All online orders for five or more books from www.mcbooks.com receive a free hardcover copy of acclaimed author Dewey Lamdin's Kings and Emperors No further action required. You need not add this book to your shopping cart. Free book and paid books ship separately.Kings and Emperors is the twenty-first book in Dewey Lambdin's Alan Lewrie series. This book immediately follows The King's Marauder.
In this Alan Lewrie adventure, mostly set in 1808, the French invade peaceful Portugal and then march into Spain. Lewrie joins the action with his ship HMS Saphire. (He had earlier been reduced to commanding a clutch of harbor defense gunboats.) The novel, as with previous entries in the series, is a hugely entertaining naval adventure (á la Forester and O’Brian) with a different kind of protagonist. Lewrie isn’t your typical career navy man but rather a bit of a gadabout, a womanizer, a lover of fine foods and warm clothes, whose naval career is based more on a love of adventure than any sense of patriotic duty to his country.
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