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by David Donachie

eBook Shot Rolling Ship epub
  • ISBN: 0749082410
  • Author: David Donachie
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Action & Adventure
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Allison & Busby; First Edition edition (March 1, 2006)
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • ePUB size: 1546 kb
  • FB2 size 1770 kb
  • Formats lrf docx lit azw


The books are filled with an enormous number of complex characters that Donachie juggles with amazing ease.

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Her task: to stop them, and if possible capture or destroy them. But Pearce has greater thigns on his mind. He must rescue his ailing father from the dangers of revolutionary Paris, and to do that he must somehow leave the ship.

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Martin Dent, being more accustomed to being aloft, did, but swore he could see nothing. Where away?’ called Lieutenant Glaister, from the quarterdeck. Midshipman Farmiloe went past them as they let go of the mainsail, and it was sheeted home by the time he got to the tops with his telescope.

David Donachie (born 1944) is a Scottish nautical historical novelist. He also writes under the pen-names Tom Connery and Jack Ludlow as well as, from 2019, "Jack Cole. He was elected to the Management Committee of the Society of Authors in 2014 and became Chair in March 2016. As of 2016, there are twenty-seven books published under his own name and the twenty under his pen-names. He is best known for his seafaring novels. The Devil's Own Luck (1991). The Dying Trade (1993). A Hanging Matter (1994).

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Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "A Shot Rolling Ship: The . David Donachie was born in Edinburgh in 1944

Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "A Shot Rolling Ship: The engrossing maritime adventure series" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. David Donachie was born in Edinburgh in 1944. He has always had an abiding interest in the naval history of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as well as the Roman Republic, and, under the pen-name of Jack Ludlow, has published a number of historical adventure novels. David lives in Deal with his partner, the novelist Sarah Grazebrook.

By (author) David Donachie. Born in Edinburgh in 1944, David Donachie has had a variety of jobs, including selling everything from business machines to soap. He has always had an abiding interest in the naval history of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The author of a number of bestselling books, he now lives in Deal, Kent with his wife, the novelist Sarah Grazebrook and their two children.

Pressed into King George's Navy for the second time in a month, John Pearce and his Pelicans find themselves working aboard the HMS Brazen, sailing the Channel from Plymouth to Dover in search of the numerous French privateers that prey on English merchant shipping: her task to stop them and, if possible, to capture or destroy them The Brazen is a slow and overcrowded ship, having a hard time capturing her prey and so the promised bounty fails to materialize. And Pearce has greater things on his mind--he must rescue his ailing father from the dangers of revolutionary Paris and to do that he must somehow leave the ship. He tries mutiny, the crew being readied by failure, but Captain Benjamin Colbourne is quick and smartly promotes Pearce to Midshipman. Pearce is thereby freed to leave the ship immediately--which appears to the remaining Pelicans as though their leader has deserted them. Travelling to France, Pearce discovers that he is late to save his father, who died too weak to survive the rigors of prison. What else is Pearce to do but return to the Brazen and put right the appearance of betrayal with which he left, and to learn his seagoing trade in order to exact revenge . . . Entwining historical facts with fictitious characters, David Donachie has once again created a masterpiece of nautical adventure fiction.
Comments: (7)
Cerana
So far there are 9 books in the John Pearce saga and I am at number 7. The story is unlike many other sea sagas. Patrick Obrian's "Jack Aubrey" books are ok, but they whitewash life in the King's Navy and also life ashore. Horatio Hornblower also has flaws because the main character become so incredibly unlikable that you don't care if he gets killed or not. The Charles Hayden saga is flagging after just three books, but the John Pearce series really makes an effort to show how life was in ruddy old England, how filthy most people were, how hard life actually was, what the politics were like and how they affected the daily man. Furthermore, the author takes pains to show how hard life at sea was, even for officers, and especially for the crew. Where O'brian's "Jack Aubrey" sails with a "happy crew" and never uses the cat or the starter, this is so incredibly unreal as to ring totally false. Donachie goes to great lengths to show the pyschological ramifications of these things while showing that men who are routinely beaten with a starter can still be "happy" or at least accepting of their lot and how even though life at sea was really, really harsh, the possibility of getting a regular meal was a real draw for men who were in danger of starvation or debtor's prison on land. One problem is that as the series draws on, Pearce seems to see less and less action, which is unfortunate because it is skill at fighting and decisiveness that makes him a compelling character. The books are filled with an enormous number of complex characters that Donachie juggles with amazing ease. These are not just high-seas adventure books but really delve into the character's motivations and psyche. I highly recommend this series, it is by far the most gritty and realistic of all the sea sagas out there.
Landarn
it's okay, but i get a little sick of hearing about being pressed over and over throughout the books
Katishi
I have about 100 British naval series books and David Donachie has written two of the series. This series has some different perspectives about the 1770 to 1820 time period that the others do not have. A good enjoyable all around book. David is still writting and I have just recieved his newest which continues the saga of Lt. Pearce who doesn't want to be a lieutenant in the British navy. The only lieutenant in any of the series books who talks back to Admirals, because he doesn't care if they kick him out of the navy.
Kriau
Good read
VariesWent
AN EXCELLENT SERIES, GREAT STORY LINE, GOOD PLOT CONTROL...EXTREMELY WELL WRITTEN. THIS GENRE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES.
FOR THOSE WHO LIKE NAVAL ADVENTURE SERIES, JUMP ON THIS ONE!! THE STORY FLOWS NICELY.
Whitescar
This book - and the John Pearce series in general - have fairly well developed plots and do not plod along through too much irrelevant sub-plot material. The action is abundant and exciting. The amount of disrespect for authority, never tolerated in the British navy of the 19th century, really does go beyond the pale and creates an idiosyncratic flaw in the main character that becomes very tiresome. The unbelievably rapid rise of John Pearce from pressed landlubber to a naval lieutenant - coupled with the acquisition of practical sea-knowledge - is a considerable stretch of one's imagination. All in all, in spite of John's petulance, the story is entertaining and the author spins a nice yarn.
Winotterin
This second, in what I hope to be a long series, is most interesting in that the main character is so reluctant to take on what he has to do. He is swept along by unfolding history, and his own inate capabilities, to become more and more a leader and man of consequence. A rich read!
Read my review about the Flag of Truce. That says it all. This series is very entertaining reading. I a reading them non-stop now that I am hooked.
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