To my mind, David Drake’s Republic of Cinnabar Navy series is the best of the SF sets based on the Royal Navy’s war with Napoleon. Lt. Daniel Leary’s no superman–but he’s a very good officer and tactician. His friend and Comm Officer Adele Mundy is the tech wiz all these series seem to need, but she’s flawed in interesting ways.
And the starships in this series have masts, and sails, and riggers. I’ve always liked that touch.
Never really understood this book’s title, though….
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