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The King's Coat

An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure

Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures

Dewey Lambdin

St. Martin's Griffin

THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE CLASSIC SERIES OF ALAN LEWRIE NAVAL ADVENTURES
 
1780: Seventeen-year-old Alan Lewrie is a brash, rebellious young libertine. So much so that his callous father believes a bit of navy discipline will turn the boy around. Fresh aboard the tall-masted Ariadne, Midshipman Lewrie heads for the war-torn Americas, finding--rather unexpectedly--that he is a born sailor, equally at home with the randy pleasures of the port and the raging battles on the high seas. But in a hail of cannonballs comes a bawdy surprise...
 
The King's Coat introduces us to Alan Lewrie, hero of Dewey Lambdin's acclaimed series of naval adventures, which have often been compared to those by C.S. Forester and Patrick O'Brian.

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The King's Coat
Chapter 1A sullen, icy wind blew across the King's Stairs in the city of Portsmouth as Midshipman Alan Lewrie waited for the boat to fetch him out to his ship, the sixty-four-gun 3rd Rate Ariadne. Many naval vessels tossed and gyrated on the heaving grey green harbor waters, and Alan swallowed hard, and became a touch ill just watching them. He was also still in a mild form of shock over his fall from grace, and his sudden banishment. From one moment of being a buck of the first head and caterwauling with his friends all over London, chasing women, eating and drinking his fill,
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Praise for The King's Coat

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 sixteen 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.
  • Dewey Lambdin Photo: Grant “Sgt. Speed” Achepohl
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The King's Coat

An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure

Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures

Dewey Lambdin

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