(From the publisher):
From the clash of mighty battleships at Jutland in 1916 to the cold splendor of the present-day Arctic, The Darkening Sea
traces the fortunes of the Martin family throughout nearly seventy years of British maritime history.
James and John Martin see varied action - from battle-cruisers in the North Sea during the Great War to cargo-passenger ships on the exploited coast of 1930s China; from the war of corvettes against U-boats in the North Atlantic to the long slog of Pacific Fleet protection in a WWII destroyer, they find love, disillusion and fulfillment. The women in their lives - sisters, wives and lovers - also have their own ambitions in an ever-changing world.
When John's son Robert is caught up in the inevitable decline of Britain's maritime power after the Second World War, he feels his calling in modern society is increasingly diminished. Having never rebelled against his family's long tradition, his own destiny seems barren and pointless, until he too is drawn into battle - the last great battle for freedom of the seas.
Original title: The Darkening Sea
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Military and Naval Adventure
Fiction→ Historical→ Sagas