Post Captain - Aubrey & Maturin, Bk 2 Author:Patrick O'Brian In 1803, Napoleon smashes the Peace of Amiens, and Captain Jack Aubrey, R.N., is interned in France. He escapes from France, from debtor's prison, and from a possible mutiny and pursues his quarry straight into the mouth of a French-held harbor.
Leon L. reviewed Post Captain (Aubrey & Maturin, Bk 2) on
Well I picked up the next book (#3) without hesitation after reading this one. This second book is clearly laying the groundwork for the future of the story. Aubrey and Maturin find love interests and get themselves into some pickles. There's a bit of sailing as well, plus exercising of the great guns and a fine cutting-out adventure or two.
The second in the phenomenal series of books by O'Brian. A wonderful report of Captain Aubrey on land and at sea. This book sets the stage for so many of the future adventures. The book stands alone, but is also essential to those who are embarking on the series. Careful, O'Brian and his Maturin/Aubrey books are addicting.
Fantastic reading and wonderful history!