This historical fiction series has twenty completed books, and all of them are exciting and impossible to put down. Many people know the first book, Master and Commander, because of the movie that came with that title. However, the books are much better, much more descriptive than the movie.
These are some of those books that, in addition to being great reads, are full of facts. In the course of reading this series, I have learned tons about the Napoleonic Wars, the War of 1812, and especially sailing ships and the British Navy. If you have any interest in military and/or military history, these books are wonderfully descriptive. They also are amazingly true to the time period, and, for people who are just looking for a good book with interesting characters, I actually would be hard-pressed to think of a more interesting pair of characters than Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin. A sea captain and a physician/naturalist, Stephen’s complete ignorance of sea life, coupled with Jack’s ineptitude with affairs on land, make every moment greatly entertaining.
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