Redcoat is the story of the Valley Forge winter during the American Revolution – told from the redcoat’s point of view. I was very aware of trespassing on the. From THE BESTSELLING author Bernard Cornwell comes Redcoat Philadelphia in is a city at war – not just between American troops. Yet the true battle has only just begun. On both sides, loyalties are tested and families torn asunder. The young Redcoat Sam Gilpin has seen his brother die.

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Published April 15th by Harper Perennial first published I believe it is one of the first Cornwell books with which I ever became acquainted. He also tosses in sublte touches of humor and romace without getting the least bit gushy about it.

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The title of this book in Goodreads is wrong – this book has nothing to do with Richard Sharpe. The series is notable for an appearance by Richard Sharpe’s son as a supporting character. Martha would’ve made a kickass heroine no matter what she looked like.

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Sharpe’s Battle takes place during the Battle of Fuentes de Onoro. He wrote a nonfiction book on the battle of Waterloo, in addition codnwell the fictional story of the famous battle in the Sharpe Series.

Please try again later. There are many bernqrd and that makes you want to read on to see how the main character is able to persevere. The young Redcoat Sam Gilpin has seen his brother die. Clrnwell the measure of a good novel is how it draws the reader to want to find out what happens next, this book deserves five stars. Aug 23, Jim rated it really liked it Shelves: Account Options Sign in.


Oft spielen bei Cornwell auch die geschichtlichen Ereignisse eine Hauptrolle.

Lovers of tedcoat fiction, particularly those interested in American history, should truly enjoy rrdcoat piece by Cornwell. The Fort is another of Cornwell’s standalone novels, published in And for the men and women of the prosperous Becket family, the Revolution brings bitter conflict between those loyal to the crown and those with dreams of liberty. On both sides, loyalties are tested and families torn asunder. Refresh and try again.

A standout in the audio format and also a great story. First time that I have read a book by Bernard Cornwell, and was so glad that I stumbled across this one. Books by Bernard Cornwell. Jan 15, Rob rated it it was amazing. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. He did not disappoint with Redcoat.

Loads of suspense and skirmishes with enemies. Great characters and a thrilling ending. Terrific historical fiction from one of the masters of the genre.

I would gladly read a continuation of the story of Sam and Caroline, the fictional boy and girl involved in the novel’s romance plot. Yet the true battle has only just begun.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Subsequently, Cornwell wrote Sharpe’s TigerSharpe’s TriumphSharpe’s FortressSharpe’s Trafalgarand Sharpe’s Preydepicting Sharpe’s earlier adventures under Wellington’s command in India, including his hard-won promotion to the bernrad corps, his return to Britain, and his arrival in the 95th Rifles; he also wrote the sequel Sharpe’s Devil bernxrd, set six years after the end of the wars.


It also gave a wonderful sense of humanity to historical figures-John Andre and Charles Lee my favorites, but Retrieved 24 November The charachters also depict the darker side of the human soul through anti heros rddcoat only manipulated both sides of the struggle for their own ends, and not the higher causes that the majority believed. The author has often said that these are his own favourite stories.

Principal British commanders, while not main characters, do get some dialog which helps to give historical context. Retrieved 19 October Redcoat is an entertaining, action-packed narrative and an excellent berhard lesson.

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Hey, I read all the Sharpe stories and didn’t get tired of them. I found this book to be very slow and hard going. He then joined Thames Television as editor of Thames News. This is one of Bernard Cornwall’s earlier books – a stand-alone novel, not one of a series. Soon, across the fields of ice and blood in a place called Valley Forge, history will be rewritten, changing the lives and fortunes of these men and women forever.

These were Sharpe’s Eagle and Sharpe’s Goldboth published in The young Redcoat Sam Gilpin has seen his brother die.

Heroes and villains on both sides of the conflict, and of course the fantastic detailed battle scenes that Cornwell excels at. It also resulted in a series of Sharpe television films starring Sean Bean.