A King's Commander

A King's Commander

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Baker & Taylor
An adventure novel set on the high seas features Alan Lewrie at the helm of his own ship, the "HMS Jester," in the thick of the British-French battle, The Glorious First of June, and assisting in the conquest of Corsica

Blackwell North Amer
In the seventh novel in this exciting series, Alan Lewrie is now commander of his own ship, HMS Jester, which participates in the spectacular British victory over the French at the famous battle known as the Glorious First of June.
From there Lewrie is dispatched to the Mediterranean to inform Admiral Hood of the French defeat. Under Hood's inspired leadership, Lewrie assists in the conquest of Corsica, but Hood is soon replaced by the maddeningly cautious Admiral Hotham. Only alongside one Horatio Nelson (not yet an admiral) does Lewrie again find his chance to be of service in a series of fierce battles along the French coast. And it is along that same coast that he hears once again of an old enemy, the French commander Guillaume Choundas, and knows that destiny will soon bring their ships together.

Baker
& Taylor

An adventure novel set on the high seas features Alan Lewrie at the helm of his own ship, the HMS Jester, in the thick of the British-French battle, The Glorious First of June, and assisting in the conquest of Corsica. 10,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Donald I. Fine, [1997]
Copyright Date: ©1997
ISBN: 9781556115042
1556115040
Branch Call Number: FIC Lambdin, D 100.7 1997
Characteristics: 374 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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PeterRLD
Jun 19, 2017

The best yet in this excellent series! Lambdin amps up the interest by making it personal - the point of view alternates between Lewrie and his French nemesis and the outcome of their encounters is not by any means certain. In addition, Lewrie's sex life becomes hugely complicated, although in a somewhat comical way. Thrilling, amusing and full of wonderful language from Dewey Lambdin.

kevfarley Mar 06, 2013

Delivers the goods !! ..."in the tradition of",etc. ...But may be a bit over-explicit in navigational details and sailing procedures, for those new to the genre. Try to read it for flavor, and pick it up as you go. ...Richly rewarding. ( P.S. If you get addicted (like me) ,.. its best to start at the beginning of the series. Enjoy !)

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