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On the King's Sea Service: A John Phillips Novel (War at Sea Book 1)

On the King's Sea Service: A John Phillips Novel (War at Sea Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Richard Testrake
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In the final decade of the Eighteenth Century, the Kingdom of France, its people suffering severe poverty because of the overwhelming financial woes of the country, as well as discriminatory treatment of the underclasses, broke out in violent revolution. At first taking their cue from the previous struggle of the then fledgling United States, the rebellion soon degenerated.
The initial violence began to feed upon itself and bloody revolution spread across all of France. Surprisingly, the struggle spread into neighboring countries.
Early in 1793, Great Britain and Republican France went to war. This lasted, with a pair of short interruptions, until 1815.
For much of this war, Britain strained at every seam to prevent French forces from crossing the Channel. For much of the war, the Royal Navy was the bulwark that prevented invasion, just as it did a century and a half in the future.
Our fictional Royal Naval officer in this book is representative of those larger than life figures that saved the British Isles from conquest.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 711 KB
  • Print Length: 243 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1503137767
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
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  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Big Disappointment 2 Jan 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I am an avid reader of this era of naval stories, but as for this one, I can only agree with the other review. The number of exclamation points in the early chapters is ridiculous. I found it so irritating that I also could not finish the book. Probably had the makings of a decent story but the writing quality prevented me from finding out. I do hope that any follow-up novels by this author gets the punctuation sorted out to make it more readable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a jolly good read 4 Mar 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am looking for more by this author as my time was well spent reading this , I spent much time getting used to method of writing and was totally impressed with it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars On the King's Sea Service 8 Feb 2014
By David
Format:Kindle Edition
I chose that rating because I didn't enjoy it as much as the like of P. O'Brian, A. Kent or J. Stockwin
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