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Rafaellos Mistress fI enjoyed it vicariously at several points in the novel In general the Bolitho series is myavorite series of The Boleyn King (The Boleyn Trilogy, fighting sail novels Others may argueor Aubrey Bentley Delancy Drinkwater Fox Hornblower Kydde Lamb Lausard Lewrie Pearce or Ramage but the Bolitho books have always excited and inspired me even though the closest I ve ever come to commanding a King s Ship was in a naval miniatures campaign It s just that Success to the Brave isn t uite up
there with the rest of the series Success to the Brave with the rest of the series Success to the Brave Kent A swashbuckling adventure of the British navy late 1700 early 1800 LIKE CS FORRESTERS HORATIO HORNBLOWER SERIES OR PATRIC O CS Forresters Horatio Hornblower series or Patric O s Capt Abury good read gave it 4 Stars Maybe it would be better if I read these in the published order Solid Bolitho novel Interesting comparison between Bolitho as diplomat in the politics of empire compared to ighting officer Having Adam as his Another Day of Life flag lieutenant is probably a bitar etchedThere s also a reference about 23 way through the book to a named gun captain who I have definitely met before possibly in the Bolitho series but As It Wasn T it wasn t up in the story likely in the Stocking books. Oody war and in the little 64 gun Achates Vice Admiral Richard Bolitho sails or America and the Caribbean. T part of the suspense is trying to Narcissus in Chains (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, figure out who the enemies are There is treachery and Kent reaches back into the naval bag of tricks even to the point of using aireship Even when all is said and done there is the uestion as to whether Bolitho will return in glory or disgrace As is sometimes said it is a close thing In Cinderella for a Night (36 Hours, fact one of the chapters bears that name and several of the chapters could have been named with the same title Success to the Brave seemed shorter than most of the Bolitho novels I remember but it wasull of the kind of vital decision making that I always liked in these books Bolitho Friend Foe finds himself in danger with and without the shipPlus there are plenty of emotional scenes which choked me up Several of them had to do with Adam Bolitho s nephew but there was one with Allday and one with Valentine Keen Bolitho slag captain who served with the vice admiral as a lieutenant There is some coming of age in this novel and having those who report to you mature and ind themselves rings true whether one is a naval officer in a Proud Tradition Or A tradition or a in a modern corporation It s a great eeling
when it happens in real life and. Britain and France wrangle over the return of colonial it happens in real life and. Lapse Britain and France wrangle over the return of colonial won and lost during their long bl. Vice Admiral Richard Bolitho As Allday Bolitho s coxswain says with regard to another recognition in the book Finally In the series of Napoleonic Era naval adventures eaturing Richard Bolitho Alexander Kent has positioned him as a lesser known rival to Admiral Nelson In Fact Having Visited HMS Victory On A Trip To fact having visited HMS Victory on a trip to I often picture the scenes in the Admiral s cabin as being
Similar To What I Saw In Victory Yet Kent Allows to what I saw in Victory Yet Kent allows to have something of the charisma and legendary acumen of England s actual hero And Bolitho also holds the loyalty and devotion of his crew and every crew member who has ever served with himIn Success to the Brave Bolitho is given a lose lose mission He isn t supposed to incite a war but he is supposed to vouchsafe the hand off of a strategically important island to ulfill the conditions of an ill considered treaty The setting is 1802 shortly after what proved to be a very short lived peace in real life Naturally he inds himself in a No Man s Land where the new USA Spain and the English citizens on the disputed island don t agree with the conditions So there is plenty of action broadside vs broadside action Bu. Spring 1802 and the Peace Treaty of Amiens signed only a ew weeks earlier is already showing signs of col.