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 - malcrf - LibraryThing
Typical O'Brian. Wonderful language, details and characterisation, masterful battle scene and completely evocative of the time and circumstances. Just a little slow in places, and not quite the page-turner of other Aubrey/Maturin volumes. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DarthDeverell - LibraryThing
H.M.S. Surprise begins almost immediately after Post Captain ended, with Captain Jack Aubrey's famous luck again failing him on land as his hard-won fortune slips away from him. In Patrick O'Brian's ... Read full review