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Odyssey Book 6 of Bridgemont * * * * * 31 Ratings


Description

It is April, 1797, and England is still celebrating the victory at the Battle of St. Vincent. Sir George Granger is given orders to set off on a voyage to the East Indies, but there are several challenges that await him before he can even sail.
Copyright © 2012 Mark Arbour; All Rights Reserved.



Story Note

 

Before reading this story, consider:
1. It contains graphic descriptions of sex.
2. British money was denominated in either Guineas or Pounds. A Guinea was worth about 25-30 shillings, while a Pound was worth about 20 shillings. If coins are used, the reference is in Guineas, otherwise it is in Pounds. A guinea is worth approximately $300 US dollars in 2012, which means a shilling was worth approximately $10.
3. The characters in this story are fictional with the exception of some well-known historical figures. The involvement of those characters is fictional.
4. The story is written with modern day language, as opposed to that used in 18th century England.
 

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 15 reviews, 5,446 words,
  2. Chapter 2 12 reviews, 5,329 words,
  3. Chapter 3 12 reviews, 5,002 words,
  4. Chapter 4 10 reviews, 5,570 words,
  5. Chapter 5 6 reviews, 4,926 words,
  6. Chapter 6 6 reviews, 4,705 words,
  7. Chapter 7 9 reviews, 4,980 words,
  8. Chapter 8 6 reviews, 5,753 words,
  9. Chapter 9 6 reviews, 5,876 words,
  10. Chapter 10 8 reviews, 6,211 words,
  11. Chapter 11 8 reviews, 5,206 words,
  12. Chapter 12 10 reviews, 5,397 words,
  13. Chapter 13 9 reviews, 5,552 words,
  14. Chapter 14 8 reviews, 5,404 words,
  15. Chapter 15 8 reviews, 4,813 words,
  16. Chapter 16 7 reviews, 4,749 words,
  17. Chapter 17 8 reviews, 4,858 words,
  18. Chapter 18 15 reviews, 4,901 words,
  19. Chapter 19 10 reviews, 5,174 words,
  20. Chapter 20 9 reviews, 4,654 words,
  21. Chapter 21 10 reviews, 5,498 words,
  22. Chapter 22 11 reviews, 4,756 words,
  23. Chapter 23 5 reviews, 4,545 words,
  24. Chapter 24 7 reviews, 4,888 words,
  25. Chapter 25 12 reviews, 5,124 words,
  26. Chapter 26 9 reviews, 4,970 words,
  27. Chapter 27 6 reviews, 4,987 words,

    I'm posting this one a little early, to try and make up for the long hiatus.  I'm trying to get back onto a weekly schedule.  

  28. Chapter 28 7 reviews, 5,025 words,
  29. Chapter 29 7 reviews, 5,600 words,
  30. Chapter 30 11 reviews, 5,409 words,

    This one is out really early, and will throw my posting schedule off, but I think that when we're in the midst of a battle, the chapters need to come out more quickly.  I think, and I hope you agree, that when we're in the middle of a big campaign, we're better to have periods of faster postings followed by periods of calm (sprint and drift) than consistently spaced out chapters.  Let me know if the forums if you agree.  

  31. Chapter 31 7 reviews, 5,733 words,
  32. Chapter 32 6 reviews, 5,482 words,
  33. Chapter 33 3 reviews, 5,056 words,
  34. Chapter 34 11 reviews, 5,193 words,
  35. Chapter 35 6 reviews, 4,902 words,

    A caveat: This is the last chapter I've written, so we may have a bit of a dry spell for our naval hero.  I'll do my best to get back on track, but these are busy times. Spring break may give me an opportunity to catch up.  

  36. Chapter 36 11 reviews, 5,160 words,
  37. Chapter 37 9 reviews, 5,140 words,
  38. Chapter 38 9 reviews, 4,898 words,
  39. Chapter 39 10 reviews, 5,003 words,
  40. Chapter 40 8 reviews, 4,882 words,
  41. Chapter 41 9 reviews, 4,978 words,

    Today, May 22, 2013, I found out that I'd lost one of my best internet friends: NaperVic.  Vic, I'll miss your steadfast support and wise counsel. 

  42. Chapter 42 8 reviews, 5,420 words,
  43. Chapter 43 7 reviews, 5,114 words,
  44. Chapter 44 5 reviews, 5,514 words,
  45. Chapter 45 7 reviews, 5,543 words,

    Happy Father's Day, 2013!!!

  46. Chapter 46 9 reviews, 4,926 words,

    We finally meet the guide.:devil:

  47. Chapter 47 7 reviews, 5,077 words,

    In this chapter, we meet Admiral Peter Rainier, one of the lesser-known British admirals of the era.  Rainier left an estate valued at £250,000. After having made provision for his near relations, he left ten percent of his estate to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to be used to reduce the national debt

  48. Chapter 48 8 reviews, 5,303 words,

    This isn't due to be posted until tomorrow, but I'm going out of town.  For you Calvert haters.  :D

    Check out the poll.  Who will make it back first?

  49. Chapter 49 8 reviews, 5,501 words,
  50. Chapter 50 7 reviews, 5,776 words,
  51. Chapter 51 5 reviews, 5,505 words,
  52. Chapter 52 5 reviews, 5,064 words,
  53. Chapter 53 10 reviews, 5,176 words,

    As of this post, Odyssey is the 9th most reviewed story on GA.  Thanks for your reviews! 

  54. Chapter 54 10 reviews, 5,345 words,

    I'm going to speed up my chapter posting so we can celebrate an important anniversary with an appropriate chapter.  I'm assuming that comes as pleasant news.  :2thumbs:

  55. Chapter 55 7 reviews, 5,814 words,

    Granger finally gets some news from/about home. 

  56. Chapter 56 10 reviews, 5,670 words,

    I have scheduled this chapter to post on August 1, 2013, at 11:20AM.  Unless my calculations are wrong, that is the equivalent of 6:20PM in Cairo, Egypt.  215 years ago, on August 1, 1798, at 6:20PM, French ships opened fire on the British ships approaching them.  This was the start of the Battle of the Nile, one of the most decisive and influential naval victories of all time. 

  57. Chapter 57 13 reviews, 5,483 words,

    I figured it wasn't fair to leave you hanging in mid-battle, so here's the rest.

  58. Chapter 58 6 reviews, 5,285 words,

    Most of you will figure out that this is an entirely new twist.  :devil:

  59. Chapter 59 11 reviews, 4,982 words,

    An early posting of this chapter to celebrate five years of writing:  August 13, 2008 - August 13, 2013.  :wizard:

  60. Chapter 60 11 reviews, 5,238 words,
  61. Chapter 61 9 reviews, 5,441 words,
  62. Chapter 62 9 reviews, 5,439 words,

    Be sure to read the note at the end, explaining my historical interpretations.

  63. Chapter 63 7 reviews, 5,670 words,
  64. Chapter 64 11 reviews, 5,135 words,

    For you Winkler fans, a little time with our brave little steward.

  65. Chapter 65 8 reviews, 4,988 words,
  66. Chapter 66 12 reviews, 5,549 words,
  67. Chapter 67 10 reviews, 6,243 words,
  68. Chapter 68 9 reviews, 5,274 words,
  69. Chapter 69 17 reviews, 5,749 words,
  70. Chapter 70 12 reviews, 5,973 words,
  71. Chapter 71 10 reviews, 5,765 words,
  72. Chapter 72 14 reviews, 5,081 words,

    George is on his way home at last!

  73. Chapter 73: Homecoming 11 reviews, 5,879 words,

    George makes it back to England at last!

  74. Chapter 74 11 reviews, 5,133 words,

    Happy New Year!

  75. Chapter 75 14 reviews, 5,348 words,

    An update:  I expect there to be two more chapters.  The next one is partially written, but it could take a few weeks before it hits. 

  76. Chapter 76 13 reviews, 5,667 words,
  77. Chapter 77 19 reviews, 4,478 words,

    The Final Chapter