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Under Enemy Colors [Paperback]

S. Thomas Russell
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Nov. 4 2008
Born to an English father and a French mother, lieutenant Charles Saunders Hayden?s career is damned by his ?mixed? heritage. Assigned to the HMS Themis, an aging frigate under the command of a captain reviled by his crew for both his brutality towards his men and his cowardice in battle, Hayden is torn between honor and duty, as the British navy engages the French in a centuries-old struggle for power.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Love of Naval Stories Jan. 25 2014
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I love the tales of the wooden ships and iron men , being a former sailor I can relate to a lot of the life style.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It captured me in the first chapter Dec 4 2012
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Russell writes in a similar manner to C.S. Forester who is my all-time favorite historical sea-faring writer. I am a Horatio Hornblower fan and Russell's characters take me back to many happy hours reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent July 15 2014
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The book is very well written, as the author took the time and developed his story in just the right amount of detail and forethought.. A challenge to put down before I read the entire novel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars First class first effort. Jan. 28 2008
It was with deep satisfaction that I finished this wonderful novel, which turned quickly to eager anticipation when I read in the author's notes at the book's end that a sequel is under construction and due to be launched in 2009.

Lieutenant Charles Hayden is a fascinating and most agreeable leading character, and takes shape very well in Russell's hands. His nemesis Captain Hart is undoubtedly the most easily detestable character yet to sail under British colours, and this wonderful description of their fateful single voyage is an outstanding read that I heartily recommend to anyone who enjoys the work of Patrick O'Brian.

Bravo, Mr. Russell!
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5.0 out of 5 stars First-Rate Reads! Oct. 11 2011
After reading the complete Horatio Hornblower series, followed by the full Alexander Kent series, I was hungry for more Napoleonic naval novels -- and was tickled to find Under Enemy Colours & A Battle Won by Sean T. Russell. I found both hard to put down and eagerly await more in this series.

Do your duty: Buy them!
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