In this, the long awaited conclusion of Alexander Kent's midshipman trilogy, the new year of 1774 seems to offer Richard Bolitho and his friend Martyn Dancer the culmination of a dream.
Both have been recommended for promotion, although they have not yet gained the coveted lieutenant's commission.
But a routine passage from Plymouth to Guernsey in an untried schooner becomes, for Bolitho, a passage from midshipman to King's officer, tempering the promise of the future with the bitter price of maturity.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 144 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 03/10/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099591535