Hornblower and the Atropos


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A Horatio Hornblower Tale of the Sea. 1805, and Hornblower is both humbled and honoured in quick succession . . . After near disaster on board a canal barge, Horatio Hornblower is given his first assignment as Captain, taking charge of the Atropos, a 22-gun sloop that will act as flagship for the funeral procession of Lord Nelson. Soon the Atropos is part of the Mediterranean fleet's assault upon Napoleon, and Captain Hornblower must execute a bold and daring salvage operation for buried treasure lying deep in Turkish ...

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Feb 1, 2008

Good Read

I stumbled on the Hornblower series this fall when I picked up a few novels in the series at a library discard table. Wonderful story-telling, well-written, interesting!

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