|Richard Sharpe and the Destruction of Almeida, August 1810|
|Cover||Wellingtons's March from Quatre Bas to Waterloo by Ernest Crofts|
|ISBN||ISBN 0006173144 (paperback edition)|
|Preceded by||Sharpe's Havoc|
|Followed by||Sharpe's Escape|
Richard Sharpe and the Destruction of Almeida, August 1810
Richard Sharpe is delighted when, after long months of patrolling duties, he and his regiment are summoned north by Wellington. But his new mission is desperate and dangerous; to go behind enemy lines to recover the gold, vital to the success of the war.
The treasure is in the possession of a powerful guerrilla a leader, feared by ally and enemy alike.
StoryEditThis novel introduces Theresa Morena and her partisan band.
- Captain Richard Sharpe
- Sergeant Patrick Harper
- Brigadier Cox
- Lieutenant Colonel William Lawford
- Major Michael Hogan
- Major Forrest
- Major Kearsey
- Captain Lossow
- Lieutenant Robert Knowles
- Lieutenant Ayers
- Lieutenant Tom Garrard
- Sergeant Reid
- Rifleman Daniel Hagman
- Private Batten
- Josefina Lacosta
- Teresa Moreno
- El Catolico
- Cesar Moreno
- The book's dedication reads "This book is for Andrew Gardner with much gratitude"
- On the road to Casatejada, Sharpe reports that he has only 20 Riflemen, including himself and Harper, out of the 31 survivors of the retreat to Corunna. These include Privates Batten and Roach, Riflemen Hagman, Jenkins, Tongue, plus Corporal Kelly, Sergeants Harper and Reid, and Lieutenant Knowles,