Sharpe's Waterloo: Richard Sharpe and the Waterloo Campaign (Richard Sharpe's Adventure Series #20)
The British and their allies are preparing for a grand society ball in Brussels. Amongst the names on the glittering guest-list is a very reluctant newly promoted Lieutenant Colonel Richard Sharpe.
Sharpe finds himself on the personal staff of the Young Frog, Frederick, Prince of Orange, who, at a tender age and with no experience whatsoever, has been given command of a large proportion of the Allied Forces. More concerned with cutting a dash at the ball, the Young Frog refuses to listen to Sharpe's scouting reports of an enormous French army marching towards Brussels with the lately returned Emperor Napoleon at its head-- until it is nearly too late.
In the middle of the festivities Sharpe bursts in with the news that the British-Prussian link is under attack-- and in the scramble that ensues, as officers are ordered to rejoin their regiments, he comes face-to-face with his estranged wife, Jane, and her lover, Lord John Rossendale, on whom he has sworn revenge.
The British counter Napoleon's cavalry at Quatre Bras and suffer heavy losses-- but this is just a prelude to what is to come. The battle of Waterloo, when it commences, is the most hard-fought and bloody of Sharpe's
long career, for Wellington has few reserves of men or guns with which to hold back the massive French attack until the long-awaited Prussian army arrives. Victory, a seeming impossibility, rests on the determination of the British infantry in the face of vastly superior fire power and repeated French cavalry charges.
In the battle of Waterloo, the culmination of Sharpe's career, he is in the thick of things, fighting alongside his old friends and playing a decisive role, as Cornwell dramatically re-creates the great British triumph.
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