Returning safely to England after the dramatic capture of Martinque, Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho finds an all too brief respite from war and politics in the arms of his mistress Catherine Somervell.
Author: Alexander Kent
Publisher: Random House
Returning safely to England after the dramatic capture of Martinque, Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho finds an all too brief respite from war and politics in the arms of his mistress Catherine Somervell. But the shadow of a new conflict already darkens the horizon. The old enemy, France, forges an uneasy alliance with America - threatening the safety of British trade routes. Although ordered immediately to the Indian Ocean, for the first time Bolitho's thoughts are not of glory but his own - and the Navy's - past. Both Nelson and Collingwood died in their country's service. For the navy's newest Admiral, is there life beyond the sea itself?
James could feel the hull protesting as its inherent buoyancy fought to rise against the deluge of the huge sea that had curled over her stern and broken over her. Slowly, aided by the lull in the sea's energy which always followed a ...
Author: Richard Woodman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This modern seafaring epic follows the Martin family through nearly 70 years of British maritime history. From the clash of mighty battleships at Jutland in 1916 to the cold splendor of the present-day Arctic, 'The Darkening Sea' traces the fortunes of the Martin family throughout nearly seventy years of British maritime history. James and John Martin see varied action from service on battle-cruisers in the North Sea during the Great War to cargo-passenger ships on the exploited coast of 1930s China; from the war of corvette vs. U-boats in the North Atlantic to the long slog of Pacific Fleet protection in a WWII destroyer. Along the way, they find love, disillusion and fulfillment. The women in their lives --- sisters, wives and lovers --- also have their own ambitions in an ever-changing world.
From where we stood not a house was to be seen, and the darkening sea was desert of sails. It seemed as if we two were the only living things in nature's vast expanse. To me it was a little awesome. Gormala's first mysterious greeting ...
Author: Bram Stoker
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Archibald Hunter is a young Englishman who decides to move to Cruden Bay, a small Scottish Village after he experienced a strange psychic vision. He gets into possession of a certain trunk with ciphered letters from 16th century. While near the seashore, Archibald rescues from the ocean a beautiful American woman named Marjory, and she later helps him decode the cipher. From the letters Archibald learns about a secret treasure of Spaniard Don Bernardino de Escoban and realizes that it is buried on his new property. Archibald also finds out that Marjory is a descendant of Sir Francis Drake, the pirate behind many Elizabethan schemes against the Spanish, and that there is a Spanish plot against her life. Two of them agree to get married and find the treasure, but Marjory gets kidnapped and Archibald goes on a rescue mission.
Her tall, gaunt form lit by the afterglow in a soft mysterious light was projected against the grey of the darkening sea, whose sombreness was emphasised by the brilliant emerald green of the sward which fell from where we stood ...
Author: Bram Stoker
Publisher: Delphi Classics
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Standing up, he swept the darkening seas with his gaze. He started to walk south. South to the Broken Tracks. Southward to Janis and Mathin. He was alone upon a frozen sea, his nearest companions the stiff, frozen dead who lay thirty ...
Author: William R. Forstchen
Publisher: Del Rey
In a future ice age Michael Ormson leads a violent uprising against the forces of tyranny and brings hope of a new way of life for mankind
... USA Page 52, reading “The Darkening Sea,” an article by Elizabeth Kolbert: Elizabeth Kolbert, “The Darkening Sea,” New Yorker, November 20, 2006, https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2006/11/20/the-darkening-sea.
Author: Jennifer Skiff
Publisher: New World Library
Countless times throughout our lives, we’re presented with a choice to help another soul. Rescuing Ladybugs highlights the true stories of remarkable people who didn’t look away from seemingly impossible-to-change situations and instead worked to save animals. Prepare to be transported to Borneo to release orangutans, Brazil to protect jaguars, Africa to connect with chimpanzees and elephants, the Maldives to free mantas, and Indonesia, the only place where dragons still exist in the wild.
The woman was looking out at the darkening sea; perhaps towards Okinawa or the mountains of China. Perhaps she imagined nothing farther than the flashing crest of the angry waves. It was a wild sea, gray and foreboding, a storm building ...
Author: Kevin Hull
Hector Martin, nearing sixty, has been recently abandoned by a much younger and wildly troubled woman who has left him with a young son. A solitary man whose interests had been whale gazing, Dvorak, and self-study, finds himself, a reluctant father, nearly paralyzed by this unexpected event.We come to our story with the tenderness of a father's "I love you" or a sad, neglected child's first troubling questions. His sister, with dutiful affection, assumes the role of surrogate mother, while her brother, sitting before an empty grave, 'celebrates' the 'death' of his wife, the source of his final betrayal. We learn that while most flee grief, others seek to transform it. We learn, too, that redemption often comes in unimaginable ways. For everyone has a story, and sometimes they overlap and collide.