The Fortune Of War

I got one of my godbrothers hooked on the Patrick O’Brian books a while back and when he got through the loaners I’d given him, he went out and bought the whole series and the next three for me. The Fortune of War picks up pretty much exactly where Desolation Island left off, and it takes a number of turns from there. They’re heading back to England but get shipwrecked, involved in the War of 1812, captured by the Americans, and finally escaping to British territory before heading back to England. As has been typical of the series, the endings are rather abrupt, and I’m going to be starting in on the next chapter which is the first chapter of the next book soon.