- Mar 13, 2005
I'll second that recommendation. The whole series is very good.
It's actually part of a trilogy which Bernard Cornwell co-wrote with his wife back in the 1980s, under the pseudonym Susannah Kells, though I think the first two have been reprinted since. They go:Moved on to 'Fallen Angles' now. took it out thinking it was a stand alone book but it would seem there was a book befor it.
You should really read his King Arthur books as they are definately some of his best books.(
I think Cornwell has influenced me more than any other author - he writes ction better than anyone else I have read, and he consistently writes very enjoyable characters. I have yet to read his American Civil War and King Arthur books, and the few one-off modern-day thrillers based around sailingconfused but aside from that I think I have devoured just about everything else he churned out - I am that much of a fanboy
I think i posted about Azincourt in the 'what Historical Fiction are you reading' thread. It was a solid BC book IMO. Not as good as the Warlord books or the Saxon books, but an enjoyable read, as usual good background, well researched, solid characters and realistic battle scenes.How is Azincourt? I got it brand new in hard cover for 75% off, i couldn't beleive it so i had to take
Bernard Cornwell - The Author's Official Site - Sharpe Books dot comThe last post notwithstanding, I want to read the Sharpe series to compliment my enjoyment of the naval side of the Napoleonic conflict that I received at the hands of Patrick O'Brian and C.S. Forester.
I do not wish to read Sharpe in publication order, but in order of the stories' chronology (I know, HERESY!). Is there anyone who can assist with a list, in chronological order by story, of the Sharpe novels?