Desolation Island (Aubrey/Maturin)

Desolation Island (Aubrey/Maturin)

Patrick O'Brian


"The dating [between Aubrey and Maturin]...is in regards to the smartest thing afloat....For Conradian strength of description and sheer pleasure there's not anything in naval fiction to overcome the strict chase because the outgunned Leopard staggers via mountain waves in icy latitudes to flee the Dutch seventy-four."―Stephen Vaughan, Observer

Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty repute, Captain Jack Aubrey and his buddy and healthcare professional Stephen Maturin sail the Leopard to Australia with a carry packed with convicts. between them is a gorgeous and unsafe spy―and a treacherous ailment that decimates the workforce. With a Dutch man-of-war to windward, the undermanned, outgunned Leopard sails for her lifestyles into the freezing waters of the Antarctic, the place, in mountain seas, the Dutchman closes...

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