Hornblower and the Atropos


by C.S. Forester (Author)

Book Cover for Hornblower and the Atropos

   Book 5   
Pages: 342

In the wake of a humbling incident aboard a canal boat in the Cotswolds, young Captain Horatio Hornblower arrives in London to take command of the Atropos, a 22-gun sloop barely large enough to require a captain. Her first assignment under Hornblower's command is as flagship for the funeral procession of Lord Nelson. Soon Atropos is part of the Mediterranean Fleet's harassment of Napoleon, recovering treasure that lies deep in Turkish waters and boldly challenging a Spanish frigate several times her size. At the center of each adventure is Hornblower, Forester's most inspired creation, whose blend of cautious preparation and spirited execution dazzles friend and foe alike.

Hornblower Saga Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: Hornblower Saga
Reading level: 12+
Books in series: 12
Read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished
Tags: seafaring  adventure  historical  classic  war 

 Print series book list

Books in series order

1.   Mr Midshipman Hornblower  (1950)
2.   Lieutenant Hornblower  (1952)
3.   Hornblower and the Hotspur  (1962)
4.   Hornblower and the Crisis  (1967)
5.   Hornblower and the Atropos  (1953)
6.   The Happy Return  (1937)
7.   A Ship of the Line  (1938)
8.   Flying Colours  (1938)
9.   Commodore Hornblower  (1945)
10.   Lord Hornblower  (1946)
11.   Hornblower in the West Indies  (1957)
+   Hornblower Companion  (1964)