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Set the Seas on Fire by Chris Roberson
Review by Bill Lawhorn
Solaris Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 9781844164882
Date: 31 July 2007 List Price $15.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

Young men crave adventure and Lieutenant Hieronymus Bonaventure is no different. Sailing on the HMS Fortitude in the South Pacific, Bonaventure plays his part in the Napoleonic wars. A chance encounter with a heavily loaded Spanish Galleon leads to an inconclusive sea battle. Heavily damaged by storm and battle the Fortitude makes for unknown territory and a chance for survival.

From official release/information:

Book Description: 1808. While Europe burns and the Napoleonic Wars set the world aflame, the HMS Fortitude patrols the sea lanes of the South Pacific, harrying enemies of the British Crown. The Fortitude's captain sets his sights on a Spanish galleon weighted down with a fortune in gold and spices, but Lieutenant Hieronymus Bonaventure thinks the prize not worth the risk. The ship is smashed by storms and driven far into unknown seas, the galleon and her treasure lost in the tempest. Bonaventure and the rest of the Fortitude's crew find themselves aground on an island in uncharted waters. Beneath the island's beauty lurks a darker secret: an ancient evil buried at the living heart of a volcano.

(Source: Solaris)

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