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Adventure

See below for a selection of the latest books from Adventure category. Presented with a red border are the Adventure books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Adventure books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Post Captain

Post Captain

Author: Patrick O\'Brian Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/05/2021

It's 1802. The Treaty of Amiens has brought an end to the hostilities between Great Britain and France. Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend, naval surgeon Stephen Maturin, are enjoying the respite in the English countryside, besotted with two beautiful cousins, Sophie Williams and Diana Villiers-until Aubrey loses his fortune and they flee to France to escape his creditors. While in France, Napoleon smashes the Peace of Amiens and war begins anew. Aubrey and Maturin, now finding themselves behind enemy lines, make their way back to England. Maturin is sent to Spain on an intelligence-gathering mission and the now-solvent Aubrey assumes command of a strange warship, pursuing his quarry straight into the mouth of a French-held harbor. Amidst the rollicking adventures at sea and mishaps on land, Aubrey and Maturin's friendship is tested by their romantic entanglements with the cousins in this brilliant second installment of the epic series.

Master and Commander

Master and Commander

Author: Patrick O\'Brian Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/05/2021

Ardent, gregarious British naval officer Jack Aubrey is elated to be given his first appointment as commander: the fourteen-gun ship HMS Sophie. Meanwhile-after a heated first encounter that nearly comes to a duel-Aubrey and a brilliant but down-on-his-luck physician, Stephen Maturin, strike up an unlikely rapport. On a whim, Aubrey invites Maturin to join his crew as the Sophie's surgeon. And so begins the legendary friendship that anchors this beloved saga set against the thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. Through every ensuing adventure on which Aubrey and Maturin embark, from the witty parley of their lovers and enemies to the roar of broadsides as great ships close in battle around them, O'Brian provides endlessly varying shocks and surprises-comic, grim, farcical and tragic.... [A] whole, solidly living world for the imagination to inhabit (A. S. Byatt).

H. M. S. Surprise

H. M. S. Surprise

Author: Patrick O\'Brian Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/05/2021

In H.M.S. Surprise, British naval officer Jack Aubrey and surgeon Stephen Maturin face near-death and tumultuous romance in the distant waters ploughed by the ships of the East India Company. Tasked with ferrying a British ambassador to the Sultan of Kampong, they find themselves on a prolonged voyage aboard a Royal Navy frigate en route to the Malay Peninsula. In this new sphere, Aubrey is on the defensive, pitting wits and seamanship against an enemy who enjoys overwhelming local superiority. But somewhere in the Indian Ocean lies the prize that could secure him a marriage to his beloved Sophie and make him rich beyond his wildest dreams: the ships sent by Napoleon to attack the China Fleet.

Fallen Watcher

Fallen Watcher

Author: Kelly Hollingshead Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2021

A Matter of Honor

A Matter of Honor

Author: William C. Hammond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2021

The first volume in a series of maritime novels set in the early years of the United States, A MATTER OF HONOR is a dramatic account of a young man's coming of age during the American Revolution. Introducing Richard Cutler, a Massachusetts teenager with strong family ties to England, the novel tells his story as he ships out with John Paul Jones to avenge the death of his beloved brother Will, impressed by the Royal Navy and flogged to death for striking an officer. On the high seas, in England and in France, on the sugar islands of the Caribbean, and on the battlefield of Yorktown, Cutler proves his mettle and wins the love--and allegiance to the infant republic--of a beautiful English aristocrat from the arms of Horatio Nelson himself.

Wrath of Poseidon

Wrath of Poseidon

Author: Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2021

PRE-ORDER THE LATEST INSTALMENT IN THE FARGO ADVENTURES FROM BESTSELLING GRAND MASTER OF ADVENTURE CLIVE CUSSLER WHO WILL DISCOVER THE LOST RICHES OF CROESUS? Treasure hunters Remi and Sam Fargo are in Washington DC looking for the final clue in a puzzle more than a decade old - a dangerous mystery which originally led to their teaming up. For ten years ago, a chance meeting that threw Remi and Sam together leads to the pair diving for ancient sunken wrecks off the Greek coast. But when a secretive billionaire decides he doesn't want anyone diving in the seas near his operations, the pair find themselves in deep trouble. Only when they learn that the legendary riches of Croesus may have been lost in these waters do they understand who and what they were up against. Suddenly, finding the treasure becomes less important than making it home alive . . . 'The Adventure King' Daily Express

The Girl and the Mountain

The Girl and the Mountain

Author: Mark Lawrence Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/04/2021

Second novel in the chilling and epic new fantasy series from the bestselling and critically-acclaimed author of PRINCE OF THORNS and RED SISTER. 'If you like dark you will love Mark Lawrence. And when the light breaks through and it all makes sense, the contrast is gorgeous' ROBIN HOBB On Abeth there is only the ice. And the Black Rock. For generations the priests of the Black Rock have reached out from their mountain to steer the ice tribes' fate. With their Hidden God, their magic and their iron, the priests' rule has never been challenged. But nobody has ever escaped the Pit of the Missing before. Yaz has lost her friends and found her enemies. She has a mountain to climb and even if she can break the Hidden God's power her dream of a green world lies impossibly far to the south across a vast emptiness of ice. Before the journey can even start she has to find out what happened to the ones she loves and save those that can be saved. Abeth holds its secrets close, but the stars shine brighter for Yaz and she means to unlock the truth. To touch the sky, be prepared to climb

The Girl and the Mountain

The Girl and the Mountain

Author: Mark Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2021

Second novel in the chilling and epic new fantasy series from the bestselling and critically-acclaimed author of PRINCE OF THORNS and RED SISTER. 'If you like dark you will love Mark Lawrence. And when the light breaks through and it all makes sense, the contrast is gorgeous' ROBIN HOBB On Abeth there is only the ice. And the Black Rock. For generations the priests of the Black Rock have reached out from their mountain to steer the ice tribes' fate. With their Hidden God, their magic and their iron, the priests' rule has never been challenged. But nobody has ever escaped the Pit of the Missing before. Yaz has lost her friends and found her enemies. She has a mountain to climb and even if she can break the Hidden God's power her dream of a green world lies impossibly far to the south across a vast emptiness of ice. Before the journey can even start she has to find out what happened to the ones she loves and save those that can be saved. Abeth holds its secrets close, but the stars shine brighter for Yaz and she means to unlock the truth. To touch the sky, be prepared to climb

Survival

Survival

Author: Sixtus Beckmesser Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2021

Tamara is brought up in a dangerously unstable Baltic state. Her government parents are always pre-occupied with their attempts to save democracy and she no longer feels safe. Devoid of a normal family life, Tamara attempts to escape to Sweden, but is captured and sent to a safe house where she unexpectedly finds love. Catastrophic events put Tamara further in danger as she's thrust into a labour camp with other students and staff. Bernadette, a young student teacher, meets Tamara on a coach following their arrest. Becoming friends, they strive to carve better lives for themselves. Detty enlists a soldier from a neighbouring service regiment to help them plot their escape. Still in great danger, together they plan to fight the ghastly regime inspired by a few friends, their courage and music. Can they succeed and reach a tranquil life in a free country?

San Andreas

San Andreas

Author: Alistair MacLean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2021

Another magnificent tale of treachery at sea from a storytelling genius. Suddenly, just before dawn, the lights went out aboard the San Andreas. For the British hospital ship sailing the deadly, U-boat-patrolled Norwegian waters, a nightmare of violence and betrayal has begun - a terrifying game of sabotage in which an unknown traitor among the crew holds all the cards. The red crosses on the vessel's sides spell anything but safety. For a dangerous secret has turned the ship into a priceless quarry. With the captain out of action, Bosun Archie McKinnon takes over. Alone in treacherous, frozen seas, her compass smashed, the San Andreas is being drawn relentlessly into the enemy's hands.

Legacy of War

Legacy of War

Author: Wilbur Smith, David Churchill Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2021

The action-packed new book in the Courtney Series and the sequel to Courtney's War. The war is over, Hitler is dead - and yet his evil legacy lives on. Saffron Courtney and her beloved husband Gerhard only just survived the brutal conflict, but Gerhard's Nazi-supporting brother, Konrad, is still free and determined to regain power. As a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse develops, a plot against the couple begins to stir. One that will have ramifications throughout Europe. . . Further afield in Kenya, the last outcrop of the colonial empire is feeling the stirrings of rebellion. As the situation becomes violent, and the Courtney family home is under threat, Leon Courtney finds himself caught between two powerful sides - and a battle for the freedom of a country. Legacy of War is a nail-biting story of courage, bravery, rebellion and war from the master of adventure fiction.