The King's Commission

An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure

Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures (Volume 3)

Dewey Lambdin

St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

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Dewey Lambdin has created one of the greatest characters in historical adventure fiction. Naval officer and rogue, Alan Lewrie is a man of his times and a hero for all times. His equals are Hornblower, Aubrey, and Maturin—sailors beloved by readers all over the world.

In The King's Commission, Midshipman Alan Lewrie passes the examination for Lieutenancy and finds himself commissioned first officer of the brig o'war Shrike. There's time for some dalliance with the fair sex, and then Lieutenant Lewrie is off to patrol the North American coast and attempt to bring the Muskogees and Seminoles onto the British side against the American rebels. Then back to the Caribbean, to sail beside Captain Horatio Nelson in the Battle for Turks Island.

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The King's Commission
I"It is confessed by all that from his youth he was of a vehement and impetuous nature, of a quick apprehension, and of a strong and aspiring bent for action and for great affairs."Life of Themistocles --PlutarchChapter 1The French fleet made a brave sight to leeward, twenty-nine massive ships of the line bearing up toward the smaller British fleet on a bow and quarter line, their gunports gaping and filled with hard iron maws, the white-and-gold battle flags of Bourbon France streaming in the moderate winds, and their halyards bedecked with signal bunting.

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Praise for the Alan Lewrie Series:

 “Stunning naval adventure, reeking of powder and mayhem. I wish I had written this series.”--Bernard Cornwell

 "If Horatio Hornblower is the gentleman's sailor and Jack Aubrey is the thinking man's sailor, Lewrie is of and for the working class. Pugnacious and randy, he's a refreshing sea breeze."--San Jose Mercury News

"[A] smashing series."--The Washington Times

“Readers who haven’t yet sampled Lewrie’s adventures need only know that comparisons to Forester and O’Brian are entirely appropriate."--Booklist

“You could get addicted to this series. Easily.”--The New York Times Book Review

“The brilliantly stylish American master of salty-tongued British naval tales.”--Kirkus Reviews

“The best naval adventure series since C. S. Forester.”--Library Journal

“Lewrie is a marvelous creation, resourceful and bold.”--James L. Nelson, author of the Revolution at Sea Saga


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About the Author

Dewey Lambdin

DEWEY LAMBDIN is the author of five previous Alan Lewrie novels. A member of the U.S. Naval Institute and a Friend of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, he spends his free time working and sailing. He makes his home in Nashville, TN, but would much prefer Margaritaville or Murrells Inlet.

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The King's Commission
An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure
Dewey Lambdin

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
January 1996
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ISBN: 9781429994774
ISBN10: 1429994770
eBook Original367 pages
$6.99
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