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By Alexander Kent

3 novels in a single! Sixteen-year-old Richard Bolitho joins the British Royal military as a tender midshipman. stick with his adventures as he undergoes a critical initiation into the harmful global of the good crusing warships!

1. Richard Bolitho: Midshipman
1772: a tender Richard Bolitho joins the 74-gun Gorgon. Naive and untested, Bolitho needs to research the methods of the military quick if he's to survive.

2. Midshipman Bolitho and the Avenger
1773: Bolitho returns domestic to Cornwall for Christmas, yet smuggling, send wrecking and witchcraft tear aside his once-peaceful community.

3. Band of Brothers
1774: Bolitho stands on the point of manhood and takes his exam to start his actual profession as a King's Officer. yet quickly he needs to try out his mettle opposed to vicious smugglers!

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The smile vanished. “We have wasted an excessive amount of time, and misplaced too many strong males. it will take a military to put siege to the island, or even then it's uncertain how the assault may cross. ” He paused because the marine sentry past the door shouted, “Surgeon, sir! ” The servant moved quickly to open the door as Laidlaw entered, wiping his fingers conscientiously on a scrap of material. “Yes? ” The captain sounded sharp. “You needed to understand, sir. Mr wish is dozing. I took out the ball, and even if I doubt if he’ll ever be rid of ache, he’ll now not lose an arm. ” Bolitho checked out Dancer and Eden and smiled. It was once anything. the remainder used to be over, a part of a nightmare which even Tregorren’s failure to confess that he had had no hand within the ultimate motion couldn't ruin. He glanced at Starkie, who was once learning Tregorren with whatever like hatred. The captain further, “At nightfall, supplied the wind returns, which Mr Turnbull assures me it is going to, we'll make touch with our new prize. At sunrise I intend to ship Sandpiper to chase the dhow in the direction of the fort. Gorgon will, after all, provide complete help. ” Bolitho swallowed one other glass of madeira, slightly knowing that the cabin servant had refilled it greater than as soon as. His belly used to be really empty, and the wine was once making him suppose light-headed and dizzy. One truth stood out. The captain had no purpose of giving in to the pirates who occupied the island. via retaking Sandpiper that they had extra one other arm to their succeed in, and the watchers at the fortress’s battery might were capable of see rather basically how the brig had lured their one significant vessel directly to the reefs. Verling snapped, “Understood? ” Bolitho exclaimed, “They’ll imagine we’re chasing a shipment of slaves, and be too busy firing at Sandpiper to observe the dhow, sir? ” The captain checked out him after which glanced throughout at Tregorren. “What d’you imagine, Mr Tregorren? ” The lieutenant looked as if it would pop out of a trance. “Yes, sir. that's . . . ” The captain nodded. “Quite. ” He walked aft back and studied the brig for a while. “Mr Starkie will go back to his send and be ready to aid whichever officials I hire to take cost, and to sail finally with my despatches. ” He swung around, his eyes demanding within the gentle. “Had i presumed that you just had any half in wasting Sandpiper within the first position, by means of negligence or loss of braveness, i will be able to guarantee you that you'd now not be right here now, and your probabilities of development may were smashed. ” He smiled, the hassle making him older instead of the other. “You did rather well, Mr Starkie. I purely want i may preserve you in my command. yet i believe that after you succeed in larger authority your efforts may be greater rewarded. ” He nodded. “Carry on, gents. ” They left the cabin in a daze, the captain already in convention with Verling and the medical professional. Bolitho shook Starkie’s tough hand and exclaimed, “I’m completely satisfied for you! yet on your ability, and accepting an concept which to most folks may have appeared relatively mad, we'd now not be right here in any respect! ” Starkie studied him gravely, as though trying to find anything he couldn't comprehend.

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