Sean Bean stars as the courageous Major Richard Sharpe. In Sharpe's Sword his latest mission is to protect the identity of the master spy, El Mirador. Sharpe captures Colonel Leroux who has been sent by Napoleon to assassinate El Mirador but Leroux escapes. In an ensuing battle Sharpe's sword is destroyed and he is left for dead. He is lovingly nursed back to health by a beautiful young girl who has been rendered mute after witnessing the slaughter of her companions. Armed with a new sword forged by the faithful Sergeant Harper (Daragh O'Malley), Sharpe continues his mission to protect the life of El Mirador and seek retribution.