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Flying Colours by C. S. Forester
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Engaging and tense. Forester takes Hornblower and Co. out of their comfort zone. Bitter Sweet at the end...but that's life. ( )
  Hymlock | Apr 23, 2017 |
This book follows up on the heels of Ship of the Line. As far as naval adventures go, it's an odd one. Captain Hornblower doesn't sail on the sea until page 175. Instead he gets a taste of imprisonment--the fallout from the disaster he faced at the end of the last volume--and faces his own mortality. Rather than worrying for himself, however, he thinks of his loved ones, his crew and his reputation. Of course, when danger and opportunity arises, Hornblower plunges in and comes through with... (nah, too easy) Like the rest of the series, it was a very enjoyable read. I wasn't entirely satisfied with the ending of this, the original Hornblower trilogy, however. It tied up the loose ends a little too nicely. Still, it's a small flaw in a remarkable series.
--J. ( )
  Hamburgerclan | Mar 3, 2017 |
What to do when you're an escaped prison in a hostile country? Betray your wife and desired mistress back home and conduct a tawdry affair with the widowed daughter-in-law of your protector. ( )
  bensdad00 | Jan 10, 2017 |
Captured Hornblower languishes in a French prison, escapes and returns to England. The three main characters show skill, determination and courage. The plot holds together nicely as each thread succeeds the previous one. On many occasions, we see inside the leader as he momentarily questions himself...not very leader-like...but, maybe, true. Where's the next Hornblower book? ( )
  buffalogr | Jun 24, 2016 |
A ripping yarn - Hornblower's escape from Bonaparte's captivity in France 1812.
Read in samoa Feb 2003 ( )
  mbmackay | Nov 27, 2015 |
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Captain Hornblower was walking up and down along that sector of the ramparts of Rosas, delimited by two sentries with loaded muskets, which the commandant had granted to him for exercise.
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Forced to surrender his ship, the Sutherland, after a long and bloody battle, Captain Horatio Hornblower now bides his time as a prisoner in a French fortress. Within days he and his first lieutenant, Bush, who was crippled in the last fight, are to be taken to Paris to be tried on trumped-up charges of violating the laws of war, and most probably executed as part of Napoleon's attempt to rally the warweary empire behind him. Even if Hornblower escapes this fate and somehow finds his way back to England, he will face court-martial for his surrender of a British ship. As fears for his life and his reputation compete in his mind with worries about his pregnant wife and his possibly widowed lover, the indomitable captain imetierntly awaits the chance to make his next move.

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Hornblower becomes a national hero when he escapes a French firing squad. But the Terror of the Mediterranean becomes Europe's most wanted man, forced to fight alone for England--and liberty.

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