"With its multiple points of view and loving attention to detail, Alaric Bond's new seafaring novel reads very much like one of those British morale-boosting films from World War II. We have the honorable but remote captain, the severe but capable first lieutenant, the green kid still learning the ropes, and a huge cast of supporting characters. A scene of the gunner and his mates preparing for battle down in the magazine is a model of craftsmanship, and the engagement that fills the second half of the book, with its maneuvers, stratagems, and final, awesome slugfest, contains some of the most absorbing Georgian naval combat in years."

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