A Battle Won: Charles Hayden

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Penguin Books Limited, Mar 18, 2010 - Fiction - 576 pages
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Winter 1793 - the Reign of Terror rips through revolutionary France, as every able-bodied man is pressed into military service. The city of Toulon has turned itself over to the British - the red ensign of Lord Admiral Hood's flagship, Victory, offering a defiant symbol of protection to its people.

In Plymouth, Master and Commander Charles Hayden is summoned to the port admiral - his orders are to return to the ill-fated frigate, HMS Themis. Placed in temporary command, he is to join the escort for the last convoy of the season - braving the wintry seas to supply Hood's fleet in the Mediterranean.

Hayden's uncanny knack for attracting the attention of the French navy sees the Themis thrown back into action only hours out of port. Soon, Hayden's captaincy and military skill are stretched to their utmost as he finds himself at the vanguard of this brutal clash of empires.

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User Review  - DWWilkin - LibraryThing

Our hero Charles Hayden, is reunited with the crew of the Themis, the crew and ship no one will have. That is a good thing for we like these characters. We have spent time with them and in the first ... Read full review

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User Review  - YossarianXeno - LibraryThing

A swashbuckling British naval commander, Hayden takes on the French in the early stages of what later became known as the Napoleonic Wars. He is considerate to his officers and men, brave and ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Sean Thomas Russell is a lifelong sailor whose passion for the sea - and his love of nautical history - inspired the adventures of Charles Hayden. His latest book follows bestsellers A Battle Won, Under Enemy Colours and A Ship of War. Until the Sea Shall Give Her Up Dead is his latest novel. Sean lives on Vancouver Island.

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