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Three novels in one Sixteen year old Richard Bolitho joins the British Royal Navy as a young midshipman Follow his adventures as he undergoes a severe initiation into the dangerous world of the great sailing warships 1 Richard Bolitho Midshipman 1772 a young Richard Bolitho joins the 74 gun Gorgon Naive and untested Bolitho must learn the ways of the navy uickly if he is to survive 2 Midshipman Bolitho and the Avenger 1773 Bolitho returns home to Cornwall for Christmas but smuggling ship wrecking and witchcraft tear apart his once peaceful community 3 Band of Brothers 1774 Bolitho stands on the brink of manhood and takes his examination to begin his true career as a King's Officer But soon he must test his mettle against vicious smugglers


10 thoughts on “The Complete Midshipman Bolitho The Bolitho Novels

  1. says:

    Maybe Cornwell and O'brian and Forester have spoiled me but this is just so Dull


  2. says:

    So without trying I have kept alive my December tradition of beginning a historical fiction novel All right I got it for free off of Google Play awhile ago and yep most of the historical fiction I read seems to be pinned to the topic of the British Navy I can probably blame this on being in the seeming minority that like the Hornblower books as an aside first editions were given to me by my now former spouse years ago of four of the first five books as written not the character's chronological historyAlong with O'Brian's Jack Aubrey Kent's Richard Bolitho is to my knowledge among the popular series in this genre Like Hornblower the books were not written in a chronological order for the character but this collection are Bolitho's first adventuresBolitho has already been at sea for a few years as a midshipman In this tome we follow some of his adventures involving pirates smugglers and what he goes through to earn his first promotionI think Kent does a better job than O'Brian and Forester is bringing Bolitho's family into the story While not a particularly wealthy family it is one with a long history of service in the Navy and the reader does get the idea that said service was expected of Bolitho His brother and father already being in service and his mother understand's the sacrifices that she is expected to make on their behalf and for the familyA well paced read fans of the genre should enjoy this tome


  3. says:

    Alexander Kent was a pen name of Douglas Reeman who passed away in January 2017 Having several of the book in this series on my bookshelf I thought it fitting to read one nowThis book is actually a collection of three novellas that document the early years of Richard Bolitho When we join the story in the first novella Bolitho has already served on one ship as a Midshipman but is then posted to a 74 gun two decker Here he meets the usual assortment of fellow officers and crew The second story he is dragged into emergency service off the coast of Cornwall by his brother In the final story he sails to the Channel Islands with a skeleton crew delivering a new ship to the suadron stationed there As these were the early stories Kent was probably feeling his way around the character It did lack a bit of excitement but from what I have heard things improve in the later volumes An easy read with less emphasis on the complex nautical terms that make works such as Patrick O'Brian hard to get into Overall a good start to the series and I look forward to reading


  4. says:

    Outstanding series about the life and times of an eighteenth century British naval officerI greatly enjoy historical novels which balance adventures and great characters in engaging stories with well researched accuracy and the realistic sights and sounds of the Times portrayed and this author brings it all Whether you like such books or are just looking for a banging Good Read don't miss a winner for sure Did I mention I have the whole collection?


  5. says:

    Excellent English Sailing StoryIn the vein of the Horatio Hornblower series this is a great English sailing story It is very similar in many ways; the every day struggle of English seamen and the risks and rewards of those young officers trying to advance their careers If you like English sailing stories you will like this book


  6. says:

    A great start to a great storyThe Bolitho novels tell a great story and never disappoint The are exciting fascinating and just fun to read If you love sea stories like Hornblower you will love these too This story tells of the characters early days as a midshipman You will not be disappointed and it will leave you wanting


  7. says:

    Fast moving but almost adolescent great adventuresOccasional grammatical lapses mar a great yarn Predictable outcomes and conclusions with limited fanfare Entertaining without serious content A fast “fun” read


  8. says:

    A ClassicI remember reading several of the series back when I was in high school at the recommendation of my mom who is a prolific reader They are great stories especially if you like sea stories Bolitho is a terrific character who has become so with age


  9. says:

    Great readingAnother great sea epic begins Great maritime adventure in the tradition of Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubrey Great page turners that you'll not want to put down


  10. says:

    New Horizon AheadI grew up on Hornblower thanks to a movie meet Captain Jack Aubrey and now get to know Bolitho Can't Wait