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A Battle Won

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. 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 historical figures have had to give way to fictional heroes filling their shoesOverall I found this novel even engaging than I did the first one and I d be happy to recommend this to any fan of Napoleonic naval fiction It is not uite up there with Patrick O Brian s AubreyMaturin novels which I d describe as Literature with capital L but the naval atmosphere and adventure is still very tangible on every pageThe only downside of the book to me was a longish description of a golf match that seemed to stop the progress of the story for an entire chapter and seemed a little bit tagged on for homour s sake All You Need Is Less pageThe only downside of the book to me was a longish description of a golf match that seemed to stop the Aru Shah and the Song of Death (A Pandava Novel Book 2) (Pandava Series) progress of the story for an entire chapter and seemed a little bit tagged on for homour s sake

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A thrilling story of nautical warfare Kirkus Reviews from the author of Under Enemy Colors Winter 1793 Master and Commander Charles Hayden i. An exciting 4 Star Adventure Another wonderful entry into the saga of Captain Charles Hayden This second book in the series takes our hero back onto the vessel Themis the location of adventure and mutiny the first time around Still without an official posting as a Captain Charles Hayden is posted to the ship to take a convoy across the waters too late in the season The trip is filled with excitement Several battles and pestilence aboard ship in the convoy account for the excitement of the first 23 of the book The last third of the book the Author takes on real historical events Specifically Admiral Hoods delegation to Corsica We are introduced to several real characters from History Overall the book provides plenty of excitement while our hero deals with two different adventuresAs the second book in a series A Battle Won is written like most seuels There is some repetition in the most interesting plot devices from the first book Fortunately there was sufficient difference to keep the story fresh This installment does differ from the first in a couple of ways My only real issue with the book is when the story takes place on dry land A significant portion of the story takes place in Corsica During this period the book slowed as writing was not as sharp as the portions that take place aboard the ship Overall an excellent addition to the series The author flexes his writing muscles and incorporates real history into his story This always adds realism to HF Looking forward to reading the rest of the series The Collection posting as a Captain Charles Hayden is Whispers of Feathers posted to the ship to take a convoy across the waters too late in the season The trip is filled with excitement Several battles and Mount série tome 3 - L'empire du mal pestilence aboard ship in the convoy account for the excitement of the first 23 of the book The last third of the book the Author takes on real historical events Specifically Admiral Hoods delegation to Corsica We are introduced to several real characters from History Overall the book Entrepreneurial Vernacular provides Advanced C Programming by Example plenty of excitement while our hero deals with two different adventuresAs the second book in a series A Battle Won is written like most seuels There is some repetition in the most interesting Poslije svega (After, plot devices from the first book Fortunately there was sufficient difference to keep the story fresh This installment does differ from the first in a couple of ways My only real issue with the book is when the story takes Die Herrenschneiderei place on dry land A significant Calling Cards: Uncover Your Calling portion of the story takes Cities of God place in Corsica During this Gravitys Rainbow period the book slowed as writing was not as sharp as the Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone portions that take Pretend God Is Deaf place aboard the ship Overall an excellent addition to the series The author flexes his writing muscles and incorporates real history into his story This always adds realism to HF Looking forward to reading the rest of the series

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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. The just released A Battle Won by S Thomas Russell is classic nautical fiction vivid fast paced and full of drama both on sea and land Master and Commander Charles Hayden is a gifted naval commander with extremely bad luck In the previous book Under Enemy Colors he found himself serving aboard HMS Themis a frigate with a tyrannical captain and a mutinous crew Now in A Battle Won instead of being allowed to take command of his own ship Hayden is reassigned back to the Themis a ship with such a bad reputation that no captain wants the commandHayden is a job captain assigned to deliver the ship to Admiral Hood in the Mediterranean where it is expected that a new captain will be assigned Captain Hayden and the Themis are also ordered to help guard a convey of merchant ships across the Bay of Biscay in the winter under the command of an incompetent convoy commander with a very low opinion of Hayden based solely on the poor reputation of the mutiny ship Themis On the voyage Hayden must deal with a ship s parson set on undermining his command and a deadly influenza outbreak in addition to winter gales the incompetent convoy commander and French cruisers out to attack the convoyThe real action begins when Hayden delivers the Themis to Hood who temporarily leaves Hayden in the command of the frigate and then dispatches him on a mission to Corsica where the British are helping the Corsicans drive out the FrenchWhat makes A Battle Won so absorbing is simply that Russell writes exceptionally well It is easy to slip into and be enveloped by the book The scenes both on shipboard and in Corsica are well researched and the characters consistently both vivid and believable It is to use the clich a real page turner and sets us up for the next book in the series where Captain Hayden must again overcome the unfairness and ill fortune that blocks the advancement that he so richly deservesThe only negative thing I can say about the book is also a positive depending on your perspective Captain Hayden and his exploits fit perfectly into the archetype of the historical naval fiction genre He is a young and talented officer from a good background yet held back by family history He has enemies than allies in the Admiralty yet ultimately rises in the rank through sheer ability This brief bio applies to Charles Hayden yet could also be applied to Jack Aubrey Richard Bolitho Horatio Hornblower and perhaps a score of others What makes A Battle Won distinctive is Russell s story telling While reading the book I felt at home in comfortable surroundings While the territory is familiar it still seems fresh and originalMy one recurring complaint with much of traditional naval fiction is that it can be chronically episodic Russell succeeds in avoiding this in A Battle Won The major sections of the book separated by diverting intermissions end up feeling all part of the whole Very nicely doneA Battle Won will be savored by fans of historical naval fiction and will be a delight for those new to the genre Highly recommended

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  • 27 June 2019
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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 been let down by the tack this story took I never was a fan of the storyline into Haydn's per

  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 back onto the vessel Themis the location of adventure and mutiny the first time around Still without an official posting as a Captain Charles Hayden is posted to the ship to

  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

  4. says:

    ReviewI already knew that Sean Thomas Russell could write what I was surprised about again was the differing natur

  5. says:

    The just released A Battle Won by S Thomas Russell is classic nautical fiction – vivid fast paced and full of drama both on sea and land Mas

  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

  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 command of the frigate HMS Themis a ship no post captain wants because of its mutinous history as depicted in

  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 historical

  10. says:

    Ripping good story about the HMS Juno's escape from Toulon Also excellent description of hoisting 4000 pound gu

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