Flying Colours


by C.S. Forester (Author)

Book Cover for Flying Colours

   Book 8   
Pages: 256

Forced to surrender his ship, the Sutherland, after a long and bloody battle, Captain Horatio Hornblower now bides his time as a prisoner in a French fortress. Within days he and his first lieutenant, Bush, who was crippled in the last fight, are to be taken to Paris to be tried on trumped-up charges of violating the laws of war, and most probably executed as part of Napoleon's attempt to rally the warweary empire behind him. Even if Hornblower escapes this fate and somehow finds his way back to England, he will face court-martial for his surrender of a British ship. As fears for his life and his reputation compete in his mind with worries about his pregnant wife and his possibly widowed lover, the indomitable captain imetierntly awaits the chance to make his next move.

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)