What I’m Reading: Blue at the Mizzen

A three-masted frigate -- an age of sail vessel -- surges through blue waves.
Cover art for Patrick O’Brian’s Blue at the Mizzen

The final book in Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey/Mautrin series, which follows the adventures of the H.M.S. Surprise in the 1800s. It’s a bittersweet end that provides a satisfying conclusion to lead character Captain Jack Aubrey’s career, but it’s also the last book that O’Brian wrote before his untimely death.