The War of 1812 continues. Patrick O'Brian takes his hero Jack Aubrey and his tetchy, sardonic friend Stephen Maturin on a voyage to the south Atlantic to intercept a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling trade.
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'... full of the energy that comes from a writer having struck a vein... Patrick O'Brian is unquestionably the Homer of the Napoleonic wars.' James Hamilton- Paterson '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 'Some of the liveliest and best naval stories ever written.' Guardian 'All true lovers of the sea will find this a most enjoyable book.' Nautical Magazine 'Aubrey has rarely undertaken a more hazardous mission or one more packed with exciting incident.' Gloucester Citizen
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