Under Enemy Colours

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Penguin Books Limited, 2009 - Fiction - 544 pages
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1793- the thunder of cannon fire echoes across the English Channel, chilling the stoutest hearts . . . The French Revolutionary War threatens to wreak havoc across the English Channel. As the Royal Navy mobilizes its fleet, the frigate HMS Themisis ordered to patrol French coastal waters. On deck is young Lieutenant Charles Hayden. With an English father and a French mother, he must earn the trust of officers and men. Now he finds himself acting as bulwark between the Themis's tyrannical Captain Hart and the mutinous crew. As disaffection turns to violence, Hayden is torn between honour, duty and saving his ship . . . A sweeping and epic maritime adventure set during the momentous first clashes of the Napoleonic Wars, Under Enemy Coloursis a masterpiece in the tradition of Patrick O'Brien and Bernard Cornwell. 'Well written, plenty of adventure . . . places the reader in the midst of the action of battle.' Marine Society 'An impressive, sweeping and momentous naval epic.' Crew Report

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User Review  - Laine-Cunningham - LibraryThing

I gave this a good 30 pages or so before I stopped. It started out well on the ship but once it moved to land to take up the life of the main character, it slowed quite a bit. The first activites of ... Read full review

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User Review  - janerawoof - LibraryThing

My first nautical novel since my reading Hornblower novels and Bounty Trilogy of years past. This one engaged my interest all through. The hero, Charles Hayden, of mixed parentage [French mother ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

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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