- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: St Martins Pr (28 May 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1250103665
- ISBN-13: 978-1250103666
- Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 2.9 x 24.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 513 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,568 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for the Series
"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." --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
"Stunning naval adventure, reeking of powder and mayhem. I wish I had written this series." --Bernard Cornwell
"The best naval adventure series since C. S. Forester.-" --Library Journal
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It’s not that Sir Alan hasn’t been stuck in England between commissions before. Truth be told, some of those earlier books have been tedious too, though enlivened in one case by a trial for stealing slaves and the pursuit of a new bride in another.
This time around? Lewrie deals with cooks, helps with wedding preparations, and chases thieves (of various sorts). There’s no arc to the story, just episodes. Turns out that the craft Lambdin brings to describing military matters is less engaging when applied to vegetables and desserts.
Why four stars then? Because there’s a logic to this comic tale. Lewrie is no longer young, he has responsibilities to home and family, and most of the French fleet is bottled up by British blockades. What’s a fellow to do?
Plenty, it would seem, to judge from Lambdin’s Afterword.
Now, the old reprobate has settled down some and is married to Jessica, who understands him much better than his previous wife. I very much enjoyed this house-bound Lewrie novel and can't wait to see how all the problems that emerge at the end of the book are dealt with in the next. I've read Ken and Forrester and Pope, but for my money Lewrie is the best of the sea-dogs!
Lambdin has created a character that does his best work in command and whose worst troubles come ashore. Previous books balance well enough. This one not so much.
There are several humorous goings on in Ado so it's not a bad book. It's just not on par with the series.