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by Alexander Kent

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ISBN: 0399610049
ISBN13: 978-0399610042
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Author: Alexander Kent
Language: English
Publisher: Putnam; 1st American ed edition (1976)
Pages: 158 pages
ePUB size: 1309 kb
FB2 size: 1232 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 149
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More simplistic than O'Brien series. Having read all twenty-one of Aubrey series, this series first book was a let down, but I am going to go through all of them, because it is an enjoyable read.
If you love the British early fighting sailing ship stories, you will love this one which is the beginning of a 25 book set. Follow this brave honorable seaman from 12-year-old midshipman to admiral. Many vivid sea battles and close calls as well as several love interest.
This book actually contains two novels. The first one is quite good, but the second one, concerning smugglers, seems to have been written for children. In the second novel the characterizations are thin, and the events are at once incredible and predictable. I can see this as a Walt Disney movie. Even so, I was impressed enough with the first novel to try another book by Kent. I am currently reading Stand Into Danger, the second in the Bolitho series, and it convinces me to stay on board for the rest of the Bolitho novels. At this point I rank Kent below O'Brian, Forester and Woodman. But that's not too bad.
This is the first two novels of a great series of books covering the fictional life of Richard Bolitho, who enters the British Navy in 1772, and goes on to fight pirates, slave traders, the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War. The writer certainly has the gift of telling a story...keeps the plot interesting and even exciting. Great for an advanced child reader to read....makes you want to take up sailing.
This is the beginning of a very long story in many volumes of a young man and the trials of his life in the service of his country and the Navy of that country. Alexander Kent keeps the reader engaged and wanting more. The tales of adventure just want the reader to read more. I have them all and they are proudly displayed next to Master and Commander and Horatio Hornblower. A good read.
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A must have for any fan of historical naval fiction, history and great stories!
I had not known about this author before and I have to say I am glad that I found him or my wife found him. His story is both interesting and filled with details about the everyday life of a sailor on a British Navy ship.

If you have read the Aubrey/Maturin series this is another fun one to read.