Actually, Sharpe always wins because he's an unstoppable human killing machine who can sustain many times the number of injuries that would kill an ordinary mortal human. Seriously, if it wasn't for the niggling problem of 190 years of intervening time, Richard Sharpe and Jack Bauer would make an awesome double-team.The Sharpe novels are set during the Peninsular war and are the stories of a fictional hero during Arthur Wellesley's (later Duke of Wellington, yes, and the inventor of the boot) brilliant campaign of 1812-14 when a string of military victories saw the british, portugese, spanish and their allies break out of Portugal, liberate Spain and finally force Napoleon to abdicate. Sharpe always wins because Wellington never lost a battle.
By a used car salesman? I really liked George's books. They seem more epic to me. Lets think of it this way, Martin A's, Warlord C+. Definitely readable but not so much memorable. I wouldn't say they are bad, either. They just aren't on the same level imo.I mean to get around to his Warlord Chronicles trilogy, which has been favourably compared to George RR Martin.