Hornblower and the Atropos

Hornblower and the Atropos

Hornblower Series #5
by C. S. Forester
Trade Paperback, 342 pages
List Price: $14.99 Sale Price: $12.74

Historical Setting: December 1805 - January 1808

In the wake of a humbling incident aboard a canal boat in the Cotswolds, young Captain Horatio Hornblower arrives in London to take command of the Atropos, a 22-gun sloop barely large enough to require a captain. Her first assignment under Hornblower's command is as flagship for the funeral procession of Lord Nelson. Soon Atropos is part of the Mediterranean Fleet's harassment of Napoleon, recovering treasure that lies deep in Turkish waters and boldly challenging a Spanish frigate several times her size. At the center of each adventure is Hornblower, Forester's most inspired creation, whose blend of cautious preparation and spirited execution dazzles friend and foe alike.

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FLAWS: Violence, mild language
Summary: Hornblower shows off his brilliant navigational skills when he escapes a Turkish warship with a cargo of gold salvaged from another ship.

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