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The Mountain of Gold #2020

The Mountain of Gold While commanding a man of war in the Mediterranean Matthew Quinton captures a Corsair pirate under the nose of a Maltese knight the sinister Montnoir But the pirate is soon unmasked as O Dwyer

  • Title: The Mountain of Gold
  • Author: J.D. Davies
  • ISBN: 9781905847990
  • Page: 491
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Mountain of Gold By J.D. Davies, 1663 While commanding a man of war in the Mediterranean, Matthew Quinton captures a Corsair pirate under the nose of a Maltese knight, the sinister Montnoir But the pirate is soon unmasked as O Dwyer, a renegade Irishman with a fabulous yarn about a vast gold mine in the African desert.

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    1. An entertaining story, overall, although the first half of the book can get heavy going with the family intrigue that keeps us waiting for the descriptions of naval life and African expedition The characterisation leaves something to be hoped for, but the historical detail and the rarely explored era in naval history novels makes up for it.Full review at susimetsa 2016 03

    2. The Montain of GoldGood story with lots of twists and turns I Look forward to the next adventure I will write five words.

    3. This seventeenth century naval adventure is the second in the Matthew Quinton journals series, but I found this on Netgalley, was intrigued and read it without having read Gentleman Captain first Matthew Quinton is an inexperienced young captain who is also brother of an Earl, and heir to the title When he captures a galley from under the nose of a Maltese Knight he discovers an Irishman, posing as a barbary pirate, who has tales of a mountain of gold This tale stays his execution and maps out M [...]

    4. Great StoryThe clever plot, the dialogue, and the historical references make this a very good story The descriptions of African scenery, the smells, and the native people were all well defined.

    5. This is the second book in a series featuring the Gentleman Captain Captain Matthew Quinton which takes place during the time of King Charles II.The first book was an enjoyable read, but not without flaws The use of a major coincidence to resolve the ending of the book soured it a little.This book though was an improvement on many levels and while there is a bit of coincidences in it, they are minor without the plot depending on them Once again we see intrigues regarding Captain Quinton s family [...]

    6. Young British naval captain, Matthew Quinton, is on his third mission, hunting down Barbary pirates in the Mediterranean when his ship sights a crippled galleon with a Maltese galley bearing down on her Quinton and his crew pluck the prize from the galley only to learn the captain of the galleon, Omar Ibrahim, is actually an Irishman, Brian Doyle O Dwyer, and that it is O Dwyer, not his cargo, that the Maltese are after Quinton brings O Dwyer back to England to be tried for treason, but O Dwyer [...]

    7. J D Davies second novel, THE MOUNTAIN OF GOLD, is a decent sequel to his first book, GENTLEMAN CAPTAIN.In this second work, Captain Matthew Quinton is back, this time serving as commanding first the king s warship Wessex and then the brand new Seraph No longer a rookie seamen, Quinton has a confident demeanor on the open sea than before, yet is still humble enough to know that he needs to learn .While operating in Africa, his ship captures an Arab pirate who by law should go to the gallows Howe [...]

    8. A delightful read I may have found an author with the strength to wrench me out of Bernard Cornwell s grasp.While most of the story takes place on a ship, Davies doesn t obliterate me with all that sea speak of fo c s le or jib or I see flashes of light from the harbour which I m really not into.The second book in a series again I m reading a series out of order because this book was on sale when the first one was not What was I saying I got distracted Oh yes, I was simply going to say that even [...]

    9. This is the second in a series of adventures of English naval captain Matthew Quinton It is, however, much less a story of the English navy than a mystery of sorts.As captain of the ship Wessex, Quinton takes as prisoner an Irishman, who is serving on a corsair of the Barbary pirates in the Mediterranean The year is 1663 The Irishman, in order to avoid hanging for treason, claims to know of a mountain of gold deep in Western Africa, accessible by the River Gambia.To Quinton s considerable conste [...]

    10. There s a lot of Napoleonic era naval fiction out there, some of it world class literature This rousing adventure tale, awash in Dutch colonizers, African kings, French intrigue, dastardly knights of Malta and perfidious Irishmen turned Turk, is set a century earlier, in the time of Charles II Captain Matthew Quinton who may or may not be heir to the earldom of Ravensden, depending on the outcome of his brother s marriage to a known conniver and suspected murderess sails with mixed feelings to f [...]

    11. Now, I m a big fan of Patrick O Brien and the wonderful adventures of Jack Aubrey on his ship The Surprise as they sailed the seas during the Napoleonic years and so this book, whose cover even looks like one of O Brien s books, had a lot to live up to I m sorry to say that I didn t find this book had quite the same beautifully written mix of amazing characters and sense of actually being aboard a man of war as when I sailed with Captain Jack The Mountain of Gold and this hero, Matthew Quinton, [...]

    12. The second book of our Gentleman Captain from England in the 1600 s Not so good as the first as than half the book is about his brother s wedding to some mysterious woman The mystery is or less solved in the end, but I was hoping for naval action, and less about the intrigue of the Court of Charles the II.Don t read this until you have read the first book, as I think you would miss out on the evolution of many of the characters Colorful, but bitchy characters they whine excessively It s a war [...]

    13. I just checked this out of the liebrary and my book has a diffrent look then what this one is I am enjoying this book, the chapters are a tad long but I am on chapter 4 going into five I am almost half way through this book and it is very good I do think you need to know a little of old English hummar to understand some of the book But over all the chapters are very interesting and so I am loving it I loved this book Very interesting and some humor considering the time period.

    14. Ugh Barely made it through Skimmed the last 1 4 So bored I think the first person narrative was very limiting in a book that needed sweep and scope to hold my attention Matt Quinton whose name is great, anyway bored my eyes out with his tactic of telling the reader he has an idea, and then not telling me what it is, until the reveal at the end of the chapter, when I think Oh, so you didn t think what you said you thought Whatever.

    15. for a book where a man gets his face ripped off by a lion, another is beheaded by a crocodile, an entire harbor is set on fire, and we hang out with the literal king of england, this book is relentlessly, incredibly, mercilessly boring I wanted so badly to like it history tall ships royals adventure but good grief it s like slogging through treacle stick with aubreyad.

    16. Three, but a high three Good things about the first two Matthew Quinton books interesting period, lively prose, liberal use of the word whipstaff , properly proofed manuscripts which make the reading experience easier Also some humor.Things that could be improved stories are a little thin, characters are not very well developed.Will I read the next one Yes I will.

    17. I enjoyed this book very much Davies knows the Restoration period through and through, and it s not a period you often read about He knows the seamanship aspects, too, and weaves a good, tight story.

    18. Not as thrilling as the first volume in this series Too little derring do that marks the genre Also, mixture of 17th century mixed with contemporary usage made for a jarring experience.

    19. A fun series set in the English Restoration, rather than the Napoleonic wars so the ships are smaller, and the Dutch are the enemy.

    20. As others have said, not Patrick O Brian But nice to see the English Restoration period as the subject Sentimentalizes too much on an intense subject, the beginning of the slave trade.

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