The Hundred Days by Patrick O'Brian
(Aubrey/Maturin Vol. 19)

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"One of the best novelists since Jane Austen....The Hundred Days may be the best installment yet....I give O'Brian's fans joy of it."—Philadelphia Inquirer

Napoleon, escaped from Elba, pursues his enemies across Europe like a vengeful phoenix. If he can corner the British and Prussians before their Russian and Austrian allies arrive, his genius will lead the French armies to triumph at Waterloo.

In the Balkans, preparing a thrust northwards into Central Europe to block the Russians and Austrians, a horde of Muslim mercenaries is gathering. They are inclined toward Napoleon because of his conversion to Islam during the Egyptian campaign, but they will not move without a shipment of gold ingots from Sheik Ibn Hazm which, according to British intelligence, is on its way via camel caravan to the coast of North Africa. It is this gold that Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin must at all costs intercept. The fate of Europe hinges on their desperate mission.

About Patrick O'Brian

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Patrick O'Brian is the author of twenty volumes in the highly respected Aubrey/Maturin series of novels.
Published December 5, 2011 by W. W. Norton & Company. 288 pages
Genres: History, War, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Education & Reference, Crime. Fiction

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O'Brian continues to unroll a splendid Turkish rug of a saga, and if it seems unlikely that the sedentary Stephen would hunt lions in the Atlas mountains (with the Dey of Algiers!), O'Brian brings off even this narrative feat with aplomb.

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Towards the end of the book, a favourite character comes to a sad and sudden end, and with the result of Waterloo becoming known, Jack and Stephen resume their Chilean mission.

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