Master and Commander Charles Hayden returns in the sequel to the international best seller Under Enemy Colors.
Winter, 1793—the Reign of Terror rips through revolutionary France. In Plymouth, England, Master and Commander Charles Hayden is given orders to return to the ill-fated HMS Themis as the British fight the French for control of thestrategically located island of Corsica. But within hours out of port, Hayden’s uncanny knack for attracting the attention of the French navy sees the Themis thrown back into action. When she lands in Corsica, and her men join forces with native insurgents, Hayden finds himself at the vanguard of a brutal clash of empires.
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Having finished all of the Horatio Hornblower novels (by C.S. Forester), I stumbled on S. Thomsa Russell's books on Charles Hayden. I liked the story and the characters in this book. It's well written and impossible to put down. I will be awaiting his next novel.
This was a solid Napoleonic adventure story, but it lacked much of the strength and gusto of the first book Under Enemy Colors, which had more powerful characterization and better overall cohesion. But, I like Charles Hayden. I'll follow him here and through to the next books when they come.
This is one the best I have heard. It is amazing that a contemporary author could know so much about these old battle ships. The detail is awesome. Make you feel like you're right there on the deck and in the middle of the battle.
Every character different and spot on! Makes for total emersion.
The story by S. Thomas Russell is very well done. I listened to his first in the series, Under Enemy Colors with little expectation. I found it in a used-book store or I probably wouldn't have invested in it. This is not a genre that I normally listen to, but I loved it. A Battle Won is a superb follow up story. For story telling and character development, I put S. Thomas Russell with Jim Butcher and WEB Griffin, both excellent writers.
The lead character as well as the Marine Leftennant, Hawthorne.
Excellent with individual characters voicing and does a wonderful job with flow and pace.
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