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Fairly average Started off reasonably well, I enjoyed the build up before they sailed with its intrigue and enjoyed the way they built up the character of James Hayter during this period, but the story seemed to loose the plot by the time they had reached the Pacific A number of key adventures in the plot seemed to be pointlessly repetitive Devolving into an endless series of silly failure after silly failure before they finally succeed The finding of their final destination was fairly o Fairly average Started off reasonably well, I enjoyed the build up before they sailed with its intrigue and enjoyed the way they built up the character of James Hayter during this period, but the story seemed to loose the plot by the time they had reached the Pacific A number of key adventures in the plot seemed to be pointlessly repetitive Devolving into an endless series of silly failure after silly failure before they finally succeed The finding of their final destination was fairly obvious for quite a while, except to the main characters in the plot, who seemed to take an excruciating length of time to come to the realization There was also one major event which came out of nowhere at the climax of the book and managed to solve a major hurdle which they had been facing An enjoyable read A map would have helped in understanding the journey that HMS expedient took Other than that, the story telling is a fine art in this novel. This novel charts the progress of the titular ship, supposedly sent on a scientific mission, but the captain is given a second set of orders that he may not open until they are round Cape Horn I liked the fact that we saw not only the voyage, but the preparations for it it really brought home how complex and time consuming it was to get a ship ready for going to sea in the first place In this case, the captain starts out with most of his crew missing for good measure You sense almost immedi This novel charts the progress of the titular ship, supposedly sent on a scientific mission, but the captain is given a second set of orders that he may not open until they are round Cape Horn I liked the fact that we saw not only the voyage, but the preparations for it it really brought home how complex and time consuming it was to get a ship ready for going to sea in the first place In this case, the captain starts out with most of his crew missing for good measure You sense almost immediately that the author is trying to model Rennie and Hayter on Patrick O Brian s Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin right down to the difference in religious opinions However, the novel as a whole while enjoyable and engrossing falls somewhat short of O Brian The exploration aspect and depiction of locations are vivid and well written and given a good sense of what it must have been like for sailors encountering islands and their inhabitants for the first time But certain other plot lines seem under developed the romantic subplot feels unnecessary and the ending is very rushed, which in turn makes it feel inconsequential And at the risk of sounding picky, I m not sure Royal Navy officers would have sworn so much I can understand rough language coming from the lower decks, but it feels wrong hearing f words from 18th century officers of the gentleman class.It makes nice change to have a novel set in this era that is not focused on the Napoleonic Wars, and it is generally a good read, but not quite on a par with O Brian frigates, doctors 1799 copper bottoms The first 25 pages of this book included a shore bound captain weeping openly over the sight of a ship, a sailor falling overboard literally in slow motion with blood spurting from his head , and misuse of your you re.No thanks Life s too short to read poorly written melodrama. Opening 1786 Britain v France.Solid adventuring and I m looking forward to the next Opening 1786 Britain v France.Solid adventuring and I m looking forward to the next `EPUB ⇹ HMS Expedient ⇻ Captain William Rennie is on the beach and on half pay when he s given a prime commission HMS Expedient is agun frigate she is to be sent to the South Seas on a scientific expeditionFor Lieutenant James Hayter, in Dorsetshire, whose career had barely begun when the peace came, his own commission in Expedient out of the blue is equally surprising and excitingBut for these two sea officers there is something odd and disturbing about the nature of their task They sense that they are not being told the whole truth about the forthcoming expedition, and the shady, powerful figure of Sir Robert Greer is always at their backs Is someone trying to sabotage their mission Why is their progress dogged by a mysterious man of war And what are the secret orders locked in Rennie s cabin which may only be opened once they round the Cape of Good Horn The answers lies on a beautiful uncharted island, in the remotest corner of the Pacific immensity, to which the storm battered Expedient limps for desperately needed repairs Soon the dangers of the voyage will pale in comparison with what they discover there, across the limpid waters of the lagoon