Augustus P. Dechantagne is the same happy-go-lucky devil-may-care fellow that we've come to love in Brechalon, but in The Voyage of the Minotaur this is complicated by his expansive womanizing (even when he meets the frightening sorceress Zurfina, he's not afraid to "hit that"), and the posibility that he might be a serial killer.
Augie is seldom the focal point of the action, but he is almost always there-- chasing cultists on the tropical island of Enclep or fighting a lizzie army in Birmisia. Ultimately though, it is Augie's failings, especially with the natives, that are his achilles heel and almost spell the end to the colony.
I love all my characters, Augie included. He would be a guy that I would enjoy knowing-- casually. I would never want to rely on him though.