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A nice historical read giving insight into the beginning of the Royal Navy,
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This review is from: The Blast that Tears the Skies (Kindle Edition)
There has been a great deal of historical research carried out and for that alone the book is worth reading. Many of the titles and names will sound familiar. A reasonable plot but too much detail of historical players detracted from the thoughts and doings of the main characters. This couldn't really be avoided as the main character was telling the tale from journals written many years earlier. It was an interesting insight into the beginnings of the Royal Navy. I'm afraid I much prefer Patrick O'Brien's books on how our RN became such a force and his characterisation is so much better, albeit the timeframe is years on as is apparent from various references made by the author of the journal in this book. Perhaps I should have given this 4 stars for the historical interest alone however it was a bit heavy going in parts unravelling parts of the who's who and their role in history to get through to the main thread of the story.