The anger was livid now. Remember whipping me?he asked. Whipping me till the blood ran? I remember, Jem. Thats why I came back.
Dont you bloody lad me, Sharpe said. Im grown now, Jem. Im a soldier, Jem, an officer, and Ive learned to kill.
Richardsoldier, hero, roguethe man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles, whose green jacket he proudly wears.
About the Author
Bernard Cornwell is the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Agincourt and The Fort; the bestselling Saxon Tales, which include The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, Lords of the North, Sword Song, The Burning Land, and most recently Death of Kings; and the Richard Sharpe novels, among many others. He lives with his wife on Cape Cod and in Charleston, South Carolina.