M.C. Muir is a Tasmanian author whose nautical fiction works were inspired by voyages, under sail, on the world's oceans. 'The Seventy-Four' is Book 5 in the Oliver Quintrell series. --Este texto se refiere a la edición paperback.. 1805 - Rio de Janeiro - Oliver Quintrell receives orders to sail England in company with HMS Stalwart - a 74-gun third rate ship-of-the-line. Heading north along the coast of Brazil, the captain is aware of the danger posed by French ships patrolling those waters. But he is unaware of the undercurrent of unrest simmering aboard the third rate. When insurrection turns to mutiny and the life of every man aboard the 74 is threatened, Captain Quintrell and the crew of HM frigate Perpetual must do all they can to bring those responsible to justice.
Very impressed! Probably the only female author writing in this genre - but her knowledge and historical research is up there with the best, and her delivery is excellent, dragging you into the scenes, engaging you with the action. Very impressed! (pun intended)
Margaret Muir's authenticity shines through every word... Have just finished reading it. It is so authentic that one could almost believe one was aboard the ships of that time alongside Oliver Quintrell as he went about his hazardous voyage on Admiralty business. Extremely well written in Margaret's easily readable style and a book which deserves every one of its 5 stars.
Good story well told This was the 5th book in the series and a throughly good tale, well told. I can't wait for the 6th book in the series if it ever eventually.
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