By Patrick O'Brian
"One of the simplest novelists considering that Jane Austen....The Hundred Days could be the most sensible installment yet....I provide O'Brian's lovers pleasure of it."―Philadelphia Inquirer
Napoleon, escaped from Elba, pursues his enemies throughout Europe like a vengeful phoenix. If he can nook the British and Prussians sooner than their Russian and Austrian allies arrive, his genius will lead the French armies to triumph at Waterloo. within the Balkans, getting ready a thrust northwards into primary Europe to dam the Russians and Austrians, a horde of Muslim mercenaries is amassing. they're prone towards Napoleon due to his conversion to Islam in the course of the Egyptian crusade, yet they won't flow and not using a cargo of gold ingots from Sheik Ibn Hazm which, in keeping with British intelligence, is on its means through camel caravan to the coast of North Africa. it truly is this gold that Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin needs to in any respect expenditures intercept. The destiny of Europe hinges on their determined project. "The Hundred Days is sure to please O'Brian's lovers, for whom happiness is an endless circulate of Aubrey/Maturin books....[It] is an outstanding novel that stands proudly at the shelf with the others."―Los Angeles Times
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