He is the principal protagonist of the novel and is present in most--but not all--of the scenes in the narrative.
Sergeant Patrick Harper
He is a long-time friend and fellow soldier of the main character's and the two men have fought together in many previous campaigns.
She is a guerrilla fighter of some repute, known widely as La Aguja, or the needle, a nickname she acquired.
Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill
He is an Englishman though his place of origin is not pinpointed. He is described as tallish, strong, and pot-bellied, though his skin, eyes, and even hair seem yellowish due to fever.
Major Michael Hogan
He is an officer with the Royal Engineers. Poor and Irish, his military advancement has been quite slow even though he is fully competent.
Captain Robert Knowles
He has known Sharpe for several years and once served under Sharpe as...
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