“… in which Captain Sharpe has to protect a philandering diplomat and, deserted by his ally, faces the enemy” (as the blurb says), with the part of the philandering diplomat going to Ambassador Henry Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington’s younger brother, and Colonel Henri Vandal being the enemy sought by Sharpe and his men during the surprise British victory over the French at the Battle of Barrosa.
Author’s page: Sharpe’s Fury – Bernard Cornwell
Book 4 in Bernard Cornwell’s Grail Quest series follows the further adventures of Thomas of Hookton as he leads his band of mercenary archers and men-at-arms through the chaos of the Hundred Years War.
Author page: 1356 – Bernard Cornwell
Volume 6 in Bernard Cornwell’s excellent retelling of the story of Alfred the Great and the birth of the kingdom of England, through the eyes of Dane-raised Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Set at the turn of the 9th/10th century, Death of Kings describes the events that follow the death of King Alfred, and the eventual war brought by the Danes of the Danelaw in to the Christian kingdoms of East Anglia, Mercia and mighty Wessex.
By the end of the book, Uhtred is still a long way from reclaiming his right to be Lord of Bebbanburg, far to the north of the Danelaw.
Publisher page: Death of Kings – Bernard Cornwell
The closing chapters of The Warlord Chronicle – Arthur sails off into the west, Derfel obeys his oath and follows Sansum, and Britain becomes Christian.
Amazon.co.uk link: Excalibur – Bernard Cornwell
The second in Bernard Cornwell’s Warlord trilogy, and Derfel’s telling of the Arthurian saga continues taking us from the halcyon days of Camelot’s heyday to Arthur’s betrayal by Guinevere and Lancelot, always against the backdrop of the continuing battle between the old Gods and the new.
Amazon.co.uk link: Enemy of God: A Novel of Arthur – Bernard Cornwell