Red Sky at Morning

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Title: Red Sky at Morning
Publisher: Golden Lily Press
Author(s): Sarah Bartholomew, with contributions by Carolyn Binkley
Cover Artist(s):
Date(s): 2001
Medium: print
Genre: gen
Fandom: Horatio Hornblower
Language: English
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Red Sky at Morning is a gen 242-page Horatio Hornblower novel by Sarah Bartholomew. It has "contributions by Carolyn Binkley."


From Agent With Style: "What would happen if Horatio Hornblower, with his ironclad notion that right would always win, found himself in a situation where he couldn't win -- and what if that situation involved discovering things about Archie's past that would shock him to the very core of his being? Its title taken from the old chanty that says 'Red sky at morning, sailors take warning,' author Susan Bartholomew delivers the answer to that burning question in this thick novel. Horatio's struggles to become a man on the unforgiving seas shows what happens when he never gives up and never gives in, even when the night is blackest and it seems there are no stars."

Recs and Reviews

I'm obsessing over Horatio Hornblower in a big bad way right now (and if you think I ever thought I'd be saying those words....) Sinfully gorgeous men in uniform... swashbuckling adventure... a blue-eyed, blond-haired, epileptic young man with a canonical history of abuse and panic attacks... what more could a girl ask for, especially when you add in the fact that it's slashy as hell? Well, good stories, obviously, which can be distressingly hard to find given the quality of the source product. But when they're good, they're good, and here are some of the best: [...] Red Sky at Morning, by Sarah B., is an even longer, meatier story, which I had to cancel a rather large amount of sleep to finish. Archie commits murder and is on trial for his life--but why? Horatio has to find out in time to save Archie's life, with the help (and hindrance) of a host of beautifully drawn original characters. No romance (it's gen), but plenty of h/c and intrigue to keep you busy for quite a while.[1]


  1. Cori Lannam. Cori Lannam's Mild-Mannered Recommendations Page - 2001 Recs, 11 June 2001. (Accessed 08 April 2016)