St. Martin's Griffin
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.
“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
“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