I was turning the pages almost indecently fast
Another thundering good read for those who love seagoing stories in the Hornblower mould
Another ripping yarn
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 a man with a vivid imagination. Importantly, his research is accurate and first class.
More historically accurate than the Patrick O'Brien series