A King's Commander

A King s Commander Alan Lewrie is now commander of HMS Jester an gun sloop Lewrie sails into Corsica only to receive astonishing orders he must lure his archenemy French commander Guillaume Choundas into battle an

  • Title: A King's Commander
  • Author: Dewey Lambdin
  • ISBN: 9781590131305
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Paperback
  • Alan Lewrie is now commander of HMS Jester, an 18 gun sloop Lewrie sails into Corsica only to receive astonishing orders he must lure his archenemy, French commander Guillaume Choundas, into battle and personally strike the malevolent spymaster dead With Horatio Nelson as his squadron commander on one hand and a luscious courtesan who spies for the French on the other,Alan Lewrie is now commander of HMS Jester, an 18 gun sloop Lewrie sails into Corsica only to receive astonishing orders he must lure his archenemy, French commander Guillaume Choundas, into battle and personally strike the malevolent spymaster dead With Horatio Nelson as his squadron commander on one hand and a luscious courtesan who spies for the French on the other, Lewrie must pull out all the stops if he s going to live up to his own reputation and bring glory to the British Royal Navy.

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    1. So, second Alan Lewrie book I've read (back to back) this week. I like these books and wish I could give them a bit higher rating. I'm sure others will but for me every time Alan leaves his ship the story slows to a crawl.Alan has received his first command here and having received promotion to Commander (one epaulet only). Of course being a commander instead of a "Post Captain" (at that time when a man was given a Captaincy his name was "posted" in the London Gazette) two guns were taken off hi [...]

    2. This is the seventh in the Alan Lewrie series of naval conflict at the turn of the 18th/19th centuries. Lewrie is now captain of the naval sloop, HMS Jester, which he captured from the French and refitted and renamed. This story takes place in the Mediterranean, along the Italian coast. As the French army moves down the peninsula, taking one city after the other, the British attempt to stop the flow of supplies to the French and impose a naval blockade.As is the case with all of Lambdin's books, [...]

    3. A King’s Commander, the seventh in the series of fighting sail novels about Alan Lewrie, is almost like an anthology of short stories. I say, “almost,” because there is a continuing and developing plot that runs through the various segments like a string pulling together beads in a necklace. Yet, there are many missions which seem so self-contained that they could have been short stories. I see that as both good and bad. It’s good in that it creates a verisimilitude toward the reality th [...]

    4. Just about 4 stars. Not as good as earlier books in the series, but still an enjoyable read. I find the reappearance of Choundas an annoyance. There's no realism to his character to allow the reader truly loathe him, which I'm sure is the intention, so instead he ends up a sort of fairy-tale bogey man.And Nelson can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned. Bumpers to the immortal memory!

    5. The 7nt chapter in the Lewrie saga. We find Alan refitting his new vessel, preparing to set sail once again to fight the french and the terrible threat of revolution-ism.On the way he finds familiar faces, some friendly, and others HORRIBLY hostile.A good book all around. Sexy scenes, but less than in previous of the series. Battles, swords, powder and horses. If you liked the previous book you will certainly like this one.

    6. Another great tale . . ill a little awkward reading around non-English dialects for me, but I am horribly language challenged. My challenge with this book continues to be keeping an accurate image in my mind as ships maneuver at sea . . metimes I can see it, sometimes I cannot. The key seems to be starting any maneuvering sequence knowing which direction each vessel is headed. I keep hoping to find maps . . my imaginary ones sometimes become very raveled.

    7. Awesome historical fictionI love to read historical fiction from ancient Rome to civil war. This series is great the main character is easy to like and very entertaining. The battle and chase scenes will have you at the edge of your seat. Start the series from book one and you won't be disappointed.

    8. I read the entire series largely back-to-back (my local public library is well-stocked). One of the great things about this series is that we get to watch Alan Lewrie, the main character, grow up from a callow, self-indulgent teenager to a mature, thoughtful, and responsible adult.

    9. Another excellent entry in the Alan Lewrie series. Choundras re-appears, and there is some espionage work to be done!

    10. I thought this was one of Lambdin's best. Always a good read. Wouldn't be right without a couple of doxies along the way.

    11. I thought this series might have run out of steam, but I enjoyed this book very much and am looking forward to many more!

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