The King's Commission (2020)

The King's Commission Dewey Lambdin The King s Commission First officer on brig o war Fresh from duty on the frigate Desperate in her fight with the French Capricieuse off St Kitts Midshipman Alan Lewrie passes his examination board for Lieutenancy and
  • Title: The King's Commission
  • Author: Dewey Lambdin
  • ISBN: 9780449224526
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Paperback
The King's Commission Dewey Lambdin 1782 First officer on brig o war Fresh from duty on the frigate Desperate in her fight with the French Capricieuse off St Kitts, Midshipman Alan Lewrie passes his examination board for Lieutenancy and finds himself commissioned first officer of the brig o war Shrike There s time for some dalliance with the fair sex, and then Lieutenant Lewrie must be off to patrol1782 First officer on brig o war Fresh from duty on the frigate Desperate in her fight with the French Capricieuse off St Kitts, Midshipman Alan Lewrie passes his examination board for Lieutenancy and finds himself commissioned first officer of the brig o war Shrike There s time for some dalliance with the fair sex, and then Lieutenant Lewrie must be off to patrol the North American coast and attempt to bring the Muskogees and Seminoles onto the British side against the American rebels dalliance with an Indian maiden is just part of the mission Then it s back to the Caribbean, to sail beside Captain Horatio Nelson in the Battle for Turks Island Naval officer and rogue, Alan Lewrie is a man of his times and a hero for all times His equals are Hornblower, Aubrey, and Maturin sailors beloved by readers all over the world.Praise for The Naval Adventures of Alan Lewrie Plenty of action Fast paced, graphically descriptive and well plotted The Virginian Pilot The Ledger Star Fast moving A hugely likable hero, a huge cast of sharply drawn supporting characters there s nothing missing Wonderful stuff Kirkus Reviews
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  1. Lois

    Allen remains bawdy, funny, ingenious, and lucky And the scene at the end with the cat and the new captain made me laugh so hard

  2. Don Casto

    This was the third of a series of Mr Lamblin s books about sailing ships and life in the late 1700s It stood up to the most stringent test I have intaining my interest after picking it up and putting down for over a month.

  3. Barry

    Best of the series so far Crackles along at a good pace Lewrie, as a character, is closer to Flashman than Hornblower and that s a good thing.

  4. Eric_W

    It seems, judging from hints in this third volume, that Lewrie has managed to clear himself of the charges maliciously leveled by his erstwhile father, and gained a bit of glory for himself in the process Lt Kenyon returns to haunt him briefly, but Alan parries Kenyon s attempts to get Alan into deep water by reminding Kenyon of his Kenyon s own sordid past with sodomistic pleasures, and this prevents Kenyon from sabotaging Alan s successful promotion to a commission his lieutenancy He is forthw [...]

  5. Jim

    This is the third of Dewey Lambdin s series on the career of Alan Lewrie The timing of this novel is the last couple of years of the American Revolution, after the defeat of Cornwallis and before the peace treaty is signed between the new U.S and Britain Lewrie is serving in the Caribbean where the Royal Navy continues to battle the French and the Spanish navies, which had allied themselves with the colonies Lewrie distinguishes himself and passes the test for lieutenancy, thereby becoming a com [...]

  6. Eric

    I have read all 17 installments of the Alan Lewrie adventures and am now going back and re reading some of my favorites The King s Commission is one of those books There s plenty of sea action, a little romance, and lot of detail about sailing in an 18th century ship of war Lambdin s historical fiction is also informational and he does a good job blending the fictional story into some of the actual events If you enjoy maritime historical fiction, these are great books to read.The King s Commissi [...]

  7. Marshall

    The third entry in this series is an enjoyable captivating read Action, history, adventure, and a bit of naughty fun If you are a fan of the Sharpe series and the inimitable Flashman you will not be able to put this series down It s a must that you start with number 1, but always make sure you have the next in the series handy.

  8. Jason Braida

    Lambdin, Dewey The King s Commission.I didn t enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed the previous two books in the Alan Lewrie series Too much time spent ashore for my tastes and too many pages committed to Alan Lewrie s complicated affairs of the heart That being said, I will in due time buy the fourth book in this series.

  9. James F.

    Completion of a second read of this novel has led me to believe that the author has cast a young, modern, me oriented, conflicted and confused skirt chasing American male in the role of a eighteenth century naval officer.

  10. Benjamin

    Solid fun read My only issue was I think he focused a little too much on sex at times I am not trying to read a bodice ripper here, I want a naval adventure However, once he gets Alan away from society and out to sea it is a very entertaining read.

  11. Aspen Junge

    I read the entire series largely back to back my local public library is well stocked One of the great things about this series is that we get to watch Alan Lewrie, the main character, grow up from a callow, self indulgent teenager to a mature, thoughtful, and responsible adult.

  12. Thomas T

    I very much enjoyed this book, I look forward to following Alan Lewerie on his further adventures, I would recommend this series to anyone who likes the Bernard Cornwell Sharpe series or other Naval adventures such as Hornblower,

  13. Frank D

    Alan Lewrie quickly on the rise in the King s Navy Good action, funny an ribald Good alternative to Patrick O brian.

  14. Mike (the Paladin)

    Lots of battles, lots of gorelots of sex Alan hasn t changed a lot in some ways but in others he s learning For on thing the navy may not have been such a big mistake afterall.

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