Third in the series of Aubrey/Maturin adventures, this book is set among the strange sights and smells of the Indian subcontinent, and in the distant waters ploughed by the ships of the East India Company. Aubrey is on the defensive, pitting wits and seamanship against an enemy enjoying overwhelming local superiority. But somewhere in the Indian Ocean lies the prize that could make him rich beyond his wildest dream: the ships sent by Napoleon to attack the China Fleet...
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Review: HMS Surprise (Aubrey & Maturin #3)User Review - Jason Koivu - Goodreads
My favorite of the first three novels and perhaps of the entire series! HMS Surprise deftly combines the best aspects of the first two books. Love, friendship and war. Frankly, there's so much going ... Read full review
Review: HMS Surprise (Aubrey & Maturin #3)User Review - Rachel - Goodreads
I'm mystified as to why this series is considered by many to be the greatest historical fiction ever written, and particularly for the Age of Sail fiction, O'Brian is often considered better than the ... Read full review