Another thundering good read for those who love seagoing stories in the Hornblower mould
Another ripping yarn
I was soon turning the pages almost indecently fast...Roll on, the promised adventures of Kydd and Renzi
Stockwin paints a vivid picture of life aboard the mighty ship-of-the-line...the harsh naval discipline, the rancid food, and the skill of the common sailor are all skilfully evoked.
Stockwin is a born storyteller and, with his series of intriguing sub-plots, a man with a vivid imagination. Importantly, his research is accurate and first class. Treachery is highly recommended.
An absorbing tale