The Wine-Dark Sea

by Patrick O'Brian
Category: "Fiction - Historical"
Year of Publication:1993
Date Read:11/03/1999
Notes:Sixteenth in the Aubrey-Maturin series. While chasing a privateer, Aubrey's Surprise is pelted with ash from an erupting volcano. In company with Pullings in the Franklin, he captures a French pirate off the coast of Peru. Stephen goes ashore to organize an uprising against Spanish rule but is exposed and has to flee through the Andes on foot with a lone guide. When re rejoins Jack, they head for the horn, dodging a large American frigate and ice burgs on the way.
My Rating: 10

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Review - Wine-Dark Sea, The

By this time, O'Brian is definitely writing his books as part of a series and they stand alone less and less. But that doesn't make them any less enjoyable. Reading them one after another does increase the redundancies a bit, but after 16 straight, I'm still loving them.
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