The Starbuck Chronicles by Bernard Cornwell (wrote the Sharpe series!)

Leetheflea

Cadet
Joined
May 16, 2021
I'm new here, hello! Figured I'd make a first post about this. I absolutely love this four book series, so unique to see confederate soldiers portrayed as something more than cardboard cutout racists and evil and stupid. These were brave men. There were brave men and evil men on both sides and Cornwell captures it all.

The brutality and humanity of War. The last of the four novels was published in 1996 when I was four years old lol. Cornwell says that he got hassled about writing more Sharpe books by the people running the television series based on the Sharpe books so he put Starbuck to rest. And with the current climate as it is, it's unlikely that a pro-confederate series will be advanced and that saddens me.

Cornwell said in an interview somewhere too, that he already has a fifth starbuck book researched and it would take place in Fredericksburg. If you've read this series you know there's some way the Legion is getting stationed on Marye's Heights. I'm itching to read it.
 

mofederal

Major
Joined
Jun 27, 2017
Location
Southeast Missouri
It's been a long time since the last one was written, 1996, and I lost an interest in reading the books. I would have to reread the books, to even remember them. I like Sharpe, but they have done it to death. I liked the Starbuck books when they came out, and I would read a new one.
 

General Casey

First Sergeant
Joined
Jan 26, 2016
Location
Massachusetts
It's been a long time since the last one was written, 1996, and I lost an interest in reading the books. I would have to reread the books, to even remember them. I like Sharpe, but they have done it to death. I liked the Starbuck books when they came out, and I would read a new one.

I actually met Mr. Cornwell a few years ago. He lives on Cape Cod during the warmer months and I ran into him while out shopping. We talked for a few minutes and I asked him about the Starbuck stories. He said he has a desire to return to them but also said he has other commitments that are more, in his words "financially lucrative for him and the publisher."
 
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