Dear Bernard While I love your books I read the comments that after the Viking books another Sharpe novel would be on the way. While the Sharpe novels are fun could he not take a holiday for a bit so Starbuck could take the stage?? It has been roughly ten years after all. Quite a long holiday by anyones stretch of the imagination. Besides after recently re-reading Bloody Ground there are several plot threads left hanging/ Billy Blithe, Delenay as the spy, The Starbuck/Sally/Lassan traingle and Faulconers reaction at the murder of his son.??? And I wondered if you had read either Winter War on the Rhappahonock by Francis Rilley on the Fredricksburg campaingn or This Terrible Sound by Peter Cozzens on the battle of Chickamauga Often seen as the Soldiers battle of the US Civil war. Do not get me wrong I love reading about Sharpe but Starbuck does deserve 1 more book to tie up the lose threads. All the best Tony.
Mr. Cornwell, First of all, thank you very much for many hours of fabulous reading as I traveled along with Richard Sharpe in his chronicles. I have also enjoyed the Nathaniel Starbuck Chronicles, and have recently finished "The Bloody Ground". So, obviously, my question is, when will Mr. Starbuck march again? Again, thank you for your excellent writings, I plan on enjoying your career for a long time to come.
Just like to echo all the messages on the bulletin board begging for a fifth Starbuck book. I can't believe that some people think this series of books aren't as good as Sharpe, I've read most of the Sharpe series (and watched the TV adaptations - before I discovered the books - sorry!) but think Starbuck is much better. Although I enjoy Sharpe, in particular the Indian campaign, and 'Sharpe's Prey' was fantastic, I can't seem to get Sean Bean's face out of my head when reading them whereas Starbuck's features get more ragged with every battle! Thank you and keep up the good work and please - more Nate Starbuck!
I am a big fan of the Sharpe and Starbuck series. Will Starbuck ride again?