" This is the last of the Aubrey/Maturin series, which surely is some of the best historical fiction ever written. Each of the books is full of great detail on military and political history, geography, zoology, medicine ... and on and on. This is by no means the best book of the series, but still great. It was no chore at all to go through all 20 books. "
— John, 2/2/2014