Synopses & Reviews
In Kings and Emperors
, the twenty-first book in Dewey Lambdin's beloved Alan Lewrie series, Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy, is still in Gibraltar, his schemes for raids along the coast of Southern Spain shot to a halt. He is reduced to commanding a clutch of harbor defense gunboats in the bay while his ship, HMS Sapphire,
slowly grounds herself on a reef of beef bones! Until Napoleon Bonapartes invasion of peaceful Portugal and his so-called collaborative march into Spain change everything, freeing Sapphire
to roam against the Kings enemies once more!
As kings are overthrown and popular uprisings break out all across Spain, Lewries right back in the action, ferrying weapons to arm Spanish patriots, scouting within close gun range of the impregnable fort of Ceuta, escorting the advance units of British expeditionary armies to aid the Spanish, and even going ashore to witness the first battles between Sir Arthur Wellesley, later the Duke of Wellington, and Napoleons best Marshals, as the long Peninsular War that broke Imperial France begins to unfold.
From Cáadiz to La Coruñna, Lewrie and Sapphire will be there as history explodes!
About the Author
DEWEY LAMBDIN is the author of twenty previous Alan Lewrie novels. A member of the U.S. Naval Institute and a Friend of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, he spends his free time working and sailing. He makes his home in Nashville, Tennessee, but would much prefer Margaritaville or Murrells Inlet.