Blue at the Mizzen (Vol. Book 20) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
"The old master has us again in the palm of his hand."—Los Angeles Times (a Best Book of 1999)Napoleon has been defeated at Waterloo, and the ensuing peace brings with it both the desertion of nearly half of Captain Aubrey's crew and the sudden dimming of Aubrey's career prospects in a peacetime navy. When the Surprise is nearly sunk on her way to South America—where Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are to help Chile assert her independence from Spain—the delay occasioned by repairs reaps a harvest of strange consequences. The South American expedition is a desperate affair; and in the end Jack's bold initiative to strike at the vastly superior Spanish fleet precipitates a spectacular naval action that will determine both Chile's fate and his own.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BobVTReader - LibraryThing
THis is the last book in the series though Mr. O'Brian did start another book it was never completed and I hav little interest in reading the last volume. This book had some slow spots and sme ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tjsjohanna - LibraryThing
I'm sorry to be at the end of the series - I have so enjoyed sharing the adventures of Stephen and Jack. I want to know if Stephen will make a happier second marriage. I want to know how Jack will do ... Read full review