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on 13 July 2004
I like many naval authors - Forester, Stockwin, Nelson, Lambdin, to name my current favorites. Woodman, unfortunately, is not in the same class at all. I found the books boring, to say the least. Very little ever happens, and when something does happen, it is flashed-back to again and again.
There is also an astounding lack of characters. The main English villain is introduced in Book 1 and is *still* the main English villain in Book 3, 15 or 20 years later. Anytime Drinkwater has to do with the French, the *exact same* Frenchman appears, year in, year out.