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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2009

    A must read for Patrick O'Brian fans!

    As an avid fan of the Aubrey-Maturin novels from the late Patrick O'Brian, I have been in serious reader depression ever since reading through his entire series of incredibly well-written works. His writing is unmatched by any modern author that I have found, and every book I have read since has left me longing for O'Brian's wonderful way with words.

    While this new novel from Thomas Russell doesn't quite match up to the masterfully crafted Master and Commander series in every way, it remains an excellent read for any fan of historical fiction. While the dialogue isn't quite as clever and well developed as much of O'Brian's, Russell's story moves much more quickly, and will keep even the more casual reader on the edge of his seat. Russell also avoids getting bogged down in too much detail about the art of sailing, and readers will sympathize with, and enjoy getting to know the main character.

    It was inevitable that this new work would be compared to O'Brian's series. Many have probably set the bar too high in the shadow of his great works. This reader, however, enjoyed Under Enemy Colors and is anxiously awaiting the second in the series.

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  • Posted June 24, 2010

    Carrying on the Tradition

    Mr. Russell's novel is a delightful read in much the same vein as Patrick O'Brian's Aubry/Maturin series. Characters are well developed, if not entirely original. The narrative descriptions are transporting putting the reader in the middle of each ship hearing the snap of the sails and the creak of the rigging. The themes of duty and honor are not particularly original but stand the test of time and Mr. Russell gives them a new standard-bearer in Charles Hayden. Will be buying copies for the guys in my family to enjoy but I am keeping my own as it will hopefully become the first of a collection. Can't wait to read A Battle Won this August.

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