Captain Blackwell's Prize

Captain Blackwell s Prize A romantic adventure from the days of wooden ships and iron men Captain Blackwell s Prize is a story of honor duty social class and the bond of sensual love A small audacious British frigate does

  • Title: Captain Blackwell's Prize
  • Author: V.E. Ulett
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 486
  • Format: None
  • A romantic adventure from the days of wooden ships and iron men, Captain Blackwell s Prize is a story of honor, duty, social class and the bond of sensual love.A small, audacious British frigate does battle against a large but ungainly Spanish ship British Captain James Blackwell intercepts the Spanish La Trinidad, outmaneuvers and outguns the treasure ship and boards herA romantic adventure from the days of wooden ships and iron men, Captain Blackwell s Prize is a story of honor, duty, social class and the bond of sensual love.A small, audacious British frigate does battle against a large but ungainly Spanish ship British Captain James Blackwell intercepts the Spanish La Trinidad, outmaneuvers and outguns the treasure ship and boards her Fighting alongside the Spanish captain, sword in hand, is a beautiful woman The battle is quickly over The Spanish captain is killed in the fray and his ship damaged beyond repair Its survivors and treasure are taken aboard the British ship, Inconstant.Captain Blackwell s Prize features sword fights and sea battles alongside the manners, ideas, and prejudices of men and women from the time of Nelson and Napoleon.

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    1. This novel opens with a pretty epic naval battle and the action continues right through to the last page, so if you want a novel that feels like a movie, this is your book. Set sometime in the 18th or early 19th century (I'm not exactly sure), the novel follows Captain James Blackwell, British Naval captain, and his ship the Inconstant. During a battle with a Spanish frigate, he liberates (or seizes, depending on your viewpoint) Mercedes de Aragon, a Spanish-American woman on her way to Gibralte [...]

    2. 3.5. Captain Blackwell's Prize is part adventure story and part love story (the love story probably gets a little bit more focus overall). While this book would probably fall most into the historical romance category, there is a lot of really good historical detail that historical fiction lovers will love as well. When the Trinidad is overtaken by Captain Blackwell and his men, the gorgeous Mercedes comes into Captain Blackwell's life. They shouldn't fall in love. She is Spanish and technically [...]

    3. This is an enjoyable book as I like nautical adventures. The reason for the 3 stars is that the overall story is sort of "tepid" as nautical stories goes. The love story between Blackwell and Mercedes is also kind of hard to get into. There doesn't seem like much of a courtship where the tension builds. Mercedes is taken prisoner as a part of a naval action between a British Navy sloop and a Spanish Frigate. The sloop is outclassed gunwise but the crew of the British ship is better trained and m [...]

    4. Such a terrific book! Thoroughly entertaining from start to finish, it's a wonderful, surprisingly romantic, homage to Patrick O'Brian. Ulett's dialog is spot-on and the elegant writing style is a real joy.

    5. From my review on my blog:I recently read Captain Blackwell's Prize by V. E. Ulett for her book tour as she sails the Internet to let historical fiction readers in on some romance of the high seas. I had never read much in the way of naval or sea romance, but I have watched the films Master and Commander and all Pirates of the Caribbean, liking both types of ship Captains. I also love the ocean and history set in the time period where massive ships with tall, high-flying sails littered the shore [...]

    6. My Book Review Blog <3 This Nautical historical fiction is action-packed from a fiery love story to epic battles in the beginning of the book to terrible weather on the sea which risks the lives of everyone involved. The Story starts off when the Trinidad is overtaken by Captain Blackwell (Captain of the Inconstant), and his crew during a startling face paced opening fight scene. The members of the Trinidad are then moved on over to Captain Blackwell`s ship and though all of them get sent bel [...]

    7. Set on the high seas around the time of the Napoleonic Wars, V.E. Ulett's debut novel, Captain Blackwell's Prize, is quick-paced romantic adventure. Set against the backdrop of English-Spanish conflict and a rising threat from France, the focus of this novel is on Captain James Blackwell of the Royal Navy, and Mercedes de Aragon, a young women taken aboard Blackwell's vessel, Inconstant, after the Spanish ship she was sailing on was captured by the British. While Captain Blackwell and Mercedes q [...]

    8. Romance and Adventure on the High Seas4.5 starsSet at the time of the Treaty of Amiens (March 1802--May 1803) Captain Blackwell’s Prize is an engaging, well-written Nautical Adventure with vivid descriptions of life at sea in the British Navy during the Napoleonic Wars, and a heavy dose of romance. The story begins with an exciting action sequence; the captain of the Inconstant (the names of Blackwell’s commands, Inconstant and Assurance, bear a clever reference to the story-line) takes a [...]

    9. Captain Blackwell’s Prize is a first class representative of this genre of romantic adventures in the tradition of C. .S. Forester’s Hornblower novels. The detail was good and the story highly enjoyable. Please note that the book is available for kindle, and the edition I own is the kindle edition.

    10. Well written, great voice on the podibooks version. I enjoyed the story until the romance part of the novel. I was expecting for historical fiction (which that part was great!). For someone who likes romance novels, I think this would be a good choice.

    11. Do NOT get the audio book. It was poorly recorded. Sounds like it was taped in and out of a bathroom. Loved the excerpts I read but the author/narrator ruined the story for me. Never did finish it.

    12. The time period is perfectly created, and the characters are compelling by their strength. I loved Mercedes and Captain Blackwell--complex characters you have to root for.

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