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A thrilling story of nautical warfare Kirkus Reviews from the author of Under Enemy Colors Winter 1793 Master and Commander Charles Hayden i An exciting 4 Star Adventure Another wonderful entry into the saga of Captain Charles Hayden This second book in the series takes our hero back onto the vessel Themis the location of adventure and mutiny the first time around Still without an official posting as a Captain Charles Hayden is posted to the ship to take a convoy across the waters too late in the season The trip is filled with excitement Several battles and pestilence aboard ship in the convoy account for the excitement of the first 23 of the book The last third of the book the Author takes on real historical events Specifically Admiral Hoods delegation to Corsica We are introduced to several real characters from History Overall the book provides plenty of excitement while our hero deals with two different adventuresAs the second book in a series A Battle Won is written like most seuels There is some repetition in the most interesting plot devices from the first book Fortunately there was sufficient difference to keep the story fresh This installment does differ from the first in a couple of ways My only real issue with the book is when the story takes place on dry land A significant portion of the story takes place in Corsica During this period the book slowed as writing was not as sharp as the portions that take place aboard the ship Overall an excellent addition to the series The author flexes his writing muscles and incorporates real history into his story This always adds realism to HF Looking forward to reading the rest of the series

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S given orders to return to the ill fated HMS Themis as the British fight the French for control of the strategically located island of Cors ReviewI already knew that Sean Thomas Russell could write what I was surprised about again was the differing nature of the stories with the story this truly was a multi layered book Normally you will have plots and sub plots in a book and you will have threads that pull together at points in the book like fine stitching and this book in most respects was the same and yet different On the one hand you have the blistering action the harsh reality of nature on the high seas and the comradeship of those on board shipWithout giving any plot away I have to say that the scenes written around the ship wreck are among the most harrowing I have read giving the reader a real sense of the danger the fear the heroics the cold and the power of nature truly a great section of the bookI had thought that Julian Stockwin was the Master of this part of the Historical fiction genre but I m revisiting that opinion after this book it seems he has some serious competitionI very much recommend this book it not all balls out action it has heart soul and passion as well as action danger and heroicsParm

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Ica where his captaincy and military skill are stretched to their utmost as he finds himself at the vanguard of this brutal clash of empires I m sad to say I ended up being slightly disappointed by this seuel to the first work in the series Under Enemy Colours There is no doubt that this series can achieve great moments When this book set its mind to it it can be amazingly atmospheric and engaging For example there is a chapter set on a slowly sinking frigate and the writing during that chapter was so captivatingly eerily it had me shivering in horror It s clearly my favourite and one of the most powerful parts of the bookSadly A Battle Won suffers from the same problems as its predecessor The in my eyes worst offense is that most of its characters have so little to offer apart from the basic Age of Sail literature archetypes they are based on The clich d characters were already the biggest annoyance in the first book and I dearly hoped this would improve with the following volume but it was simply not the case Plus I felt like this book simply repeated a lot of the same character clich s we already encountered in the first one Pool is the new Harte and Saint Denis is the new Landry And the worst thing is they both represent two of my most hated character clich s the haughty superior blind to his own inadeuacy who just can t see the talents and merits of the protagonist for what they are And the incompetent jealous subordinate who might go through something of a change for the better but will die for his past sins before he can become a character in his or her own right Characters that showed promise in the first book like Wickham or Archer are underused in this book and appear even less three dimensional than in the first volume of the series This is a sad state of affairs Actually the only character I was really happy this time around was Hawthorne Even the new middy Gould is just too good to be true And he is certainly worldwise and wellspoken by the end of the book than I will believe of a character that young even considering the age into which he was born and grew up in So what about our hero I m said to say it but I find Hayden mostly boring I couldn t bring myself to care much about his courtship of his love interest in the first couple of chapters And I did not really feel drawn in enough by him to empathise with his troubles at see The only part of his personal journey and the complications that go with it I truly got invested in where the developements of the last couple of chapters because the hero finding himself involved in that kind of fraud is something I have not read yet within the genre So yes damnit I thought I was ready to abandon this series after two books but I guess I ll stick around for the solution of that plot arc And who knows The parts of this series that so far I ve had the most trouble with might still improve And it s not as if this book had not shown great promise in many parts


10 thoughts on “A Battle Won

  1. says:

    Well this has been a disappointment I absolutely loved the first book in this series and was expecting of the same in its seuel But I have been let down by the tack this story took I never was a fan of the storyline into Haydn's personal life and especially his romantic intentions Even in the first book I found it an awkward portion of the book and this installment just makes it worse On top of that are the many parts of the sto

  2. says:

    An exciting 4 Star Adventure Another wonderful entry into the saga of Captain Charles Hayden This second book in the series takes our hero back onto the vessel Themis the location of adventure and mutiny the first time arou

  3. says:

    A age of sail fiction I adore Captain Hayden He is a wolf at sea and a lamb on land an officer and a gentleman a good man who is constantly beset by the worst luck but somehow he always prevails So far I just want to hug him at every

  4. says:

    ReviewI already knew that Sean Thomas Russell could write what I was surprised about again was the differing nature of the stories with the story this truly was a multi layered book Normally you will have plots and sub plo

  5. says:

    The just released A Battle Won by S Thomas Russell is classic nautical fiction – vivid fast paced and full of drama both on sea and land Master and Commander Charles Hayden is a gifted naval commander with extremely bad luck In the previous book Under Enemy Colors he found himself serving aboard HMS Themis a frigate with a tyrannical captain and a mutinous crew Now in A Battle Won instead of being allowed to take comma

  6. says:

    Great REad

  7. says:

    I'm sad to say I ended up being slightly disappointed by this seuel to the first work in the series Under Enemy Colours There is no doubt that this series can achieve great moments When this book set its mind to it it can be amazingly atmospheric and engaging For example there is a chapter set on a slowly sinking frigate and the writing during that chapter was so captivatingly eerily it had me shivering in horror It's c

  8. says:

    I know it's a bit of a cliche these days to call someone writing in this genre an 'heir to Patrick O'Brian' but I think Sean Thomas Russell deserves this epithet at least a little as he is developing these charact

  9. says:

    A Battle Won by Sean Thomas Russell is the second novel depicting Charles Hayden aboard frigate Themis Much of the book is based on actual historical events which always makes for a better reading in my books even when some actual historical figures have had to give way to fictional heroes filling their shoesOverall I found this novel even engaging than I did the first one and I'd be happy to recommend this to any fan of Napoleonic naval fi

  10. says:

    Ripping good story about the HMS Juno's escape from Toulon Also excellent description of hoisting 4000 pound guns up the Corsican mountainsAbsolutely stupid IMHO golf interludebut I don't like golf

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