much looking forward to new Sharpe. Would absolutely recommend going back @flatbattery – they are excellent and very easy to read.

    #1687095

    flatbattery
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    @ninjilly don’t worry I will,  just got a stack of 40k novels to get through first.  Was going to hit the Witcher books next but Sharpe’s Assassin was such a breeze to read it would be rude not to get the rest.  May have to read Cornwell’s Last Kingdom and American Civil War books as well.

    #1687096

    The American Civil war series are really good and worth a read. Also a character pops up in the series which is either the son or grandson of Sharpe not sure which, but I think has his mothers surname rather than Richard’s.

    Just checked it’s his son; Patrick Lassan

    #1687099

    flatbattery
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    @warhammergrimace I read that too after looking up Cornwell’s other books.  Knowing there’s a tie-in firmly planted it in my wish list.

    #1687100

    jodain
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    I really enjoyed reading this, another I couldn’t put down in the series form Bernard Cornwall.

    I’ve also read over the last few month’s Jason Salkey’s book “From Crimea with Love: Misadventures in the Making of Sharpe’s Rifles” which is a great behind the scence tour of the making of the main Sharpe films (not the India one’s).  and well worth reading in my opinion.

    #1687141

    darkvoivod
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    I’ve had these book on my e-reader for a while now. I’ve watched and re-watched the series with my wive a couple of times.
    I should give them a read.

    #1695852

    markburt
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    I’m not familiar with Bernard Cornwell’s books, but your comments made me interested in reading his books. I’ve been very busy for the last few weeks, but I want to read first about the Battle of Waterloo, and the occupation of Paris that you mentioned. I realized that I knew nothing about these events, but it is worth studying history. I have a lot of workload in college right now, so I don’t have time to read right now. I found https://paperell.com/apa-style-papers so that apa style papers do not take up so much of my time, because I wouldn’t say I like to write this format of works, they are difficult for me, but they must be done for average college performance.

    Thank you very much for touching my interest, I hope that later I will like this author and his books.

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    tuffyears
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    I picked up Jason Salkey’s book “From Crimea with Love: Misadventures in the Making of Sharpe’s Rifles” at salute, he signed it and I got a free signed photo for buying the book20211113_22353920211113_223509

    #1695863

    tuffyears
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    here’s a picture of the pre-Mr Bean, Richard Sharpe

    Neverwasgroup

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    flatbattery
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    Very nice. Strange that Amazon hasn’t recommended this to me, not like them at all. At least the better half has promised to have a word with Santa about it though.

    #1696420

    willjenner
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    I am delighted with these books, I want more

    #1698769

    ranyth
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    I have never read this novel before. Many people recommend it here, so I think it’s worth it. But I can only start a new book after finishing the old one. I once found a great site with essays on Their Eyes Were Watching God. I was very interested in this book and now I am almost at the home stretch. When I finish reading it, I will definitely tackle Sharpe’s Assassin.

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