- Hardcover: 338 pages
- Publisher: St Martins Pr (29 May 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1250103649
- ISBN-13: 978-1250103642
- Product Dimensions: 16.6 x 3.3 x 23.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 399 g
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"An Onshore Storm is entertaining fiction, a book that will satisfy fans of Horatio Hornblower-style adventures." --The Galveston County Daily News
"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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In this episode, Lewrie is continues to be involved in a grand experiment in amphibious warfare that the British Admiralty has nervously embarked on in the middle of the Napoleonic Wars. Lewrie is making up the rules as the action proceeds and therefore is at some risk if anything goes seriously awry. While interesting and full of the usual fascinating details of 19th Century warship life, weaponry and political history, there is no ship-to-ship battling included this time round. The French navy, the titular enemy for Lewrie and his colleagues, is bottled up in ports along the Mediterranean littoral. The reader is consequently deprived of some of the best action writing available on 19th Century naval warfare. A pity, as author Dewey Lambdin, can really get your pulse racing when he throws Lewrie into those situations.
On the other hand, there is a whale of land battle that serves as a conclusion for "An Onshore...", and will provide some consolation to ardent navy fans.
All in all, a good read and one that moves Captain Lewrie's life and career forward a modest notch or two, with the implied promise of bigger things to come.
“Boot” of Italy, destroying the means of any Invasion of British controlled Sicily...it’s interesting to me to see the recently married Lewrie reluctantly accepting his new role
Serving as strictly a strategist and leading strictly from his Quarterdeck, not boarding a enemy vessel with his Hanger and Manton’s in hand any longer but sending out his subordinates in his expected place!
The subplot of a “Spy” for Lewrie’s jealous and vindictive Political and Admiralty enemies placed in Lewrie’s squadron
to finally find a way to discredit and finally “Yellow” him in the beach forever...
One possible mild Spoiler:
So this is the first Lewrie book I recall having no ship to ship battles at all, only the to me very interesting Amphibious attacks on French Supply trains and their routes!
I never noticed the lack till I was finished with the novel...(which quite surprised me!)
It’s worth the time no question, also I want to rate it 4.5 stars but I can’t figure out how, so sorry...
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