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King's Marauder: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure: 20 Paperback – 27 January 2015
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"With Lewrie in command, action, adventure, and intrigue are guaranteed to keep discriminating fans of maritime historical fiction hugely entertained." --Booklist"Another rollicking Lewrie adventure of iron men in wooden ships. ... When guns are run out, Lambdin always offers a powder-reeking précis on fighting under sail. ... Great fun on every page, and with more over the horizon." --Kirkus Reviews "Sir Alan's adventures provide a wonderful brush with which to paint pictures of life in the Royal Navy during these history-rich years of revolution, diplomacy, and intrigue." --Chapter 16 "Great naval action and deep historical detail in the vein of O'Brian and Forester." --Kirkus Reviews (starred) "You could get addicted to this series. Easily." --The New York Times Book Review "The best naval adventure series since C. S. Forester." --Library Journal "Check the log, shipmate: Dewey Lambdin has left Alexander Kent and C.S. Forester hull-down in an ocean of words and is closing on Patrick O'Brian as the most prolific historical novelist to celebrate a Royal Navy mariner during the age of sail." --The Washington Times "Lambdin succeeds with high-seas action, bravado, and Lewrie's characteristic antics, putting himself in good company with Julian Stockwin and Seth Hunter as worthy successors to the popular 18th- and 19th-century naval adventures of Forester, Kent, and Pope. ... Lewrie is a delightfully randy and irreverent character, the perfect man to walk the quarterdeck of a Royal Navy frigate." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A hugely entertaining naval adventure (á la Forester and O'Brian) with a different kind of protagonist. ... Not merely a worthy entry in the very popular Lewrie series but a top-of-the-line naval adventure that can be thoroughly enjoyed by readers who've never met Captain Lewrie until now." --Booklist "The brilliantly stylish American master of salty-tongued British naval tales." --Kirkus Reviews "Lewrie is a marvelous creation, resourceful and bold." --James L. Nelson, author of the Revolution at Sea Saga "Stunning naval adventure, reeking of powder and mayhem. I wish I had written this series." --Bernard Cornwell "Naval adventures in the time of wooden ships and iron men form a distinct literary genre. Nashville novelist Dewey Lambdin has mastered it." --Chapter 16 "Dewey Lambdin's humor and charm, spiced with a healthy measure of salt air and the pungent aroma of burnt gunpowder, continues to engage readers. ... Lambdin remains one of nautical fiction's finest contemporary authors." --Quarterdeck
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- Publisher : St. Martins Press-3PL; Reprint edition (27 January 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 368 pages
- ISBN-10 : 125006032X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1250060327
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 2.08 x 20.96 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 353,272 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It not only kept me excited with sea battles but. How a sailing vessel has to be sailed, things that other books of this nature do not go into, such as life below decks etc.
I can imagine being on board next to Alan Lewrie as he gives orders to shorten sail.
I shall miss these books and hope that this is not the last we hear of "ram cat Lewrie".
I've read a lot of this kind of stuff, and these have been very enjoyable and page turning up to a point. Mind, a series of 20 books demands a lot from an audience!
I felt the discipline of plots and characters loosened as the author got carried away and a bit silly as the books progressed.
Book 12 was my Waterloo with Creole pirates and too much American being my last straw.
I was still interested enough to skip to book 20 though to see how things turned out which on the whole I enjoyed.
The onshore action adventures were a bit Hornblower, but I was still concerned for the safety of our Captain in the final chapters and very much wanted a happy ending.
Over all, very enjoyable and I'll likely struggle to get so quickly hooked when I next search the British seas for an adventure.