In the Balkans, a horde of Muslim mercenaries is gathering in support of Napoleon, but they will not move without a shipment of gold ingots, which is on its way via camel caravan to the coast of North Africa. It is this gold that Aubrey and Maturin must intercept at all costs.
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©1998 Patrick O'Brian; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.
"[T]eems with amusing scenes, vivid dialog, glib phrase-making, and the tall-tale-spinner's gift for never taking the picaresque adventures of his characters seriously." (Library Journal)
"The Hundred Days may be the best installment yet in a stalwart series. I give O'Brian's fans joy of it and hope that other readers will be lucky enough to discover one of the best novelists since Jane Austen." (Philadelphia Inquirer)
"The Aubrey-Maturin series nears the two dozen mark the way it began, with colorful historical background, smooth plotting, marvelous characters and great style....O'Brian continues to unroll a splendid Turkish rug of a saga." (Publishers Weekly)
There was no need to kill off Bonden! None!
Diana, I'm sure was killed off to allow Maturin to have a more suitable wife (if O'Brian had lived). And I'm sure that most folks did not shed a tear, perhaps cheered even, over Mrs Williams departure.
BUT Bonden? He must have been ill when he did that!
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