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A Battle Won

A thrilling story of nautical warfare Kirkus Reviews from the author of Under Enemy Colors Winter 1793 Master and Commander Charles Hayden i. A age of sail fiction I adore Captain Hayden He is a wolf at sea and a lamb on land an officer and a gentleman a good man who is constantly beset by the worst luck but somehow he always prevails So far I just want to hug him at every turn lol The author is a master of setting up these complex situations that leave you on the edge of your seat until the final word Past that even for this book leaves you on a cliffy that will have you scrambling to buy 3 Well done PNow that I finally know all their names the crew has really grown on me too Young Master Wickham the sassy Hawthorne grumpy but so capable Mr Bathe the parson with no delusions Mr Smosh and the unlikely hero young Mr Gould So many scenes had me in stitches laughing one minute and then suddenly on tenterhooks againAlso Miss Henrietta is lovely and I m holding my breath as to she and Hayden s possible engagement I see there are 4 of these books and I do hope there will be someday I m going to commit Age of Sail blasphemy and admit that I like these books even better than O Brian O

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Ica where his captaincy and military skill are stretched to their utmost as he finds himself at the vanguard of this brutal clash of empires. I know it s a bit of a cliche these days to call someone writing in this genre an heir to Patrick O Brian but I think Sean Thomas Russell deserves this epithet at least a little as he is developing these characters nicely into what I hope will be a long series of Charles Hayden books Commissioned again with temporary command of the frigate HMS Themis a ship no post captain wants because of its mutinous history as depicted in the events of Under Enemy Colours Charles Hayden and his familiar Themis crew join other Royal Navy ships protecting a convoy bound for Gibraltar to supply Admiral Hood s fleet On the way they encounter enemy action and foul weather whilst Hayden must deal with unjustified suspicion and hostility from those in command of the other RN ships in the convoyThe action also takes in skirmishes with the enemy in Toulon along with an extended scene set on Corsica as Hayden works with the Army to support independence efforts there led by General Paoli This was a very enjoyable read and Russell does a great job describing sea life and battle engagements with all their uplifting moments and gory afflictions whilst the suite of characters created leave room for further development in future stories Also Russell doesn t go into too much detail describing the technicalities of sailing in the way Patrick O Brian did Whilst I enjoyed all the AubreyMaturin series immensely it was sometimes hard going Russell still used the authentic words and names from the period to describe ship board actions but never overwhelming the readerThe only criticism was the length of the story devoted to actions on Corsica and the painstaking preparations put in place by Hayden et al to support the Army s plans Outside of getting the fact it was almost an impossible task being undertaken it was nonetheless difficult getting a grip on the landscape being described I found myself longing for Hayden to get himself back on the uarterdeckOverall a book that had me looking forward to my daily commute if only to give me dedicated time to dive back into the 1790s and one when finished left me in eager anticipation for another instalment

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S given orders to return to the ill fated HMS Themis as the British fight the French for control of the strategically located island of Cors. ReviewI already knew that Sean Thomas Russell could write what I was surprised about again was the differing nature of the stories with the story this truly was a multi layered book Normally you will have plots and sub plots in a book and you will have threads that pull together at points in the book like fine stitching and this book in most respects was the same and yet different On the one hand you have the blistering action the harsh reality of nature on the high seas and the comradeship of those on board shipWithout giving any plot away I have to say that the scenes written around the ship wreck are among the most harrowing I have read giving the reader a real sense of the danger the fear the heroics the cold and the power of nature truly a great section of the bookI had thought that Julian Stockwin was the Master of this part of the Historical fiction genre but I m revisiting that opinion after this book it seems he has some serious competitionI very much recommend this book it not all balls out action it has heart soul and passion as well as action danger and heroicsParm

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  • 18 February 2017
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10 thoughts on “A Battle Won

  1. says:

    Well this has been a disappointment I absolutely loved the first book in this series and was expecting of the same in its seuel But I have be

  2. says:

    An exciting 4 Star Adventure Another wonderful entry into the saga of Captain Charles Hayden This second book in the series takes our hero ba

  3. says:

    A age of sail fiction I adore Captain Hayden He is a wolf at sea and a lamb on land an officer and a gentleman a good man who is constantly beset by the worst luck but somehow he always prevails So far I just want to hug him at every turn lol The author is a master of setting up these complex situations that leave you on the edge of your sea

  4. says:

    ReviewI already knew that Sean Thomas Russell could write what I was surprised about again was the differing nature of the stories with the story this truly was a multi layered book Normally you will have plots and sub plots in a book and you will have threads that pull together at points in the book like fine stitching and this book in most respects was the same and yet different On the one hand you have the blistering action the harsh

  5. says:

    The just rel

  6. says:

    Great REad

  7. says:

    I'm sad to say I ended up being slightly disappointed by this seuel to the first work in the series Under Enemy Colours There is no doubt that this series can achieve great moments When this book set its mind to it it can be amazingly atmospheric and engaging For example there is a chapter set on a slowly sinking frigate and the writing during that chapter was so captivatingly eerily it had me shivering in h

  8. says:

    I know it's a bit of a cliche these days to call someone writing in this genre an 'heir to Patrick O'Brian' but I think Sean Thomas Russell deserves this epithet at least a little as he is developing these characters nicely into what I hope will be a long series of Charles Hayden books Commissioned again with temporary com

  9. says:

    A Battle Won by Sean Thomas Russell is the second novel depicting Charles Hayden aboard frigate Themis Much of the book is based on actual historical events which always makes for a better reading in my books even when some actual

  10. says:

    Ripping good story about the HMS Juno's escape from Toulon Also excellent description of hoisting 4000 pound guns up the Corsican mountainsAbsolutely stupid IMHO golf interludebut I don't like golf

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