By Patrick O'Brian
"The courting [between Aubrey and Maturin]...is concerning the smartest thing afloat....For Conradian energy of description and sheer pleasure there's not anything in naval fiction to overcome the strict chase because the outgunned Leopard staggers via mountain waves in icy latitudes to flee the Dutch seventy-four."—Stephen Vaughan, Observer
Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty status, Captain Jack Aubrey and his good friend and health care professional Stephen Maturin sail the Leopard to Australia with a carry packed with convicts. between them is a gorgeous and unsafe spy—and a treacherous ailment that decimates the team. With a Dutch man-of-war to windward, the undermanned, outgunned Leopard sails for her existence into the freezing waters of the Antarctic, the place, in mountain seas, the Dutchman closes...
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You cannot have one without the other. " she demanded. " "That is true. One did survive," Obba explained. " The Ithorian sighed, an anguished, mournful sound. "Come. " With slow plodding steps he crossed the room and opened the door leading back out to the hall. The three Jedi who had escorted them there were all sitting cross-legged on the ground, silently meditating. They scrambled to their feet upon seeing the Ithorian emerge. "You may return to your regular duties," he informed them. "Yes, Master," they replied, bowing in unison.
Amulets. " Quano shrugged. " The cupped antennae on the bartender's head twitched ever so slightly. "Maybe," he whispered, leaning forward so Set could hear him. "Miner finds things. Him wants to sell it offworld. " "Then this is your lucky day," Set replied, somehow managing to flash a dazzling smile despite the pungent aroma of alien pheromones wafting off the Rodian. "Like I said—I'm a collector. " Quano cast a quick glance around the empty room, almost as if he expected someone to be listening in on their conversation.
She whispered, her eyes still transfixed on her father's name etched into the base of the stone. "Nobody knows for certain. What we do know is that shortly after the Dark Lord arrived, Caleb sent out a message alerting the Jedi Council. He told them the last of the Sith was at his camp on Ambria, injured and virtually helpless. " Lucia wondered. "I seem to remember hearing that Caleb refused to take sides in the war. " "He did not always agree with the philosophies of our Order," Obba admitted.
Desolation Island (Aubrey/Maturin, Book 5) by Patrick O'Brian