I’ve read a few of these books since seeing Master and Commander: The far side of the world film which was roughly based on two of O’Briens books. As with the others this was a very enjoyable read, even if I do tend to skim some of the more technical ship-related jargon.
I’d actually say that this is my favourite so far, there is a lot of character building, and that is what I like in a book.
On this occasion we journey from the New World to England, and then via other places, to France. As the title suggests the books focuses more on Stephen Maturin, but Aubrey is never far away either.
If you’ve enjoyed other Aubrey/Maturin books you’ll like this too