- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 3262 KB
- Print Length: 720 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Grindelwald (7 Dec. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00H5FJ0WM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #261,138 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Oliver Quintrell Trilogy: Under Admiralty Orders - The Oliver Quintrell Series (Books 1-3) Kindle Edition
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I am not sure if the books were worth all the effort needed to get to read them. The storylines were fair if a bit bland and most of the technical details of 18th/19th century sailing ships and the jargon was basically correct, and the background reasonably historically accurate. The action was there if not terribly exciting at times. The trilogy is simply written and an easy and fast read.
I did however, seriously struggle with the charaterisation which did not seem to feel 'right'. The actions, thought patterns and speech of the characters portayed all seemed a bit out of kilter, many of the men coming across as rather effeminate at times in both speech and action. My conclusion - M C Muir is possibly not a 'male of the species'! Perhaps these tales are intended to be for the younger demographic, if so they should be clearly described as such.
Not unreadable but not strong enough for my tastes, certainly no competition for Alexander Kent or even Dudley Pope. OK but a bit bland.
As a generalism the characters were lightly drawn and the plots poorly interlinked.
A very good read if you are a fan of this type of book - the Royal Navy in the 18th and 19th centuries and all that that entails. Nautically accurate, soundly researched and worth spending your money on.
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