More titles to consider

Shopping Cart

You're getting the VIP treatment!

With the purchase of Kobo VIP Membership, you're getting 10% off and 2x Kobo Super Points on eligible items.

Item(s) unavailable for purchase
Please review your cart. You can remove the unavailable item(s) now or we'll automatically remove it at Checkout.
itemsitem
Ratings and Reviews (2 19 star ratings
2 reviews
)

Overall rating

3.9 out of 5
19
5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Stars
7 7 2 2 1

Share your thoughts

You've already shared your review for this item. Thanks!

We are currently reviewing your submission. Thanks!

Complete your review

All Reviews

  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Best in the series so far.

    Aubrey is once more ashore on half pay, married now with a daughter (rather than the son he really wants) inevitably short of money again and living in a rather down cottage almost but not quite with a view of the sea. Naturally, despite loving his new family, he is desperate to get back to that sea and, once again, Maturin comes to his rescue with news of a new command and possibly not just a single ship but a small squadron. Four French frigates have slipped the British blockades and are threatening British trade in the Indian Ocean; Aubrey and Maturin are required to eliminate that threat by taking the two strategic French held Islands of Mauritius and Reunion. Here O’Brian is writing our two heroes into a genuine historical campaign which inevitably constrains his freedom to drive the story where he will. But, for the most part, that is not a serious restriction as the real campaign provides ample action and adventure, however it does result is a slightly down beat ending which, for me, was fine as it grounded the story in a realism in which the hero doesn’t always achieve all his desires. The resulting story is definitely my favourite of the series so far. It races along at a breakneck pace, filled with action and a much changed and matured Aubrey who I found far more likeable, if just possibly, in his own thoughts, a smidgen pompous. Another great story in this series that is growing on me with each new book I read. 5/5 stars
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    And yet again

    And once more Patrick O'Brian has produced another masterpiece, packed with incident, detail, humour and action. is it the best of the series so far? i don't know. They are also good.
19

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices:

  • DESKTOP
  • eREADERS
  • TABLETS
  • IOS
  • ANDROID
  • BLACKBERRY
  • WINDOWS