Under Enemy ColoursThis first book in the Maritime adventures of Charles Hayden soon had me turning the pages. Hayden, is a young lieutenant, the son of an English father and a French mother which has held back his career. When he joins his new ship, the frigate Themis, under the command of Captain Josiah Hart, the officers and men seem at odds with the captain and near to mutiny.

Hayden stuggles to maintain order and get the ship into the war without the support of his captain and you are soon wondering whose side he will take in the internal conflict.

The characterisations in this novel are strong and easy to empathise with and the depictions of shipboard life and naval action are well written.

One I would recommend.

Description of: Under Enemy Colours

Author: S. Thomas Russell

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