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The King's Captain (Alan Lewrie Naval Series #9)
     

The King's Captain (Alan Lewrie Naval Series #9)

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by Dewey Lambdin
 

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Following the footsteps of Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubrey, whose ripping adventures capture thousands of new readers each year, comes the heir apparent to the mantle of Forester and O'Brian: Dewey Lambdin, and his acclaimed Alan Lewrie series. In King's Captain, Lewrie is promoted for his quick action in the Battle of Cape St. Vincent, but before

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King's Captain 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Preserved-Killick More than 1 year ago
OK, as far as the novel itself, it's very good - couldn't put it down, really, though the very beginning, Chapter One, seemed a bit abrupt. Any fan of the series will be more than entertained. Turns out there's a reason for that early abruptness. The text for the prolog comes at the very END of the book in the afterward! Came upon it and thought I was maybe reading a teaser for the next book in the series before realizing what I was stumbling into. So out of curiosity I immediately downloaded the next book in the series, AND IT'S THE SAME THING! In this case, though, the prolog text seems to be missing entirely, or at least I couldn't find it after a quick search. We're still trying to figure out how to produce ebooks, aren't we!
Theodorus More than 1 year ago
Killick appears to be correct; the 19-page "prologue" appears immediately following the afterward at page 367. There's really no excuse for this on the publisher's part...simply sloppy work with little to no attention to a simple detail such as putting the pages in sequential order. Disappointing. I'll continue slogging through the series, even so, as I enjoy the period setting and (generally) have liked the author's other work. On the weird off chance that Mr. Lambdin ever cruises by here: please, for the love of God, sir, stop writing foreign accented English in phonetic pidgeon. I can only take so much stuff like, "He egsblains vhy de big ships vit rich gargoes do not appear...", before I start skipping whole sections of dialogue. All his foreign characters remind me of Fabio hawking margerine: "I conned beleev id snot bawtter". Gee, maybe I can be a professional writer too...
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