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Admiral Rundel (The Rundel Series Book 9)

Admiral Rundel (The Rundel Series Book 9) [Kindle Edition]

N. Beetham Stark
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Ben has suffered injuries to his feet and is partially crippled. He has made port admiral, but hates the constant string of petitioners and the paper work that he must sort through daily. He learns of the capture of Napoleon at Waterloo and the plans to exile him on St. Helena. He and Tom lay plans to get the Admiralty to send them off to escort Napoleon to St. Helena. Aboard ship Ben asks the little Emperor some pointed questions and gets some equally surprising answers. Then it is back to the daily grind of port admiral.

Eventually Ben retires and tours England looking for a place to settle. He has become a wealthy man and finds a place on the south coast close to where he was born. He takes on several local people to help him manage the property and Stewart Giles, his steward from aboard ship, joins him.

It is Stewart who coaxes him into writing his life story. His first lieutenant, Thomas Murphy, joins him too.

Eventually the older people become lonely and Ben sets out to adopt a boy from the orphanage where he was confined as a child. But the orphanage is now for girls only. He falls for a shy young girl and takes her home to keep the family happy. She brings a huge baggage of troubles and is every bit as much of a challenge as any ship at sea in a Levanter.

Ben finds troubles with his ship wright business and must endure travel and embarrassment over the false claims made by impostors. He is also caught in the cross hairs of an evil woman known as Lula Mae and must tread carefully to avoid disaster.

Even worse are the troubles of his friend, Tom. He has remarried after the death of his first wife and he has taken on a “she witch.” Ben travels to Ireland several times with Tom. One fine day they set out on the channel in their little sail boat. A storm comes up, the boat capsizes and they two men are separated. Ben ends up in a nunnery in Brittany and nearly starves before he can heal and escape. One adventure leads to the next and finally Tom dies. Ben takes him home to be buried on his farm.

One day as Ben sits in his back yard overlooking the Channel, a handsome young man arrives. He is deemed an impostor when he claims to be Ben’s son. But after a time, the young man knows of things that no impostor could possibly know. He has the ring that Ben had given to Annie and her letters as well. Ben accepts him as his son.

Young Ben quickly falls in love with Ben’s adopted daughter and the two marry. When Ben knows that he is dying, he asks to have a suitable burial at sea, a Viking’s funeral. Thus ends a saga covering some sixty years of English history. Enjoy!

Book 9 of 9 in The Rundel Series.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2666 KB
  • Print Length: 310 pages
  • Publisher: N. Beetham Stark (2 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H2BNWL4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #21,195 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good yarns 12 May 2014
By Terry
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I read all of the Rundel stories and they were excellent. My only criticism concerned several clues that the author was not English. Mostly concerning currency and town distances given as blocks. A raccoon mentioned in book 9 also made me wonder what part of England that was. I also suspect auntie
Jo died twice. These are minor things that made me smile and in no way spoil 9 enjoyable books.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 15 July 2014
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Not as interesting as earlier in his career.
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5.0 out of 5 stars All books about in the Rundel series. 19 Jun 2014
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A very good story about the old navy well told and well researched a series I could not put down till I had finished
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rundle easy reading 10 Jun 2014
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Easy reading likeable character inthe early editions but a bit far fetched in the later editions ie doctor ,detective ,and a all round goodie goodie but enjoyable
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3.0 out of 5 stars A series of books that run ouit of steam! 25 Mar 2014
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Having read the complete series I have been interested enough to keep on moving from one book to another while feeling some of the adventures 'far fetched' especially Book 9 and last in the series which was awful.
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