Two privateers pursue a prize through the Great South Sea, confronting the dangers of the ocean and their own private demons as they suddenly find themselves hunted in a chase south of Cape Horn.
The "wine-dark sea" of the title is the Great South Sea, and Jack Aubrey and the crew of the Surprise are pursuing an American privateer. They are beset not only by the eruption of a volcano which takes innumerable lives, but by revolution, storms, frostbite, and the sudden appearance of Aubrey's illegitimate son. This is the 16th volume of O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin series.
- Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Types of Characters, War + Military, Settings, Action + Thrillers, Family + Friendship, Travel + Voyages
- April 15, 2007
- May 1, 2007
- Patrick O'Brian
- Simon Vance (Narrator)