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Jester's Fortune (Alan Lewrie #8)

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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 alo ...more
ebook, 448 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by McBooks Press (first published 1999)
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Sep 28, 2015 Jim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: naval-fiction
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
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.
Steven Vaughan-Nichols
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."
Jun 11, 2011 Philamusica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Aspen Junge
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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too many naval battles. didn't finish it, must not have been in the mood
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Dewey Lambdin (1945- ) is an American nautical historical novelist. He is best known for his Alan Lewrie naval adventure series, set during the Napoleonic Wars. Besides the Alan Lewrie series, he is also the author of What Lies Buried: a novel of Old Cape Fear.

A self-proclaimed "Navy Brat," Lambdin spent a good deal of his early days on both coasts of the U.S.A., and overseas duty stations, with h
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