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Publisher's Summary

Fresh from duty on the frigate Desperate in her fight with the French Capricieuse off St. Kitts, Midshipman Alan Lewrie passes his examination board for lieutenancy and finds himself commissioned first officer of the brig o'war Shrike. There's time for some dalliance with the fair sex, and then Lieutenant Lewrie must be off to patrol the North American coast and attempt to bring the Muskogees and Seminoles onto the British side against the American rebels (dalliance with an Indian maiden is just part of the mission). Then it's back to the Caribbean, to sail beside Captain Horatio Nelson in the Battle for Turks Island.
Naval officer and rogue Alan Lewrie is a man of his times and a hero for all times. His equals are Hornblower, Aubrey, and Maturin - sailors beloved by readers and listeners all over the world.
©1996 Dewey Lambdin (P)2010 Random House
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Critic Reviews

"Fast-moving. . . A hugely likable hero, a huge cast of sharply drawn supporting characters: there's nothing missing. Wonderful stuff." ( Kirkus Reviews)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Richard on 08-06-12

Great naval historical

Any additional comments?

What a nice surprise! I have been looking for a new historical series for some time and this one is a hit. I bought and listened to the second in the series immediately after finishing this one and downloaded the next 2 in the series. Of course...John Lee is usually very good but he was great in this one.

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5 out of 5 stars
By George on 09-06-12

Part of a terrific series

Would you consider the audio edition of The King's Commission to be better than the print version?

I think the narrated version is excellent

Who was your favorite character and why?

Alan Lewrie because it is his story.

Which scene was your favorite?

Any of the scenes at sea.

Any additional comments?

I am half way through the series by now and each time I finish a book I cannot wait to get the next one.

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