1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Looking at other reviews I'm not sure I can add much. I was in the mood for an adventure story and this one is that and more. It is based on a true story and is set in the South China Seas in the nineteenth century. It covers a period that I know little about and so I wished I had known more of the historical background. But I now know more than I did! The style as well as the story is engaging and I was impressed by the amount of detail the novel contains.