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THE MUCH ANTICIPATED, NEW AUBREY/MATURIN NOVEL. 'You are in for the treat of your lives. Thank God for Patrick O'Brian: his genius illuminates the ...Show synopsisTHE MUCH ANTICIPATED, NEW AUBREY/MATURIN NOVEL. 'You are in for the treat of your lives. Thank God for Patrick O'Brian: his genius illuminates the literature of the English language, and lightens the lives of those who read him.' KEVIN MYERS, Irish Times 'If we had only two or three of Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin series, we would count ourselves lucky; with six or seven the author would be safely among the greats of historical fiction...This is great writing by an undiminished talent. Now on to Volume Twenty, and the liberation of Chile.' WILLIAM WALDEGRAVE, Literary Review This is the twentieth book in Patrick O'Brian's highly acclaimed, bestselling series chronicling the adventures of lucky Jack Aubrey and his best friend Stephen Maturin, part ship's doctor, part secret agent. The novel's stirring action follows on from that of The Hundred Days. Napoleon's hundred days of freedom and his renewed threat to Europe have ended at Waterloo and Aubrey has finally, as the title suggests, become a blue level admiral. He and Maturin have -- at last -- set sail on their much postponed mission to Chile. Vivid with the salty tang of life at sea, O'Brian's writing is as powerful as ever whether he writes of naval hierarchies, night-actions or the most celebrated fictional friendship since that of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. Blue at the Mizzen also brings alive the sights and sounds of revolutionary South America in a story as exciting as any O'Brian has written.Hide synopsis
Blue at the Mizzen (W. W. Norton & Company) – Trade paperback (2000)
Trade paperback, W. W. Norton & Company 2000
ISBN: 039332107X ISBN-13: 9780393321074
The excitement of the Aubrey/Maturin series soars to new heights in this volume, as Jack, again the daring frigate commander of old, stakes all on a desperate solo night raid against the might of the Spanish viceroy in Peru. "The old master has us again in the palm of his hand".--"Los Angeles Times" (the hardcover a Best Book of 1999).The excitement of the Aubrey/Maturin series soars to new heights in this volume, as Jack, again the daring frigate commander of old, stakes all on a desperate solo night raid against the might of the Spanish viceroy in Peru. "The old master has us again in the palm of his hand".--"Los Angeles Times" (the hardcover a Best Book of 1999).Hide
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Patrick O'Briens nearly lifetime dedication to depicting the Royal Navy of Napoleonic times kept getting better and better with each novel. This book was the last of this line and it provided the reader with excitement and adventure in full measure as well
providing his characters Aubrey and Maturin ...
If the series had to end, and it did, then there was no finer, more satisfying way, than with Blue at the Mizzen.
Jack and Stephen accomplish their missions with extraordinary precision. The pair is now mature, and little effort is wasted in accomplishing their goals, or bringing the reader to a ...
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