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Blue at the Mizzen (Aubrey/Maturin, #20) - Patrick O'Brian
Blue at the Mizzen (Aubrey/Maturin, #20)
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"The old master has us again in the palm of his hand."—Los Angeles Times (a Best Book of 1999)Napoleon has been defeated at Waterloo, and the ensuing peace brings with it both the desertion of nearly half of Captain Aubrey's crew and the sudden dimming of Aubrey's career prospects in a peacetime... show more
"The old master has us again in the palm of his hand."—Los Angeles Times (a Best Book of 1999)Napoleon has been defeated at Waterloo, and the ensuing peace brings with it both the desertion of nearly half of Captain Aubrey's crew and the sudden dimming of Aubrey's career prospects in a peacetime navy. When the Surprise is nearly sunk on her way to South America—where Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are to help Chile assert her independence from Spain—the delay occasioned by repairs reaps a harvest of strange consequences. The South American expedition is a desperate affair; and in the end Jack's bold initiative to strike at the vastly superior Spanish fleet precipitates a spectacular naval action that will determine both Chile's fate and his own. 
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780393321074 (039332107X)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 261
Edition language: English
Series: Aubrey & Maturin (#20)
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sandin954
sandin954 rated it
This will be my final encounter with Captain Jack and Stephen and I think this book provided a pretty apt ending. The duo travel to Chile and while there was quite of bit of telling (Stephen's letters home were a large part of the narrative) there were still some pretty good battle scenes and chara...
JasonKoivu
JasonKoivu rated it
3.0 Blue at the Mizzen
As Aubrey and Maturin slow down with age, so do their adventures. And yet regardless of the slackening of excitement and intrigue - elements so prevalent in most of the prior books - I still found Blue at the Mizzen enjoyable, partly because I'm so comfortably familiar with the characters and partly...
Don't Be Afraid of the Dork
Don't Be Afraid of the Dork rated it
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