Any Approaching Enemy: A Novel of the Napoleonic Wars
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Any Approaching Enemy: A Novel of the Napoleonic Wars

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With the stunning high-seas adventure Sails on the Horizon, Jay Worrall introduced a bold new hero in the rousing tradition of Jack Aubrey: Charles Edgemont, an ambitious officer in His Britannic Majesty’s navy. Raised to the rank of captain for gallantry under fire, Edgemont proved his mettle in the bruising British victory over the Spanish fleet at the Battle of St. Vinc...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published December 18th 2007 by Random House (first published April 18th 2006)
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An excellent book of his Majestey's Imperial Navy during the time of the Tyrant's hold on Europe.
A disappointment. Instead of improving Worrall seemed to spend a lot of time working backstory. This book makes me miss and appreciate Patrick OBrian all the more. Worrall handles all the technicalities of a British man of war sailing ship from the eighteen hundreds. He is on top of the cultural details from the period, but falls short in that his story is pretty much limited to one central plot strand. Two if you count his personal life.
There is no Manturin to make his hero and his story a mu...more
Aug 15, 2007 Arwen rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Horatio Hornblower lovers
An extremely satisfying follow-up to Sails on the Horizon. Emma Hamilton makes an appearance, Capri is not yet overrun with tourists, and Charles continues his quest to be a good captain. Love the appearance of Jack Aubrey--almost makes me want to try those, too. Worrall takes on some of the more serious aspects of warfare in this book, and Edgemont's Quaker influence(r) comes to the fore. Again, a wonderful addition to the genre.
Apr 20, 2010 Stven rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: every Hornblower fan
Recommended to Stven by: library
I am wonderfully gratified that the second book in Jay Worrall's series starring Captain Charles Edgemont is even more delightful than the first. Please, please, please, let there be a third, a fourth, and many more volumes. This one was published in 2006. It's now 2010. What are we waiting for?
The follow-up to Sails on the Horizon. Much in the Patrick O'Brian style, with the primary relationship being between a sea captain fighting Napolean and the sea captain's Quaker wife.
Good continuation from "Sails on the Horizon"
Look forward to an other one
Dee Green
I really liked this book and am hoping that he will write more of them soon.
ok sea story of the hornblower genre. (he even has a cameo)
My favorite of the Hornblower imitators.
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