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The Fortune of War: Aubrey/Maturin series, book 6 by Patrick O'Brian
Maybe I have just read too many of these in quick succession but it seems that each book now is shorter and lighter... I am still in awe of the creation of Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, but here they seem to do less and we seem to have more of the 'notes' at the end to fill space? Apparently there are as many books again in the series, but I confess this is probably the last one I will read. Jack and Stephen are victorious: a good enough place to stop!
The Mauritius Command: Aubrey/Maturin series, book&hellip by Patrick O'Brian
The author now figures we know Jack and the others and spends only a little time 'incidentally' reminding us. We spend time watching Jack develop as a person, becoming the Commodore more than the 'lad' of the earlier books. If you enjoyed the previous tales this one holds everything to develop your enjoyment further. I confess I am a little worried - I've just counted there are 17 more after this....
HMS Surprise: Aubrey/Maturin series, book 3 by Patrick O'Brian
For those who watched Russell Crowe leaping around his ship, this will continue the tale with much more detail and texture. Jack remains a flawed but appealing individual and we learn more of the secretive layered Maturin. A well crafted tale.