Bernard Cornwell könyvei a rukkolán
Bernard Cornwell - Sharpe's Devil
Five years after the battle of Waterloo, Sharpe's peaceful retirement in Normandy is shattered by a plea for help. An old friend, Don Blas Vivar, is missing in Chile, reported dead at rebel hands - a report his wife refuses to believe. She appeals to Sharpe to find out the truth. So it is that the reluctant Sharpe and his constant companion in adventure, Patrick Harper, find themselves bound for Chile via St Helena, where they have a fateful meeting with the fallen Emperor Napoleon. Sharpe and Harper are convinced that they are on their way to collect a corpse; neither can imagine the dangers that await them in Chile.
Bernard Cornwell - Der weiße Reiter
Ende des 9. Jahrhunderts haben die dänischen Eroberer alle fünf englischen Königreiche unterjocht. Das gesamte Land der Angelsachsen ist in der Gewalt der Invasoren – mit Ausnahme eines kleinen Sumpfgebietes. Hier hält sich König Alfred von Wessex mit wenigen Getreuen versteckt. Uhtred, Krieger in Alfreds Diensten, kennt die Übermacht des dänischen Heeres genau. Dennoch will Alfred eine letzte, entscheidende Schlacht führen. Der fromme König setzt dabei auf Gottes Hilfe, Uhtred hingegen vertraut lieber seinem kampferprobten Schwert. Über eines aber sind sich die beiden ungleichen Verbündeten vollkommen einig: Eine Niederlage wäre der Untergang Englands.
Bernard Cornwell - Sharpe's Fortress
Promoted for his gallantry in the war against India's rebellious Mahratta confederacy, Richard Sharpe is uncomfortable with his newfound authority --- and embroiled in his own private campaign. The unmistakable scent of treason is leading him to Gawilghur, a impenetrable fortress in the sky and the last refuge of desperate enemies of all dark stripes. And as the army of Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington, prepares to lay siege to the stronghold high above the Deccan Plain. Sharpe will risk his honor, reputation, and fortune on a battle that will test him as never before.
Bernard Cornwell - Sharpe's Triumph
Meet Richard Sharpe, a great British hero. India, 1803. Sergeant Richard Sharpe is hunting a treacherous Englishman who has joined the Mahratta Confederation. Deep in enemy territory he faces temptations more subtle than he could ever dream, and stalking him comes his worst enemy, Sergeant Obediah Hakeswill. The paths of treachery all lead to the small village of Assaye where Sir Arthur Wellesley's tiny British army faces the Mahratta horde. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wellesley decides to fight, and Sharpe is plunged into the white heat of a battle that will make his reputation, if he can only survive.
Bernard Cornwell - Der Schattenfürst
Nach der großen schrecklichen Schlacht von Lugg Vale hat Arthur endlich die zerstrittenen Stämme Britanniens geeint. Die Erfüllung seines großen Traums von Gerechtigkeit und Ordnung scheint greifbar nahe. Aber etwas hat der charismatische Kriegsherr über seinen kühnen Visionen vergessen – die alten Götter. Nur einer erinnert sich noch an ihre grausame Machtausübung – Merlin, der Druide, der Schattenfürst.
Bernard Cornwell - Gallows Thief
In the cobbled streets outside Newgate Prison, the common and desperate of London gather regularly to enjoy the spectacle of human necks broken at the end of a hangman's rope. For Rider Sandman, newly returned from the Napoleonic Wars, it is not grim entertainment that draws him here, but a mission to prove the guilt or innocence of a condemned prisoner -- a duty that leads Sandman from the hellish bowels of Newgate to the scented drawing rooms of the ruthless and powerful, and into the darkest shadows of the filthy, bustling city, in search of the truth.
Bernard Cornwell - Der Wanderer
Tödlicher Kampf um den Heiligen Gral. Mitten im Hundertjährigen Krieg erhält Thomas von Hookton einen Auftrag vom englischen König: Er soll den Heiligen Gral suchen. Der letzte Besitzer war angeblich sein Vater - das Geheimnis um die Reliquie ist auch das seiner eigenen Familie. Die Suche führt Thomas durch Schlachten und Kriegsgetümmel, bis er erneut auf seinen Erzfeind trifft, den schwarzen Ritter. Der Kampf kann beginnen ..
Bernard Cornwell - Sharpe's Waterloo
June 1815: The Duke of Wellington, the Prince of Orange, and Napoleon will meet on the battlefield...and decide the fate of Europe With the emperor Napoleon at its head, and enormous French army is marching toward Brussels. The British and their allies are also converging on Brussels - in preparation for a grand society ball. And it is up to Richard Sharpe to convince the Prince of Orange, the inexperienced commander of Wellington's Dutch troops, to act before it is too late. But Sharpe's warning cannot stop the tide of battle, and the British suffer heavy losses on the road to Waterloo. Wellington has few reserves of men and ammunition; the Prussian army has not arrived, and the French advance wields tremendous firepower and determinaiton. Victory seems impossible...
Bernard Cornwell - Sharpe's Enemy
A band of renegades led by Sharpe's vicious enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, holds a group of British and French women hostage on a strategic mountain pass. Outnumbered and attacked from two sides, Sharpe must hold his ground or die in the attempt.
Bernard Cornwell - Der Erzfeind
Für welche Wahrheit, welche Schätze lohnt es sich zu sterben? In einer blutigen Schlacht erobern die Engländer 1347 Calais – der lange Krieg mit Frankreich scheint beendet. Nur für Thomas von Hookton gibt es keine Rast. Seine Suche nach dem Heiligen Gral geht weiter. Sie führt ihn in die Gascogne, zum Schloss von Astarac, das einst seinen Vorfahren gehörte und heute Guy Vexille, dem Mörder seines Vaters. Genau an diesem Ort ist der Gral zum letzten Mal gesehen worden. Als Thomas das Schloss erreicht, wird er Zeuge einer Tragödie: Eine junge Frau soll als Ketzerin verbrannt werden. Thomas kann sie vor dem Scheiterhaufen bewahren, und sie fliehen – durch ein blutge-tränktes Land, einer Schlacht entgegen, die nicht nur über Leben und Tod entscheiden wird, sondern auch über die Zukunft der Christenheit. Der Abschluss der großen Grals-Trilogie
Bernard Cornwell - Sharpe's Prey
The year is 1807, and Richard Sharpe is back in England, where his career seems to have come to a dead end, despite his heroics in Britain's recent victory at Trafalgar. Loveless, destitute, and relegated to the menial tasks of quartermaster, Sharpe roams the streets of London, pondering a bleak future away from the army. Then, out of the blue, an old friend invites him to undertake a secret mission—the delivery of a bribe—to the Danish capital, Copenhagen. Denmark is officially neutral, but Napoleon is threatening an invasion in order to capture the powerful Danish fleet, which would replace the ships France lost in its disastrous defeat at Trafalgar. The British, fearing such enhancement of French power, threaten their own preemptive invasion, and Sharpe, whose errand seemed so simple, is trapped in a web of treachery that will end only when the city, which thought itself safe, is subjected to a brutal and merciless bombardment.
Bernard Cornwell - Das letzte Königreich
Nordengland im Jahre 866: Mit zehn Jahren erlebt der Fürstensohn Uhtred den Einfall der Wikinger. Sein ungestümer Mut in der Schlacht beeindruckt den Anführer der Dänen so sehr, dass er Uhtred verschont und als Ziehkind aufnimmt. Mit den Jahren wird der Junge fast einer von ihnen. Nach Raub- und Eroberungszügen voller Blut und Gewalt droht auch Wessex, das letzte der fünf angelsächsischen Königreiche, an die Eroberer zu fallen. Doch da wechselt Uhtred wieder die Seiten …
Bernard Cornwell - Der Bogenschütze
Am Ostermorgen 1342 wird ein englisches Küstendorf von vier französischen Schiffen überfallen, angeführt von einem geheimnisvollen schwarzen Ritter, der sich «Harlekin» nennt. Schnell brennt der ganze Ort, und aus der Kirche wird ein Schatz gestohlen: eine alte Lanze, sie soll Sankt Georg gehört haben, dem Schutzheiligen der englischen Könige. Als einer der wenigen überlebt Thomas, der Sohn des Pfarrers. Sein Vater verrät ihm im Sterben, dass der Mann in Schwarz ein Verwandter ist. Thomas schwört, den Frevel zu rächen. Doch er ahnt nicht, auf was für ein Wagnis er sich einlässt. Denn sein Feind scheint die mächtigste Waffe des Christentums zu besitzen: den Heiligen Gral.
Bernard Cornwell - La canción de la Espada
El guerrero Uhtred, ahora casado, con dos hijos y propietario de tierras, parece destinado a gozar de una paz semejante a la que hay en Inglaterra, donde el reino danés del norte y el reino sajón de Wessex inician una nueva etapa de paz. Pero los vikingos siguen al acecho en Londinium, dispuestos a conquistar Wessex, para lo cual precisan la ayuda del su viejo camarada Uhtred. Por su parte, el rey Alfredo el Grande confía en que sea él quien encabece una operación destinada a expulsar a los vikingos, lo que llevará a Uhtred a enfrentarse de nuevo a su ambivalente identidad, y a poner en la balanza su origen vikingo y la lealtad a su rey; en cualquier caso, su ardor guerrero pesará más que la placidez familiar. La fuerza narrativa de Cornwell vuelve a atrapar al lector desde las primeras páginas para proponerle un viaje a uno de los momentos más turbulentos, desconocidos y emocionantes de la historia.
Bernard Cornwell - Sharpe's Battle
Richard Sharpe Soldier, hero, rogue—the 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.
Bernard Cornwell - Scoundrel
Bostonian Paul Shanahan is many things: part-time marine surveyor, smuggler, gunrunner, suspected CIA agent . . . and a full-time scoundrel with ties to nothing and no one except an ex-lover who died years before in a hail of bullets. Now he's agreed to transport $5 million in gold across the ocean by sailboat, money earmarked by the Irish Republican Army for the purchase of fifty-three Stinger missiles. Shanahan's instincts are telling him there's more to this deal below the surface and that he's not meant to survive after delivery. But if he can elude British Intelligence, several terrorist organizations, and their most efficient killers -- and with only his life left to lose -- $5 million might just be enough to get a desperate rogue out of the game for good.
Bernard Cornwell - The Lords of the North
The Lords of the North begins soon after the events described in The Pale Horseman. Uhtred, having helped Alfred secure Wessex as an independent Saxon kingdom, returns north in an attempt to find his stepsister. Instead he discovers chaos, civil war and treachery in Northumbria. He takes the side of Guthred, once a slave and now a man who would be king, and in return expects Guthred's help in capturing Dunholm, the lair of the dark Viking lord, Kjartan. There is betrayal, romance and war, and all of it, as usual, based on real events.
Bernard Cornwell - Vagabond
In the eagerly anticipated sequel to The Archer's Tale in Bernard Cornwell's acclaimed Grail Quest series, a young archer sets out to avenge his family's honor on the battlefields of the Hundred Years' War and winds up on a quest for the Holy Grail. 1347 is a year of war and unrest. England's army is fighting in France, and the Scots are invading from the North. Thomas of Hookton, sent back to England to follow an ancient trail to the Holy Grail, becomes embroiled in the fighting at Durham. Here he meets a new and sinister enemy, a Dominican Inquisitor, who, like all of Europe, is searching for Christendom's most holy relic. It is not certain the grail even exists, but no one wants to let it fall into someone else's hands. And though Thomas may have an advantage in the search -- an old notebook left to him by his father seems to offer clues to the whereabouts of the relic -- his rivals, inspired by a fanatical religious fervor, have their own ways: the torture chamber of the Inquisition. Barely alive, Thomas is able to escape their clutches, but fate will not let him rest. He is thrust into one of the bloodiest fights of the Hundred Years' War, the Battle of La Roche-Derrien, and amid the flames, arrows, and butchery of that night, he faces his enemies once again.
Bernard Cornwell - Enemy of God
Arthur has won his bloody victory at Lugg Vale and the kingdoms are finally united. Mordred's throne is safe, Guinevere is to bear Arthur a child, and Lancelot is to marry Ceinwyn. After one last battle against the Saxons, Arthur will rule a peaceful, orderly land. But, unlike Merlin, Arthur has forgotten the Gods, who thrive on chaos. Merlin, weaver of charms, knows that if the Gods are to be restored he must bring together Britain's thirteen sacred objects. Derfel, the stalwart of Arthur's shield wall, is drawn into Merlin's intrigues and Arthur's plans are thrown into turmoil...
Bernard Cornwell - Sharpe's Eagle
After the cowardly incompetence of two officers besmirches their name, Captain Richard Sharpe must redeem the regiment by capturing the most valued prize in the French Army—a golden Imperial Eagle, the standard touched by the hand of Napoleon himself.
Bernard Cornwell - The Flame Bearer
Britain is in a state of uneasy peace. Northumbria’s Viking ruler, Sigtryggr, and Mercia’s Saxon Queen Aethelflaed have agreed a truce. And so England’s greatest warrior, Uhtred of Bebbanburg, at last has the chance to take back the home his traitorous uncle stole from him so many years ago – and which his scheming cousin still occupies. But fate is inexorable and the enemies Uhtred has made and the oaths he has sworn combine to distract him from his dream of recapturing Bebbanburg. New enemies enter into the fight for England’s kingdoms: the redoubtable Constantin of Scotland seizes an opportunity for conquest and leads his armies south. Britain’s precarious peace threatens to turn into a war of annihilation. But Uhtred is determined that nothing, neither the new enemies nor the old foes who combine against him, will keep him from his birth right. He is the Lord of Bebbanburg, but he will need all the skills he has learned in a lifetime of war to make his dream come true.
Bernard Cornwell - Sharpe's Honor
An unfinished duel, a midnight murder, and the treachery of a beautiful prostitute lead to the imprisonment of Sharpe. Caught in a web of political intrigue for which his military experience has left him fatally unprepared, Sharpe becomes a fugitive - a man hunted by both ally and enemy alike.
Bernard Cornwell - Waterloo
On the 18th June, 1815 the armies of France, Britain and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days the French army had beaten the British at Quatre-Bras and the Prussians at Ligny. The Allies were in retreat. The blood-soaked battle of Waterloo would become a landmark in European history, to be examined over and again, not least because until the evening of the 18th, the French army was close to prevailing on the battlefield. Now, brought to life by the celebrated novelist Bernard Cornwell, this is the chronicle of the four days leading up to the actual battle and a thrilling hour-by-hour account of that fateful day. In his first work of non-fiction, Cornwell combines his storytelling skills with a meticulously researched history to give a riveting account of every dramatic moment, from Napoleon’s escape from Elba to the smoke and gore of the battlefields. Through letters and diaries he also sheds new light on the private thoughts of Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington, as well as the ordinary officers and soldiers.
Bernard Cornwell - War of the Wolf
At the fortress of the eagles, three kings will fight … Uhtred of Bebbanburg has won back his ancestral home but, threatened from all sides by enemies both old and new, he doesn’t have long to enjoy the victory. In Mercia, rebellion is in the air as King Edward tries to seize control. In Wessex, rival parties scramble to settle on the identity of the next king. And across the country invading Norsemen continue their relentless incursion, ever hungry for land. Uhtred – a legendary warrior, admired and sought as an ally, feared as an adversary – finds himself once again torn between his two heritages: fighting on what he considers the wrong side, cursed by misfortune and tragedy and facing one of his most formidable enemies. Only the most astute cunning, the greatest loyalty and the most spectacular courage can save him. For decades, Uhtred has stood at the intersection between Pagan and Christian, between Saxon and Viking, between the old world he was born into and the new world being forged around him. But as the winds of change gather pace, the pressure on Uhtred as father, as politician and as warrior grows as never before.
Bernard Cornwell - Sharpe's Havoc
It is the spring of 1809 and a small British army is stranded when the French invade northern Portugal. Sharpe is cut off and tries to fight his way back to the British lines but instead is led into treacherous danger. When the future Duke of Wellington arrives to take command, he immediately mounts his own counter-attack. Sharpe becomes he hunter instead of the hunted. Amidst the wreckage of a defeated army, in the storm lashed hills of he Portuguese frontier, Sharpe takes a terrible revenge. Sharpe's Havoc is a classic Sharpe story, with Richard Sharpe in fighting form in the company of Sergeant Patrick Harper, Captain Hogan and Sharpe's beloved Greenjackets.
Bernard Cornwell - A szimpatizáns
Nathaniel Starbuck egy szimpatizáns: egy északi, aki a lázadó déliek oldalán harcol az amerikai polgárháborúban. McClellan tábornok kémfőnökére, Allan Pinkertonra támaszkodva a fejébe veszi, hogy elvezeti az északiakat a lázadók fővárosáig, Richmondig. Starbucknak, akit elűz ezredéből annak alapítója, a piperkőc Washington Faulconer, nehéz utat kell megtennie, míg végül újra csatlakozhat bajtársaihoz. Richmond mocskos börtöneiből Virginia véráztatta csatamezőin át egészen az északi sereg főparancsokságáig jut el – kénytelen ugyanis belépni az árulás és kémkedés árnyháborújába, ahol semmi sem biztos és senkiben sem bízhat meg.
Bernard Cornwell - The Fort
'Captivate, kill or destroy the whole force of the enemy' was the order given to the American soldiers. THE FORT is the blistering new novel from worldwide bestseller Bernard Cornwell.Summer 1779. Seven hundred and fifty British soldiers and three small ships of the Royal Navy. Their orders: to build a fort above a harbour to create a base from which to control the New England seaboard. Forty-one American ships and over nine hundred men. Their orders: to expel the British. The battle that followed was a classic example of how the best-laid plans can be disrupted by personality and politics, and of how warfare can bring out both the best and worst in men. It is a timeless tale of men at war, written by a master storyteller.
Bernard Cornwell - The Last Kingdom
'I had been given a perfect childhood, perfect, at least, to the ideas of a boy. I was raised among men, I was free, I ran wild, was encumbered by no laws, was troubled by no priests and was encouraged to violence.' Uhtred is an English boy, born into the aristocracy of 9th Century Northumbria, but orphaned at ten, adopted by a Dane and taught the Viking ways. Yet Uhtred's fate is indissolubly bound up with Alfred, King of Wessex, who rules over the last English kingdom when the Danes have overrun Northumbria, Mercia and East Anglia. That war, with its massacres, defeats and betrayals, is the background to Uhtred's childhood, a childhood which leaves him uncertain of his loyalties, but a slaughter in a winter dawn propels him to the English side and he will become a man just as the Danes launch their fiercest attack yet on Alfred's kingdom. Marriage ties him further to the West Saxon cause, but when his wife and child vanish in the chaos of a Danish invasion, Uhtred is driven to face the greatest of the Viking chieftains in a battle beside the sea, and there, in the horror of a shield-wall, he discovers his true allegiance.
Bernard Cornwell - Heretic
The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the number one bestseller Vagabond, this is the third instalment in Bernard Cornwell's Grail Quest series. In 1347 the English capture Calais and the war with France is suspended by a truce. But for Thomas of Hookton, the hero of Harlequin and Vagabond, there is no end to the fighting. He is pursuing the grail, the most sacred of Christendom's relics, and is sent to his ancestral homeland, Gascony, to engineer a confrontation with his deadliest enemy, Guy Vexille. Once in the south country Thomas becomes a raider, leading his archers in savage forays that will draw his enemy to his arrows. But then his fortunes change. Thomas becomes the hunted as his campaign is destroyed by the church. With only one companion, a girl condemned to burn as a heretic, Thomas goes to the valley of Astarac where he believes the grail was once hidden and might still be concealed, and there he plays a deadly game of hide and seek with an overwhelming enemy. Then, just as Thomas succeeds in meeting his enemy face to face, fate intervenes as the deadliest plague in the history of mankind erupts into Europe. What had been a landscape of castles, monasteries, vineyards and villages, becomes death's kingdom and the need for the grail, as a sign of God's favour, is more urgent than ever.
Bernard Cornwell - Sharpe's Siege
A classic Sharpe adventure: Richard Sharpe and the Winter Campaign, 1814. The invasion of France is under way, and the British Navy has called upon the services of Major Richard Sharpe. He and a small force of Riflemen are to capture a fortress and secure a landing on the French coast. It is to be one of the most dangerous missions of his career. Through the incompetence of a recklessly ambitious naval commander and the machinations of his old enemy, French spymaster Pierre Ducos, Sharpe finds himself abandoned in the heart of enemy territory, facing overwhelming forces and the very real prospect of defeat. He has no alternative but to trust his fortunes to an American privateer -- a man who has no love for the British invaders.
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