As the long war with France enters its eighth year, there is trouble in the Baltic. Napoleon is busy recruiting new allies to cut off Britain’s vital trade in naval supplies. Captain Alexander Clay is given a new command, the Royal Navy frigate Griffin, and sent ahead of the British fleet on a vital diplomatic mission. In that cold northern sea, the dangers he face are legion. Snow and ice, French opponents, palace conspiracies and an assassin trained in the orient. Clay and his crew are expert at battling the French, but how will they manage when they are drawn into the murky world of espionage and intrigue?
Life in Nelsons Royal Navy The latest in a series of books documenting the life of Captain Clay. A good read . Historical fiction mixed with authentic facts.
Another success in the series The additional intrigue of a diplomatic presence and their actions was an added interest. The contrast of locations this time in the cold regions of Baltic gives further appreciation what was experienced during the period of Clay's adventures by the officers and men of the Royal Navy.
Another page turner ! Love the “human” portrayal of various crew, from the men who man the guns and hand, reef and steer, to the “middle management” and their relationship with the senior officers. Paints a great picture of life aboard these amazing ships at this time in history. Battle scenes are not just about the carnage and terrible toll on all the crew, but about the actions by individuals, gun crews, gun captains, middies, and officers. Graphic but never gratuitously so.
Baltic shallow waters I have read several fictional books of this periods naval battles, this book describe the sea battle with the Danes will . Looking forward to reading book 8
History brought to life An excellent addition to the series, the best yet. A good historical perspective into the intrigue behind the scenes of major historical events as well as life below decks in the Georgian navy.
i like it i like reading old stories of the Old Royal Navy when we had sail, this is a nice book to read
COMPELLING REAR I am now eagerly awaiting book 8 Northern seas kept my interest all the way through. A very good read.
To feel involved with the person in the book. I like navel adventures of this time, l also like following careers where a number of books follow on. I also like casual reading for relaxation.
Great book Good read.
This 7-book series will grow all over you... Each volume of the 7-books in this excellent series carries forward the Naval career of Alexander Clay. The descriptions for sailing the ship, for battle tactics, for character development and interaction with interesting support roles, make it one of the most down-to-earth series yet. For a while, Book 6 as not available but it is back now. I strongly recommend this series - set about 10-15 years earlier than a lot of HMS naval adventure series. But the stories of myriad tests, trials, and triumphs will keep you in anticipation for resolution - and for the next book in the series. We've read hundreds of books in this outstanding genre, but none are better at what I believe to be very accurate conversations below decks. Among the Jacks whose live there, fight there, and die there. The humor will make you laugh out loud at times; those conversations alone - typically involving Irish, English, Welsh, and other nationalities - are more than worth the modest price of these books. Pipe and his crew will not let you down. nor His Nibs.
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