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This is an outstanding addition to the Nathaniel Drinkwater series by Richard Woodman, chronicling the career of Nathaniel Drinkwater, an officer of the Royal Navy at the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century, serving aboard various ships of sail.The book begins in January of 1805 with Drinkwater as captain of HMS Antigone, a captured Frenchfrigate that hss been bought into the Royal Navy Antigone is assigned duties along the French coast where the British navy is attemp This is an outstanding addition to the Nathaniel Drinkwater series by Richard Woodman, chronicling the career of Nathaniel Drinkwater, an officer of the Royal Navy at the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century, serving aboard various ships of sail.The book begins in January of 1805 with Drinkwater as captain of HMS Antigone, a captured Frenchfrigate that hss been bought into the Royal Navy Antigone is assigned duties along the French coast where the British navy is attempting to blockade the French fleet in its ports, thereby preventing any attempt by Napoleon to make a cross channel invasion of England The book concludes with the Battle of Trafalgar on October 21, 1805, in which Lord Admiral Nelson leads his British fleet to victory over the Combined Fleet of French and Spanish navies under French Admiral Villeneuve This book is unique in its approach to describing the Battle of Trafalgar Most writers of this tallships genre undertake at one point or another to describe the battle and the roles that their fictionalheroes played in it Woodman s approach is unlike any other author s that I know of and is to be richly appreciated.This is a superb book and is highly recommended This was number six in the series and a great read so I am looking for the rest of them. again a fine woven story through the annals of Nava HistoryEnjoyed another of this author s works Hard to not start to list him along Kent and Forrester mayb e passing Lambdin. I LIKE THIS BOOK. Another excellent addition to the Drinkwater series This volume uses the Battle of Trafalgar as the backdrop for the adventure Any fan of Patrick O Brian will enjoy these books. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Imagine getting the job you ve always wanted and then, being waylaid before you could report for duty Next, imagine that you have a ringside seat to watch someone else participate in the event where you thought you would have a major role Such is Nathaniel Drinkwater s experience in this novel In an incredibly refreshing departure from Hornblower, Bolitho, and the like, Drinkwater observes a historic battle rather than participating in it On the other hand, authors of Napoleonic naval sailin Imagine getting the job you ve always wanted and then, being waylaid before you could report for duty Next, imagine that you have a ringside seat to watch someone else participate in the event where you thought you would have a major role Such is Nathaniel Drinkwater s experience in this novel In an incredibly refreshing departure from Hornblower, Bolitho, and the like, Drinkwater observes a historic battle rather than participating in it On the other hand, authors of Napoleonic naval sailing series often give their fictional commanders a minor role on the outskirts of major historical battles, to this may not be that much of a departure.What Woodman does accomplish in this novel is to generate a certain amount of suspense even though we know that the Battle of Trafalgar was fought and we know that Nelson was killed in that battle In spite of prior knowledge, I found myself in the same tension as Drinkwater himself as he worried about whether Nelson would be in the right position to intercept Villaneuve or whether the French admiral would slip by with an easterly wind Even with prior knowledge, I felt some of the same grief upon receiving the announcement of Nelson s death in the story as I did when I visited the Victory and stood on the very spot on the deck where Nelson was hit As far as Drinkwater s adventures, this one lacks a lot For historical perspective on a momentous confrontation, this book was better than the last biography on Nelson I read .E-PUB ♡ 1805 ⚔ In the tradition of CS Forester, ex sailor Richard Woodman brings history to life in a rousing tale of daring deeds and clashing cutlasses it is the summer ofand Napoleon is massing his vast army for the invasion of England His powerful Combined Fleet is preparing to meet Admiral Nelson s British Fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar In the annals of history this battle completely decimated the Combined Fleet, ranking second in destructiveness only to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Captain Nathaniel Drinkwater, newly appointed commander of the frigate Antigone, is preparing for battle off the French coast, as part of Admiral Nelson s highly effective blockade As the fleets draw together, Drinkwater is unprepared for the irregular role destiny deals him when he becomes a prisoner of the French and takes the brunt of the British bombardment in the orlop of an enemy ship