Saturday, July 7, 2007

The War of Knives (Book #63)

I just finished The War of Knives (Broos Campbell, 2007), the second book detailing the adventures of a young officer in the fledgling American navy at the turn of the 19th century. While I found the plot a bit tough to follow at points, not being especially familiar with the history involved (chaos and intrigue in Haiti in 1800), it was a good read. I especially love the narrator's voice, which is American country boy with just a touch of Patrick O'Brian. I hope Campbell gets to continue this series--I'm always looking for more good Age of Sail!

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