"For sheer excitement, what most gripped me was Storm and Conquest ... as thrilling as anything by Patrick O'Brian." -- Jeremy Paxman, Books of the Year, Observer
"Taylor has written a ferociously good book ... an incredible tale." -- Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm
"A magnificent book ... The writing has all the nautical salt and pungency of a Patrick O'Brian novel." -- Literary Review
"A triumph... a ripping yarn founded on original research ... popular maritime history at its very best." -- Huw Bowen, Guardian
"Taylor is a great man for storms and desperate enterprises ... in this irresistible volume he demonstrates his steady scholarship too."
-- Jan Morris, The Times
'Compelling ... STORM AND CONQUEST holds the attention like a cyclone at sea.'
-- Daily Telegraph
Storm and Conquest: The Battle for the Indian Ocean, 1808-10 by Stephen Taylor is a gripping account of the infamous Battle for Mauritius, between Nelson's navy and the French fleet.