It is not a bad book but it is really not worth writing home about either. A few hours of half-decent entertainment. It is however exactly this kind of book that makes me worry that Anderle is diluting the Kurtherian “brand name” with mass-produced thirteen on a dozen novels where his name is on the cover but nothing more.
I like these books for the amalgam between science fiction technology and an old fashioned sailing ship and British Empire universe. Carew is a great character and the stories are good old-fashioned pirates of the seas adventures. The kind where you would expect Erol Flynn or Burt Lancaster come swinging from mast to mast.