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Publisher Description

If you like Hornblower and Sharpe, you will love this all-action nautical page-turner from much loved author G.S.Beard. You'll feel as if you are in the midst of the action!

'If you like sea stories, you will enjoy this, and even if you think you don't but enjoy things like Sharpe, it might just convert you' - HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW

'Kept me spellbound' -- ***** Reader review
'A fun, fast read' -- ***** Reader review
'Excellent story and very exciting' -- ***** Reader review
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1793: the French Revolutionary Wars continue...

When HMS Amazon is returning from an arduous duty in the Indian Ocean, she encounters a French frigate in the Atlantic which unexpectedly opens fire - a bloody sea battle ensues resulting in both triumph and personal tragedy for Acting Lieutenant John Fury.

A battered Amazon puts into Gibraltar for repairs and newly promoted Fury finds he is to be transferred away from his home on the Amazon and set a new challenge: he will be the fifth lieutenant on the 74-gun-man of war Fortitude.

The action never stops in Toulon, where Fury is posted and he eventually finds himself defending a prominent fort ashore as the Republican armies, inspired by a young artillery officer by the name of Napoleon Bonaparte, establish a brutal siege of the port. It is soon clear that Britain and her allies are going to be hard pressed to hold onto their prize.

But Fury has more to lose than most - in the maelstrom of the siege he has met and fallen in love with a pretty French girl, Sophie Gourrier.

Somehow, as the defence crumbles, he must rescue his men and Sophie from the doomed city.

John Fury's adventures started in Mr Midshipman Fury - have you read it?

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2010
May 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SELLER
The Random House Group Limited
SIZE
856.8
KB

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