This character is a young private in the British army and is stationed in India.
Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill
This character is one of Sharpe's primary antagonists and his immediate commander.
Lieutenant William Lawford
This character accompanies Sharpe on the mission to free McCandless.
He is the king of Mysore and another of Sharpe's antagonists.
This character is Sharpe's lover in the first part of the story.
Colonel Jean Gudin
He is a French officer and military adviser to Tippoo.
Colonel Hector McCandless
He learns about Tippoo's massive black-powder mine during a meeting with General Appah Rao and is later captured by Tippoo's cavalry.
General Appah Rao
This character works against Tippoo even though he is supposed to be one of his generals.
He marries Mary and accompanies her to the dungeon where Sharpe, Lawford, McCandless, and Hakeswill are imprisoned.
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