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Sharpe on the High Seas,
This review is from: Tenacious: Thomas Kydd 6 (Paperback)
The sixth 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 for me is the action book of the series, this is the famous battle of the Nile, first a cat an mouse chase that has the reader almost whispering through the pages building to the crecendo that is the battle itsself and oh so well told, the crash of the cannon, the shattering of the spars, the flying iron and splinters... it really is powerful stuff.
All of this coupled with Julians obvious passion for the sea and all things nautical, this is 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 dont spoil it and come in part way.