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Genre Fiction
  • Author:
    S. Thomas Russell
  • ISBN:
    0399154434
  • ISBN13:
    978-0399154430
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  • Publisher:
    G.P. Putnam's Sons; First Edition edition (September 6, 2007)
  • Pages:
    496 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Genre Fiction
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  • Rating:
    4.1
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Only 11 left in stock (more on the way). I do not go into a summary of the book. Under Enemy Colors is an excellent read for Historical Adventure series devotees.

Only 11 left in stock (more on the way). I look forward to more Hayden adventures! Note: I would hope that in the future Russell include a glossary. While his use of period nautical terms enhances the color of Under Enemy Colors, it did leave me guessing as to definition a bit too often.

Thomas Russell, Sean Russell, Sean Thomas Russell. Hayden immediately took Philpott aside. It was not a surprise to me, Mr Hayden. Captain Bourne had made his intentions known to me before meeting with Hart. I have had the deuced bad luck of never having fought in a significant action in my short career

Under Enemy Colors, . part of Charles Hayden Series. S. thomas russell series: Charles Hayden. Other author's books: Under Enemy Colors. Take, Burn or Destroy. Until the Sea Shall Give Up Her Dead.

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Sean Thomas Russell (born 30 January 1952) is a Canadian writer of fantasy, and of historical novels featuring the Royal Navy. His work has been published under the names Sean Russell and S. Thomas Russell as well as his full name, and he has collaborated with Ian Dennis (also born 1952) under the joint pseudonym . Sean Russell was born in Toronto, Ontario, in 1952.

thomas russell series: Charles Hayden. Read August 2013 - quite good! Born to an English father and a French mother, lieutenant Charles Saunders Hayden?s career is damned by his ?mixed? heritage. Assigned to the HMS Themis, an aging frigate under the command of a captain reviled by his crew for both his brutality towards his men and his cowardice in battle, Hayden is torn between honor and duty, as the British navy engages the French in a centuries-old struggle for power.

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Under Enemy Colors by S. Thomas Russell is a sweeping novel of maritime mutiny set . by. Thomas Russell

Under Enemy Colors by S. Thomas Russell is a sweeping novel of maritime mutiny set against the backdrop of the French Revolution that evokes such masters as Patrick O'Brian and Bernard Cornwell. Michael Joseph Ltd. Imprint. Penguin Books Ltd. 978-0718153410. Thomas Russell. A sweeping novel of maritime mutiny set against the backdrop of the French Revolution that evokes such masters as Patrick O'Brian and Bernard Cornwell.

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grips the audience with its insightful look at war at sea. Charles is a fantastic protagonist . THOMAS RUSSELL is a lifelong sailor whose passion for the sea-and his love of Patrick O’Brian’s seafaring novels-inspired the Charles Hayden series. Charles is a fantastic protagonist who keeps the exciting story line together. Historical readers will cherish this strong naval saga with vivid sea battles, strong characterizations, and a deep sense of time and place. Vivid and evocative, especially about what Mr. Russell knows best, the sea and sailing. -The Wall Street Journal.

His career challenged by a mixed heritage in spite of his loyalty to the king of England, French Revolution-era naval officer Charles Saunders Hayden finds himself aboard an aging frigate that becomes subject to violent crew outbursts and mutiny.

Cheber
This is the first entry of this author's Charles Hayden series. Unfortunately for me, I didn't discover this series until the third entry and then read the fourth before getting my hands on the first and second in the series. This book obviously sets the stage for the later volumes and is by far the most engaging of these books. It is a bit of "Mutiny on the Bounty" combined with "The Caine Mutiny". We have a tyrannical cowardly captain and a noble executive officer, an unhappy and abused crew, a mutiny, and a courts martial. I should also add there is the budding of a romance as a bit of a respite from all the rougher side to such yarns. I am now a confirmed S. Thomas Russell follower and I will soon be reading my copy of the second in this enjoyable series.
Velellan
As a fan of the genre and a sailor myself I'm delighted to have stumbled upon Mr. Russell after reading of his books in the recommended reading section of Good Old Boats magazine. I've read all of Patrick O'Brian and many other celebrated writers of his ilk, and for sheer enjoyment and engagement Mr. Russell is right up there with the best. I have already purchased all four of his books in this series and will proceed with great enthusiasm to the second this very night. Bravo and well done, Mr. Russell, and thanks for a new series in the best tradition of those who came before. I will read them as fast as you can write them, and I recommend them heartily.
Bajinn
I purchased this book sometime ago, and had not gotten around to reading it. Then I won the 3rd book in the series, and so went searching for this first book.

I have done myself a disservice by not reading it earlier. It is a wonderful story, and though I find a few faults, Charles Hayden, our hero, is a taut-hand as other writers talk of their heroes in the Nautical Fiction genre.

Hayden in the hands of Russell proves his worth time and again, and even the interlude of being sent into the enemy lands of France, is handled much better than the many who seek to make their characters spies extraordinary for Lord Castlereagh.

I did mention faults and the first is the character and how often we visit the heritage of our hero. His mother was French and now in America. That he would be held back because of this is allowable, but Russell dwells on this far too many times. The second is that there is so much action, sometimes there is too much in the way of nautical nomenclature that it gets in the way of the tale. It may give us the feel of the piece, at sea in a Frigate, but there is sometimes so much that your eyes glaze waiting for the next bit of action.

Last, the lead up to the climax runs to many pages and often there is repetition that we do not need having seen the events, even should the characters be bringing each other up to speed about the event.

Could possibly be a reread and should Russell take the effort to increase the amount he releases, may rival Stockwin and Lambdin for excitement.
Mozel
One does have to wonder how the British navy conquered the sea led by madmen. It is rare that you read a Napoleanic-era fiction without coming across a Britsh commander who is not crazy. Russell certainly offers his version. Ah, but it is the hero, part- English, part- French Lt. Charles Hayden who distinquishes Russell from his peers.
In Hayden we have a thoughtful, often kind sailor who rises above the adversity of his crazed captain, Captain Hart. But it is not that alone which makes Under Enemy Colors a great read. Russell manages, better than any other I have read, to truly capture the smell and feel of the sea and of naval combat. Rarely has an author so insiduously enabled the reader to place him or herself in the time and place of naval affairs.
I was a 1980 reader of Cornwell;s Sharpe series and got into O'Brien rather early as well, In my book (pardon the pun) any author can do quite well being mentioned in that company. Russell's characters, heros and anti-heros, officers and common seamen all evoke a time and place well known to readers of historical fiction. To succeed, the author must be able to transform the reader into feeling as if the reader were there. I actually could feel and smell the sea as a storm approached or when the ship was becalmed.
I do not go into a summary of the book. Why bother. Under Enemy Colors is an excellent read for Historical Adventure series devotees. I look forward to more Hayden adventures!

Note: I would hope that in the future Russell include a glossary. While his use of period nautical terms enhances the color of Under Enemy Colors, it did leave me guessing as to definition a bit too often.
Chilldweller
I wanted to read a nautical adventure novel for quite some time now and sumbled across this series in a bookstore and it caught my eye. They didn't have the first so thats why i ordered it here..anyway, its a great read and hit the spot for me perfectly. It's an adventure with some twists here and there and great characters and very realistic internal struggles. The only downside is sometimes nautical terms are used and i have no idea what they mean, same goes for old brittish slang, but honestly i can't say enough good about this book
Samutilar
Mr Russell has hit a home run for me 3 times. What sets him apart from his peers is his sense of detail and humor. Noone can fail but to be vastly amused by Hayden's friends and side stories. The poor fellow is beset on all sides by his enemies but has a few supporters. The author leaves you in suspense as to his future. The plot moves with relative speed as his career unfolds with several stops and starts. It has been a long time since I sat up until 3 am to finish one of his efforts. Strongly recommend to all fans of the sailing era from 1793 onward.