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Sharpe's Enemy is part of a series of books by Bernard Cornwell, the series is based on a fictional British Soldier, Richard Sharpe during the 17/1800's, it is historically fiction based on real battles and sometimes real events during this time. The books where originally during the Napoleonic wars but Bernard Cornwell has since written about his time before this war.
This book is the 16th in the series in the Sharpe series and was published in 1985, by HarperCollins and is also available in audio book.
After Sir Augustus Farthingdale wife gets kidnapped by some deserters lead by Obadiah Hakeswill, and Marshal Pot-au-Feu a former cook in the French Army, Sharpe who has just recently been promoted to the rank of Major by King George and has been assigned to train the rocket troop, has to travel across enemy country to Adrados to pay the ransom and save the hostages before the are killed.
Major General Nairn filling in as commander of the British army believes the hostages will not be released so orders Sharpe to lead a daring rescue attempt. Leading the 60th Rifles, his light company and the inaccurate rocket troop to attack and hold the fort until reinforcements arrive.
Richard Sharpe - Major in the British army, main character
Patrick Harper - Sergeant in the 95th
Sir Augustus Farthingdale- British military officer
Obadiah Hakeswill- Leader of the deserters
Marshal Pot-au-Feu - Leader of the deserters
Colonel Dubreton - French military officer
A well written book as you would expect with a griping story and good battle scenes, well worth reading