Three novels in one Sixteen year old Richard Bolitho joins the British Royal Navy as a young midshipman Follow his adventures as he undergoes a severe initiation into the dangerous world of the great sailing warships 1 Richard Bolitho Midshipman 1772 a young Richard Bolitho joins the 74 gun Gorgon Naive and untested, Bolitho must learn the ways of the navy quickly if he is to survive 2 Midshipman Bolitho and the Avenger 1773 Bolitho returns home to Cornwall for Christmas, but smuggling, ship wrecking and witchcraft tear apart his once peaceful community 3 Band of Brothers 1774 Bolitho stands on the brink of manhood and takes his examination to begin his true career as a King s Officer But soon he must test his mettle against vicious smugglers