Victory by Julian Stockwin: a short review

Pretty much entirely devoted to Nelson’s chase of Villenueve, with enough context to explain the importance of Trafalgar. Ends where all such novels end: In London, shortly after the great battle, with everyone not knowing how to handle the conflicting emotions generated by Nelson’s victory and Nelson’s death.

The framing stories–Kydd’s career, and Renzi’s emotional idiocy–are there, but only minor threads. Kydd’s now a post captain, and perhaps has grown up.

Nicely done.


This short review was originally published on LibraryThing.