Ionian Mission #8 by Patrick O'BrianIonian Mission #8 by Patrick O'Brian

Ionian Mission #8

byPatrick O'Brian

Paperback | March 20, 1997

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Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, veterans of many battles, return in this novel to the seas they first sailed as shipmates. But Jack is now a senior captain commanding a line-of-battle ship sent out to reinforce the squadron blockading Toulon, and this is a longer, harder and colder war than the dashing frigate action of his early days.

A sudden turn of events takes him and Stephen off on a hazardous mission to the Greek islands. All his old skills of seamanship, and his proverbial luck when fighting against odds, come triumphantly into their own. The book ends with as fierce and thrilling action as any in this magnificent series of novels.

Patrick O?Brian, one of our greatest contemporary novelists, is the author of the acclaimed Aubrey-Maturin tales and the biographer of Joseph Banks and Pablo Picasso. His first novel, Testimonies, and his Collected Short Stories were recently republished by HarperCollins. In 1995, he was the first recipient of the Heywood Hill Prize fo...
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Title:Ionian Mission #8Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 7.69 × 5.06 × 0.98 inPublished:March 20, 1997Publisher:Harpercollins (uk)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0006499228

ISBN - 13:9780006499220

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ionian mission adds another gem Another gem in the Aubrey/Maturin series. O'Brian has that rare gift of being able to bring to life through writing the senses, smells, feels and emotions of characters from 200 years ago. If you want to experience life at sea in a 19th century British man-of-war ship -- this series is a must. Get every one and keep them all.
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Veteran sea-mates Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin find themselves on a hazardous mission to the Greek islands that proves to be a lot more dangerous than their previous expeditions. The thrilling novel Ionian Mission, holds its own in the popular historical series by Patrick O`Brian. This time Jack is a commanding senior captain sent out to reinforce the squadron barricading Toulon. His experience and skills prevail when he travels the harsh sea and fights a war he`s determined to win - and survive.