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I didn't want to commit to the famous series, but wanted a taste of the author's voice because of his reputation as a skilled and prolific writer. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MsFloyd49
Good story. Not O'Brian's best, although that may be because it doesn't involve Aubrey and Maturin. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Basso Bill
I wish that I had read this before the start of the Aubry/Maturin series.Published 4 months ago by Robin Ward
This book is comparable to the Aubrey/Maturin series in interest & quality of writing; I recommend it! Read morePublished 5 months ago by BillF
A perfect book, perfectly self-contained.
When I reread it, I will probably change my ranking to five, if my second impression is the same as my first.
good, but the story wanders. A first effort from Patrick and lacks the descriptions of the later commander series. A good prequel.Published 11 months ago by Richard Fant
the only drawback on this paper back was the relatively small print. The story line was great fiction
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