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The Ionian Mission (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #8)

The Ionian Mission (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #8)

Current price: $15.95
Publication Date: November 16th, 2021
W. W. Norton & Company
Charter Books
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(Fiction - Sea Stories)
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"O'Brian is one author who can put a spark of character into the sawdust of time, and The Ionian Mission is another rattling good yarn." —Stephen Vaughan, The Observer

Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin return in this novel to the seas where they first sailed as shipmates. But Jack is now a senior captain commanding a line-of-battle ship in the Royal Navy’s blockade of Toulon, and this is a longer, harder, colder war than the dashing frigate actions of his early days. A sudden turn of events takes him and Stephen off on a hazardous mission to the Greek Islands, where all his old skills of seamanship and his proverbial luck when fighting against odds come triumphantly into their own.

About the Author

One of our greatest contemporary novelists, Patrick O’Brian is the author of the twenty volumes of the best-selling Aubrey/Maturin series, as well as many other books, including Testimonies, The Golden Ocean, The Unknown Shore, and biographies of Joseph Banks and Picasso.

Praise for The Ionian Mission (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #8)

Patrick O’Brian is unquestionably the Homer of the Napoleonic wars.
— James Hamilton-Paterson - New Republic

[The Aubrey/Maturin series] offers readers the naive pleasures of The Three Musketeers or Sherlock Holmes—that is, high adventure and characters who become our friends for life—while providing the more complex rewards of serious fiction.
— Mark Horowitz - New York Times Book Review