Several years ago, I came across this novel by accident, thumbed through a few pages, and curiosity piqued, began to read it. The story is centered around Matthew Lawe, a young English seaman who, as part of the convoy of ships tasked with tackling the Spanish Armada, flees his battle station while under fire. Consequently, for forsaking his comrades, Matthew is punished to live unto perpetuity until the seas run dry. Thus, Matthew passes through the succeeding centuries as a seaman in a variety of capacities. For example, along the fishing banks of Newfoundland and as a part of the Royal Navy during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. All in all, this is an exciting, action-packed drama.