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The Wine-Dark Sea by Patrick O'Brian
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Mar 09, 2010

it was amazing
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This novel concludes the arc begun in the 13th book in the Aubrey-Maturin series, The Thirteen Gun Salute and continues with The Nutmeg of Consolation, and The Truelove. This is an exciting addition to O'Brian's canon, loaded with intrigue and action. A volcanic eruption at sea, an encounter with black-flag pirates, and scientific exploration in the high Andes mountains in Peru and Chile, a trip around Cape Horn and fighting with a heavy American frigate all conspire to Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin on the go and at the top of their game. I couldn't put it down once started! As usual, the writing was just superb. I can't recommend this wonderful series of historical fiction enough!

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