Jester's Fortune

Jester s Fortune The year is and the soil of Piedmont and Tuscany runs with blood another battle takes shape on the mysterious Adriatic Sea Alan Lewrie and his gun sloop HMS Jester part of a squadron of fou

  • Title: Jester's Fortune
  • Author: Dewey Lambdin
  • ISBN: 9781590130346
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Paperback
  • The year is 1796 and the soil of Piedmont and Tuscany runs with blood, another battle takes shape on the mysterious Adriatic Sea Alan Lewrie and his 18 gun sloop, HMS Jester, part of a squadron of four British warships, sail into the thick of it But with England s allies failing, Napoleon busy rearranging the world map, and their squadron stretched dangerously thin alongThe year is 1796 and the soil of Piedmont and Tuscany runs with blood, another battle takes shape on the mysterious Adriatic Sea Alan Lewrie and his 18 gun sloop, HMS Jester, part of a squadron of four British warships, sail into the thick of it But with England s allies failing, Napoleon busy rearranging the world map, and their squadron stretched dangerously thin along the Croatian coast, the British squadron commander strikes a devil s bargain enlisting the aid of Serbian pirates.

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    1. This was a difficult one to finish. I don't really know why. The plot was interesting. It was not too long. I guess it just did not click with me. Or maybe it was because i was traveling or something. Being truthful i had few exiting moments in the whole book.In almost the entire book Alan faced boring tasks and events. Just at the end it gets a lot more interesting real quick.All in all it was difficult to finish, some good moments but mostly boring and Alan getting older.Bye.

    2. This is the 8th in the Alan Lewrie series, following the career of a British naval officer in the final years of the 18th century and the beginning years of the 19th. The year is 1796, and Alan Lewrie finds himself captain of the HMS Jester and one of four ships in a squadron sent to the Adriatic Sea to disrupt French shipping, to shore up the Austrians in their struggles against the French and to deal with the many city states that border both sides of the Adriatic.Napoleon is on a tear, sweepi [...]

    3. This is a fine adventure romp with our rogue British sea-officer hero. Fun as it is, I read it while I was re-reading Patrick O'Brian's wonderful novels set in a similar period and the difference is, to quote Mark Twain, like that "between lightning and a lightning bug."

    4. Another good Dewey Lambdin read about his fictional British Sea Officer, Alan Lewrie, during the Napoleonic Wars, this time in the Mediteranean Sea. This the 8th book in this series.Recommended to lovers of this genre.

    5. I read the entire series largely back-to-back (my local public library is well-stocked). One of the great things about this series is that we get to watch Alan Lewrie, the main character, grow up from a callow, self-indulgent teenager to a mature, thoughtful, and responsible adult.

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