Book Reviews of Sharpe's Triumph (Sharpe, Bk 2)

Sharpe's Triumph (Sharpe, Bk 2)
Sharpe's Triumph - Sharpe, Bk 2
Author: Bernard Cornwell
ISBN-13: 9780060951979
ISBN-10: 0060951974
Publication Date: 8/1/2000
Pages: 291
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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prequel to excellent Sharpe series
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This is the chronological Book 2 of the Richard Sharpe series.

I hate to say it, but this book was less interesting to me than the first. Considering that these prequel novels were written to provide an origin story for Richard Sharpe, I found him to be one of the least developed characters in the book.

Cornwell loves his military history, and it is evident by his nearly endless descriptions of troop movements, artillery counts, and tactics leading up to the battle of Assaye. All of that is well and good if that is what you are looking for as a reader, but I found it slightly overdone. I realize that these details need to be there in order to anchor the plot, but I still feel that the military details overshadow the main reason that these books were written: to introduce us to Richard Sharpe.

I did not entirely dislike the book (as it was just interesting enough to keep reading) but it did not blow me away, either. But I have faith in Cornwell and plan to stick with this series to see if it improves (especially since there is only one more book that is set in India) and to see if Cornwell can find more of Sharpe's character development hiding among the minutiae of the military.
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This is the chronological Book 2 of the Richard Sharpe series.

I hate to say it, but this book was less interesting to me than the first. Considering that these prequel novels were written to provide an origin story for Richard Sharpe, I found him to be one of the least developed characters in the book.

Cornwell loves his military history, and it is evident by his nearly endless descriptions of troop movements, artillery counts, and tactics leading up to the battle of Assaye. All of that is well and good if that is what you are looking for as a reader, but I found it slightly overdone. I realize that these details need to be there in order to anchor the plot, but I still feel that the military details overshadow the main reason that these books were written: to introduce us to Richard Sharpe.

I did not entirely dislike the book (as it was just interesting enough to keep reading) but it did not blow me away, either. But I have faith in Cornwell and plan to stick with this series to see if it improves (especially since there is only one more book that is set in India) and to see if Cornwell can find more of Sharpe's character development hiding among the minutiae of the military.
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Military historical fiction with verve! Sergeant Richard Sharpe continues falling into impending disaster and emerging like a phoenix. His enemies are implacable and nearly good enough to finish him, but...
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Absolutely up to Cornwell's standards. He leads you through the adventure while teaching a little bit of history.
I would recommend anything he has written. I've never failed to enjoy his work.
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This is the chronological Book 2 of the Richard Sharpe series.

I hate to say it, but this book was less interesting to me than the first. Considering that these prequel novels were written to provide an origin story for Richard Sharpe, I found him to be one of the least developed characters in the book.

Cornwell loves his military history, and it is evident by his nearly endless descriptions of troop movements, artillery counts, and tactics leading up to the battle of Assaye. All of that is well and good if that is what you are looking for as a reader, but I found it slightly overdone. I realize that these details need to be there in order to anchor the plot, but I still feel that the military details overshadow the main reason that these books were written: to introduce us to Richard Sharpe.

I did not entirely dislike the book (as it was just interesting enough to keep reading) but it did not blow me away, either. But I have faith in Cornwell and plan to stick with this series to see if it improves (especially since there is only one more book that is set in India) and to see if Cornwell can find more of Sharpe's character development hiding among the minutiae of the military.
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Only the second Sharpe book I've read, but I now understand why this series is so well liked. The plot is intriguing and, in this book, the description of the Battle of Assaye was so compelling that I had to finish reading it before going to bed.
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This is the chronological Book 2 of the Richard Sharpe series.

I hate to say it, but this book was less interesting to me than the first. Considering that these prequel novels were written to provide an origin story for Richard Sharpe, I found him to be one of the least developed characters in the book.

Cornwell loves his military history, and it is evident by his nearly endless descriptions of troop movements, artillery counts, and tactics leading up to the battle of Assaye. All of that is well and good if that is what you are looking for as a reader, but I found it slightly overdone. I realize that these details need to be there in order to anchor the plot, but I still feel that the military details overshadow the main reason that these books were written: to introduce us to Richard Sharpe.

I did not entirely dislike the book (as it was just interesting enough to keep reading) but it did not blow me away, either. But I have faith in Cornwell and plan to stick with this series to see if it improves (especially since there is only one more book that is set in India) and to see if Cornwell can find more of Sharpe's character development hiding among the minutiae of the military.
reviewed Sharpe's Triumph (Sharpe, Bk 2) on + 902 more book reviews
This is the chronological Book 2 of the Richard Sharpe series.

I hate to say it, but this book was less interesting to me than the first. Considering that these prequel novels were written to provide an origin story for Richard Sharpe, I found him to be one of the least developed characters in the book.

Cornwell loves his military history, and it is evident by his nearly endless descriptions of troop movements, artillery counts, and tactics leading up to the battle of Assaye. All of that is well and good if that is what you are looking for as a reader, but I found it slightly overdone. I realize that these details need to be there in order to anchor the plot, but I still feel that the military details overshadow the main reason that these books were written: to introduce us to Richard Sharpe.

I did not entirely dislike the book (as it was just interesting enough to keep reading) but it did not blow me away, either. But I have faith in Cornwell and plan to stick with this series to see if it improves (especially since there is only one more book that is set in India) and to see if Cornwell can find more of Sharpe's character development hiding among the minutiae of the military.
reviewed Sharpe's Triumph (Sharpe, Bk 2) on + 902 more book reviews
This is the chronological Book 2 of the Richard Sharpe series.

I hate to say it, but this book was less interesting to me than the first. Considering that these prequel novels were written to provide an origin story for Richard Sharpe, I found him to be one of the least developed characters in the book.

Cornwell loves his military history, and it is evident by his nearly endless descriptions of troop movements, artillery counts, and tactics leading up to the battle of Assaye. All of that is well and good if that is what you are looking for as a reader, but I found it slightly overdone. I realize that these details need to be there in order to anchor the plot, but I still feel that the military details overshadow the main reason that these books were written: to introduce us to Richard Sharpe.

I did not entirely dislike the book (as it was just interesting enough to keep reading) but it did not blow me away, either. But I have faith in Cornwell and plan to stick with this series to see if it improves (especially since there is only one more book that is set in India) and to see if Cornwell can find more of Sharpe's character development hiding among the minutiae of the military.
reviewed Sharpe's Triumph (Sharpe, Bk 2) on + 902 more book reviews
This is the chronological Book 2 of the Richard Sharpe series.

I hate to say it, but this book was less interesting to me than the first. Considering that these prequel novels were written to provide an origin story for Richard Sharpe, I found him to be one of the least developed characters in the book.

Cornwell loves his military history, and it is evident by his nearly endless descriptions of troop movements, artillery counts, and tactics leading up to the battle of Assaye. All of that is well and good if that is what you are looking for as a reader, but I found it slightly overdone. I realize that these details need to be there in order to anchor the plot, but I still feel that the military details overshadow the main reason that these books were written: to introduce us to Richard Sharpe.

I did not entirely dislike the book (as it was just interesting enough to keep reading) but it did not blow me away, either. But I have faith in Cornwell and plan to stick with this series to see if it improves (especially since there is only one more book that is set in India) and to see if Cornwell can find more of Sharpe's character development hiding among the minutiae of the military.
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The second book, chronologically, in the series about Sharpe. Well-written as was the first. I was reading the description of the start of the battle of Assaye and almost missed my bus stop!
Tactics are presented and Mr. Cornwell includes the thoughts as well as the actions of other characters. The battle is described in graphic terms--the butcher's bill was lengthy.
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Great book continuing the adventures of Sharpe in India.
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This is the chronological Book 2 of the Richard Sharpe series.

I hate to say it, but this book was less interesting to me than the first. Considering that these prequel novels were written to provide an origin story for Richard Sharpe, I found him to be one of the least developed characters in the book.

Cornwell loves his military history, and it is evident by his nearly endless descriptions of troop movements, artillery counts, and tactics leading up to the battle of Assaye. All of that is well and good if that is what you are looking for as a reader, but I found it slightly overdone. I realize that these details need to be there in order to anchor the plot, but I still feel that the military details overshadow the main reason that these books were written: to introduce us to Richard Sharpe.

I did not entirely dislike the book (as it was just interesting enough to keep reading) but it did not blow me away, either. But I have faith in Cornwell and plan to stick with this series to see if it improves (especially since there is only one more book that is set in India) and to see if Cornwell can find more of Sharpe's character development hiding among the minutiae of the military.
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Exciting