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The Thirteen-Gun Salute (Aubrey/Maturin Book 13) - Patrick O'Brian
The Thirteen-Gun Salute (Aubrey/Maturin Book 13)
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"In length the series is unique; in quality—and there is not a weak link in the chain—it cannot but be ranked with the best of twentieth century historical novels."—T. J. Binyon, IndependentCaptain Jack Aubrey sets sail for the South China Sea with a new lease on life. Following his dismissal... show more
"In length the series is unique; in quality—and there is not a weak link in the chain—it cannot but be ranked with the best of twentieth century historical novels."—T. J. Binyon, IndependentCaptain Jack Aubrey sets sail for the South China Sea with a new lease on life. Following his dismissal from the Royal Navy (a false accusation), he has earned reinstatement through his daring exploits as a privateer, brilliantly chronicled in The Letter of Marque. Now he is to shepherd Stephen Maturin—his friend, ship's surgeon, and sometimes intelligence agent—on a diplomatic mission to prevent links between Bonaparte and the Malay princes which would put English merchant shipping at risk. The journey of the Diane encompasses a great and satisfying diversity of adventures. Maturin climbs the Thousand Steps of the sacred crater of the orangutans; a killer typhoon catches Aubrey and his crew trying to work the Diane off a reef; and in the barbaric court of Pulo Prabang a classic duel of intelligence agents unfolds: the French envoys, well entrenched in the Sultan's good graces, against the savage cunning of Stephen Maturin.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780393309072 (039330907X)
ASIN: 039330907X
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Series: Aubrey & Maturin (#13)
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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog rated it
3.0
At some point O'Brian decided this series would go on indefinitely. The structure of some of the books then became odd. There are some that don't end - they just stop. There's an obvious on-going, unresolved plot but - tough luck - you're gonna hafta wait for the next volume to get a resolution. Thi...
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linmtheu rated it
Poor Diane, we hardly knew ye.
JasonKoivu
JasonKoivu rated it
5.0 The Thirteen-Gun Salute
Out of all of O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series up to this point, The Thirtheen-Gun Salute gets further away from the sea battles and life aboard ship to really delve into the interior of a new and exciting frontier (in the eyes of the characters as set in a pre-"Planet Earth" world) and paints a not-...
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