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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BLUE AT THE MIZZENUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
O'Brian announced long ago that he hoped to write 20 volumes in his series centering on the British Navy during the Napoleonic Wars and featuring Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin. Along the way, he has ... Read full review
BLUE AT THE MIZZEN 6KUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Blue at the Mizzen, 20th in the series about Captain Jack Aubrey and ship's doctor Stephen Maturin, takes place after the Napoleonic wars. Here, they experience a disastrous night collision at sea ... Read full review