Man of War

by Allan Mallinson
Category: "Fiction - Historical"
Year of Publication:2007
Date Added:08/28/2008
Date Read:01/07/2015
Notes:Matthew Hervey is back in England arranging his marriage, worrying about a court of inquiry and engaging in war games with his dragoons. The book is interspersed with chapters about Hervey's friend, Captain Peto, and the battle of Navarino in which the combined forces of England, France and Russia defeated the Turkish fleet in Greek waters. In the end, Hervey's court of inquiry is cancelled, he gets married and is promoted to General. Peto is seriously injured and releases Hervey's sister, Elizabeth, from her promise to marry him.
My Rating: 6

Reviews for Man of War

Review - Man of War

One of the weaker books in the series. Hervey bustles around England not really doing anything except acting cranky. The chapters on Captain Peto were somewhat more interesting, but had nothing to do with the book or the series. Peto's friendship during his voyage to Greece with the 14-year-old daughter of Admiral Codrington read like pages from a chapter book written for sixth graders.
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