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You can tell we are getting near the end Not much new to do or talk about Bolitho taking a smaller and smaller role Formats and themes seem to repeat Always seems like we ve been here before A lot of repetition, rehashing of past events, etc I ll probably finish the series, but not expecting much in the last four books. Muy interesante el libro, yo los le por separado y con gran distancia uno del otro, pero a n as me acordaba de algunos personajes Pero soy un desastre con los nombres se me olvidan f cil y est saga tiene demasiados me gustar a conseguir los dem s por ahora solo tengo los 2 ltimos pero entend la historia casi a la perfecci n Sometimes in life, you encounter books you don t get It s not your fault It s not the author s fault But, for the life of you, you can t figure out what the appeal of all these words might be.Well, that s where I ended up here This is 24 in a series, and, unlike in a long running mystery series, maybe you just can t pick up the book and understand what s going on The author does try to make it accessible He spends 60 or so pages getting all his chess pieces in the right places, making sur Sometimes in life, you encounter books you don t get It s not your fault It s not the author s fault But, for the life of you, you can t figure out what the appeal of all these words might be.Well, that s where I ended up here This is 24 in a series, and, unlike in a long running mystery series, maybe you just can t pick up the book and understand what s going on The author does try to make it accessible He spends 60 or so pages getting all his chess pieces in the right places, making sure everyone is on the right ship, and making sure that the dating lives of all way too many characters is decently set up It s nice of him to try, but this is just boring.Well, finally we get out to sea, have battles, fret about the women left behind, and have a mutiny, and a after a another 200 pages or so, a thoroughly anti climatic final battle And I m just going so what This is exciting stuff, swords being brandished, grand strategy being posed, vengeance being pursued I love it when it s Rafael Sabatini And, yet, I am just bored to death I don t care about any of these ciphers, and, in fact, am having a hard time remembering who is on what ship there are a number of ships to keep track of , and who is having a difficult time with who and, for heaven sakes, why Since I did decide to read 24 first, in the spirit of random that governs my book selections, this may be my fault But I think I am going to wait before I look at any of the other three Kent books I bought in an ebay lot The War of 1812 had to beinteresting than this In this novel Alexander Kent returns to thetraditional naval fiction form, which characterizes both the Bolitho series as well as other series based on the Royal Navy at war during the Napoleonic period The descriptions of battles are dramatic and remarkable.As a full admiral, Bolitho is ordered back to Halifax to take command of the Leeward Squadron He soon comes to grips with a new American commodore who seems to have a personal vendetta against Bolitho Rear Admiral Herrick makes anot In this novel Alexander Kent returns to thetraditional naval fiction form, which characterizes both the Bolitho series as well as other series based on the Royal Navy at war during the Napoleonic period The descriptions of battles are dramatic and remarkable.As a full admiral, Bolitho is ordered back to Halifax to take command of the Leeward Squadron He soon comes to grips with a new American commodore who seems to have a personal vendetta against Bolitho Rear Admiral Herrick makes another appearance to take charge of a court martial against a ship s crew on the charge of mutiny During his visit to Halifax, he renews his friendship with Bolitho even as he takes a ship back to Britain and eventual retirement from the Navy This is the first of the Bolitho series I have read Yes, I know it is 24 in the series, but it is the one I found at a local thrift store Anyway, setting aside the difficulty of picking up in the middle of the saga, I found the book very entertaining and well written, a worthy complement to the Hornblower and Aubrey Maturin series written upon the same theme. This is book 22 of the series about Richard Bolitho The series runs from his being a midshipman to Admiral The plots convey shipboard life, the hardships of the sea, the horrors of battle and the complexities of romance in an age of social status and conventions.This book provided a rich story line set in the background of the war of 1812 from the British perspective The author does not make a super hero out of the main character, but one of vunerabilty The character is slow going blind in o This is book 22 of the series about Richard Bolitho The series runs from his being a midshipman to Admiral The plots convey shipboard life, the hardships of the sea, the horrors of battle and the complexities of romance in an age of social status and conventions.This book provided a rich story line set in the background of the war of 1812 from the British perspective The author does not make a super hero out of the main character, but one of vunerabilty The character is slow going blind in one eye due to a battle injury in any earlier book.It is a good quick read .READ EBOOK ♵ Cross of St. George ♍ FebruaryAs American privateers pick off British and Canadian ships in the wake of the War of , Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho returns to Halifax to defend Crown property In the cold waters off Nova Scotia, he fights fruitless skirmishes with men of the frontier, all the while longing for peace Well, this is my 3rd Alexander Kent book Therefore, I don t really know how the series is flowing, but I got fed up with the romance element of this book Monotonous Why is he trying this hard to make it a love story Quite good, but I preferred the earlier midshipman captain adventures.