In the aftermath of the Napoleonic wars, the West
Indies is swarming with pirates, slavers, and
revolutionaries. With a fleet of twenty small ships, from
schooners to frigates, Hornblower must police the area.
He must avoid war with America, outwit the Spanish, and
track the remnants of Napoleon's Imperial Guard. Includes
an exciting thousand-mile race in a sixteen-man schooner
and a climactic battle against a hurricane.
Hornblower books are highly recommended by your web master
and web editor! They are informative, fun, and superbly
Men will enjoy the descriptions of ships,
sails, and navigation in Forester's books. Woman will like
the vivid characters and the superb story lines. Teens will
like the action and the fact that the shy, not physically
strong hero usually does well, although both effort and
intelligence are required.
These are good, wholesome
novels: not at all multicultural. The author's description
of the non-Whites the ship's crews encounter in their
voyages around the world is accurate and definitely not PC.
322 pages ----- Soft Cover