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Sharpe on the High Seas,
This review is from: Quarterdeck (Thomas Kydd 5) (Paperback)The fifth book in a long running series that just seems to get better and better the characters keep growning and flowing with their ever expanding plot lines and movement into the ever larger arena of their times, as they and their careers / fortunes grow so do the scale and power of the troubles they encounter gone is the innocence to the plot a new origionality pervades the whole story and leaves the reader with a shanty lilt to their speech and a roll to their gait.
This book is one of my personal fav's in the series, this is when Kydd gets his step, when he moves from one world to the next, its told so well and so powerfully you can just feel all the uncomfortable moments, all the resentment and all the enthusiasm of the various players in the story.
Having read the rest of the series and read the rest of the reviews i can tell others that Julian did learn and progress the characters even further, and when that was coupled with his obvious passion for the sea and all things nautical, you end up with a series that does rank up there with Forrester and O'Brian, every year i look forward to my new instalment of Kydd...but to get there you have to start at the beginning.