Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers

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by Alexander Kent
     
 

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The 26th, and final, Bolitho novel in this phenomenally successful and well-loved series.

In this, the long-awaited conclusion of Alexander Kent’s midshipman trilogy, the new year of 1774 seems to offer Richard Bolitho and his friend Martyn Dancer the culmination of a dream. Both have been recommended for promotion, although they have not yet gained the

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The 26th, and final, Bolitho novel in this phenomenally successful and well-loved series.

In this, the long-awaited conclusion of Alexander Kent’s midshipman trilogy, the new year of 1774 seems to offer Richard Bolitho and his friend Martyn Dancer the culmination of a dream. Both have been recommended for promotion, although they have not yet gained the coveted lieutenant’s commission. But a routine passage from Plymouth to Guernsey in an untried schooner becomes, for Bolitho, a passage from midshipman to King’s officer, tempering the promise of the future with the bitter price of maturity.

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“One of our foremost writers of naval fiction.”
Sunday Times
Kirkus Reviews
Richard Bolitho's sea saga sets sail in this mini-prequel to the 26-volume Midshipman Bolitho series. It's 1774, and the intrepid hero of the sturdy series (Man of War, 2003, etc.) is facing a test that has his stomach jumping. He's about to appear before a three-man board that will decide if Midshipman Bolitho is worthy of receiving the King's commission; that is, if he's eligible to become a lieutenant in the royal navy. Bolitho's very young, not quite 18, and very nervous, and yet he knows his worth. He is, after all, in one sense at least, a grizzled veteran, having been at sea since he was 12. Still, as he steps off the Gorgon-his two-decker home for the past year and a half-and heads for Poseidon, the fleet's flagship, he's aware that the session ahead is likely to be grueling, and that a fair percentage of applicants fail to make the cut. Will Midshipman Bolitho measure up? Bolitho always measures up, of course, whatever the dicey situation, no matter the ill-tempered provocation-whether contending with an egotistical, mean-spirited superior officer or knowing exactly how to solve the knotty problem created by a ship-load of vicious, armed smugglers. Trust Bolitho to tackle insurmountable odds. Not much on nuance but full of rousing sea action.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780099436324
Publisher:
Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/01/2006
Series:
Richard Bolitho Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.02(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author

Douglas Reeman (Alexander Kent) did convoy duty in the Atlantic, the Arctic and the North Sea. He has written over thirty novels under his own name and more than twenty bestselling historical novels featuring Richard Bolitho under the pseudonym Alexander Kent.

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Band of Brothers 1.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Gracey More than 1 year ago
A normal Bolitho early book - a lot of scene setting and characters only introduced - the development comes in later books. Nothing unexpected.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lacking substance. To much replication from other books in the series. Major disappointment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read everything by Kent, and this book was rushed to print. Come on, 146 pages where is the rest of the book. It lack substance and style.