Sea Lord

Sea Lord By Bernard Cornwell, Sea Lord Johnny Rossendale has spent the last four years on the seas away from the titled family he despises But now he must turn his sailing cutter the Sunflower around and sail to Devon where his mother
  • Title: Sea Lord
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
  • ISBN: 9780140177244
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sea Lord By Bernard Cornwell, Johnny Rossendale has spent the last four years on the seas, away from the titled family he despises But now he must turn his sailing cutter, the Sunflower, around and sail to Devon, where his mother lies dying When Johnny makes landfall, though, he finds that his return is eagerly anticipated by some very sinister foes After an attempt on his life, he realises that somJohnny Rossendale has spent the last four years on the seas, away from the titled family he despises But now he must turn his sailing cutter, the Sunflower, around and sail to Devon, where his mother lies dying When Johnny makes landfall, though, he finds that his return is eagerly anticipated by some very sinister foes After an attempt on his life, he realises that someone thinks a missing painting that belongs to the family is in his hands and, worse, they are prepared to go to any lengths to get hold of it But as Earl of Stowey, Johnny has eight centuries of robber baron blood pumping through his veins He won t let the family fortune fall into the hands of others without a fight .
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    1. Bernard Cornwell

      Cornwell was born in London in 1944 His father was a Canadian airman, and his mother, who was English, a member of the Women s Auxiliary Air Force He was adopted and brought up in Essex by the Wiggins family, who were members of the Peculiar People, a strict Protestant sect who banned frivolity of all kinds and even medicine After he left them, he changed his name to his birth mother s maiden name, Cornwell.Cornwell was sent away to Monkton Combe School, attended the University of London, and after graduating, worked as a teacher He attempted to enlist in the British armed services at least three times but was rejected on the grounds of myopia.He then joined BBC s Nationwide and was promoted to become head of current affairs at BBC Northern Ireland He then joined Thames Television as editor of Thames News He relocated to the United States in 1980 after marrying an American Unable to get a green card, he started writing novels, as this did not require a work permit.As a child, Cornwell loved the novels of C.S Forester, chronicling the adventures of fictional British naval officer Horatio Hornblower during the Napoleonic Wars, and was surprised to find there were no such novels following Lord Wellington s campaign on land Motivated by the need to support himself in the U.S through writing, Cornwell decided to write such a series He named his chief protagonist Richard Sharpe, a rifleman involved in most major battles of the Peninsular War.Cornwell wanted to start the series with the Siege of Badajoz but decided instead to start with a couple of warm up novels These were Sharpe s Eagle and Sharpe s Gold, both published in 1981 Sharpe s Eagle was picked up by a publisher, and Cornwell got a three book deal He went on to tell the story of Badajoz in his third Sharpe novel, Sharpe s Company, published in 1982.Cornwell and wife Judy co wrote a series of novels, published under the pseudonym Susannah Kells These were A Crowning Mercy, published in 1983, Fallen Angels in 1984, and Coat of Arms aka The Aristocrats in 1986 Cornwell s strict Protestant upbringing informed the background of A Crowning Mercy, which took place during the English Civil War In 1987, he also published Redcoat, an American Revolutionary War novel set in Philadelphia during its 1777 occupation by the British.After publishing eight books in his ongoing Sharpe series, Cornwell was approached by a production company interested in adapting them for television The producers asked him to write a prequel to give them a starting point to the series They also requested that the story feature a large role for Spanish characters to secure co funding from Spain The result was Sharpe s Rifles, published in 1987, and a series of Sharpe television films staring Sean Bean.A series of contemporary thrillers with sailing as a background and common themes followed Wildtrack published in 1988, Sea Lord aka Killer s Wake in 1989, Crackdown in 1990, Stormchild in 1991, and Scoundrel, a political thriller, in 1992.In June 2006, Cornwell was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen s 80th Birthday Honours List.Cornwell s latest work, Azincourt, was released in the UK in October 2008 The protagonist is an archer who participates in the Battle of Agincourt, another devastating defeat suffered by the French in the Hundred Years War However, Cornwell has stated that it will not be about Thomas of Hookton from The Grail Quest or any of his relatives.

    302 thoughts on “Sea Lord”

    1. Another seafaring thriller from Bernard Cornwell The story in this one is quite slow, and flavoured with romance, and there s lots of technical detail when it comes to the sailing Cornwell can t resist showing off his proficiency Despite all this, it s a cracking read with some wonderful chapters.This time around, the action is centred on the English channel with a plot slightly reminiscent of the likes of LOVEJOY or BERGERAC, although of course with Cornwell there s a harder edge to the action [...]

    2. Having read all of Cornwell s historical novels I am going through the five books of his thriller mystery genre This is the fourth I have read and it is definitely the best so far.It has a lot of sailing which I like and also a nice little love story which I liked The writing is very good and the mystery story is very good No Cornwell fan should miss this book.

    3. Perhaps it s the Pina Colada, but I loved this, its perfect Bernard Cornwell, is so very good at painting a world, your character in it we re all the protagonist and why you breathe, yearn, are willing to die for the story And to do these sailing the deep water, loving so deeply, entangled by a stolen Van Gough, family, friendships oh, so good.Someone write a screenplay, Marcus or the team on The Night Manager get to work this can t stay hidden its just too good.

    4. Didn t realise Cornwell had written books without historical background, writing just as good as rest, couldn t put it down Knowing sailing the areas where the action takes place, I felt at home, possibly some non sailors would find the sailing details too much Sort of a Dick Francis in sailing world.

    5. Good sailingThis is a cracking thriller I know nothing about sailing but all the background stuff convinced me The mystery is gripping and the denouement satisfying The whole thing reminds me of a Desmond Bagley thriller.

    6. A rollicking good sea taleA good standalone novel with great action 9n land and sea Exactly what I ve come to expect from this author.

    7. KILLER S WAKE by Bernard CornwellBernard has not written a modern novel since 1992 KILLER S WAKE Originally called SEA LORD everywhere but in the US came out in 1989 Lord John Rossendale, 28th hereditary Earl of Stowey, is returning to England for his mother s funeral With a title like that, you d think he occupied a first class seat on the concord and flew in luxury But not Lord Johnny, a self exiled, almost penniless vagabond who arrives home during a gale, sailing his 38 foot Bristol Channel [...]

    8. I have been a fan of Cornwell since my first few books, and have read practically all of his Historical novels except the newest two So for me looking at his roots was a great experience, especially as this novel is way above and beyond what I was expecting In a way I would claim that this book is in fact a better novel than any he has written It felt to me as if he was a different person when he wrote this book, and I am struggling to reconcile this writing voice with his work in Historical Fic [...]

    9. I was staying at my parents house while they were away, and I foolishly forgot to take any reading matter My dad not the most prolific reader lent me this I was wary to say the least a book about a lord at sea not the most inspiring However, it was really good Not only is it hardly located at sea at all, but it it s actually quite a gripping tale of treachery and deceit, violence and theft Hurrah I wouldn t necessarily seek it out as a book to read, but if you find a copy and have nowt else to r [...]

    10. I was long overdue for a Cornwell book not about Sharpe that I really loved I was starting to lose faith.Cornwell s obvious love of sailing comes through in this work about an English Earl turned sail bum I was on the edge of my seat the whole time as the mystery unfolded The love story touched me The ending surprised me It has everything you d want from this sort of genre piece.

    11. The main character in this book has the same name of the antihero in the Sharpe series Waterloo In Waterloo Sharpe confronts Lord John Rossendale, who cuckolded Sharpe, and shows Rossendale up as a coward Lord John is killed in battle while trying to retrieve his honor Is there a connection Maybe.

    12. I m usually not at all fond of thrillers but I enjoyed this one a lot A mixture of dramatic detective story, family troubles and a fragile love affair I liked the main character and I despised his enemies The ending was thrilling and surprising Recommend to all thriller lovers It was a good holiday reading for me.

    13. I enjoyed Sea lord very much I picked it up despite mysteries not being my usual reading fare because Bernard Cornwell is one of my favourite historical authors I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed it The sailing detail was interesting, the story clever and the suspense gripping.

    14. It reminded me a little of a Nevil Shute book Lots of detail and obvious excitement and interest in the subject of sailing, but not so complex you were not able as a landlubber to understand the plot.

    15. This was a very enjoyable thriller A loner living aboard a yacht travelling where and when he pleases comes home to Britain and moors his little world, only to be plunged into intrigue, murder and mystery.

    16. scritto in lingua straniera a me totalmente ignota quella dei marinai Nonostante ci c una certa forza narrativa che mi ha permesso di arrivare alla fine volando sulle onde senza s cazzare audiolibro

    17. Did I like this because it s such a lean, fresh feeling thriller in an uncommon setting, or did I like it because I picked it up somehow thinking it was a period piece on pirates and therefore set the stage for me to be constantly surprised We ll never know, but I had a good time regardless.

    18. If you are not into boating then work through all the nautical jargon and references as they do not deter from the story Enjoyed the book.

    19. Good read Ever reliable Bernard Cornwall delivers an enjoyable sea thriller, well crafted though I guessed from the start who d done it

    20. Picked this up at the used book sale at the office turned out to be a real page turner that I thoroughly enjoyed A good mystery, a bit of romance and laced with sailing lore.

    21. Not my favourite Bernard Cornwell book Still a good read but I would suggest his other books before this Good book if you are into sailing.

    22. AV VERY GOOD READThis was about the fastest I ve read any book for a long time A good gripping story And hard to put down

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