H. M. S. Surprise (Vol. Book 3) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
"The best historical novels ever written."—Richard Snow, New York Times Book ReviewThird 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 dreams: the ships sent by Napoleon to attack the China Fleet...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Larou - LibraryThing
The title is already an indication of it: after Patrick O’Brian went all Jane Austen on his readers in Post Captain, this third volume of his Aubrey-Maturin series returns to mostly naval matters. But ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BooksForDinner - LibraryThing
Each book I read of O'Brian knocks me out. Only the first three so far, but yikes. What beautiful language. The dialogue stays true to the period, but the narration does not, which I think is perfect ... Read full review