January 29th, 2013

Me 2012

Treason's Harbour, by Patrick O'Brian

Book 9 of the Aubrey/Maturin novels, and the least 'complete' in feeling of the books I've read so far. Seriously, this book introduced like three major plot threads, none of which are resolved by the end. I was thinking I'd finish one of these and then another Vorkosigan, but with this kind of non-ending I might as well just stop in the middle of the next one. It will be just as satisfying.

This aside, it did have some delightful humorous moments, like Jack's rescue of the dog and the canine's ensuing reaction, or Killick's bold defense of Jack's possessions. The naval actions were unpredictable and gripping. Lots of fun moments, even if there didn't really seem to be a cohesive overall plot to hold them all together. Not my favorite of the series, but a solid 7.