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The Tide of War by Seth Hunter... Goodreads
Absolutely loved this, the second in the Nathan Peake series, though, confusingly enough, the third I've read. With less of the eighteenth century spy, and more of the traditional naval historical fiction about it, this book proved to be more than the equal of the great masters of this genre in my opinion. I find Peake a much more honest and believable human being than the Bolithos or Maturins of other authors, and considerably more personable than that loveable brooding landlubber, Dick Sharpe. Thankfully there are a couple more of his stories out there for me to read, though I fear, like Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe, I'm going to soon catch up and find myself desperately awaiting the authors latest installment. Booklovers Melbourne
All-action cross between a spy thriller and a naval adventure, set in the Caribbean and Mississippi Delta in 1794-1795 in the aftermath of the French Revolution. Think of a frigate-captain seafaring story with a dash of James Bond thrown in. Carla Nayland
Another good sea tale that belongs in the company of Horatio Hornblower and Lucky Jack Aubrey. Nathan Peake, newly made captain, faces pirates, mutineers, hurricanes, and of course that ultimate enemy -- The French.
I enjoyed his cynical attitude towards politics, as illustrated in the excerpt below where Captain Peake is talking with an ally who is a Spanish monk:
"So God and His Britannic Majesty are on the same side in this war?"
"It is unusual, I agree--but yes, it would seem so, for the time being. As we face a common enemy."
"Satan? Or the French?"
"You are splitting hairs. At least while the French pursue their current policies with regard to the Church of Rome." Lisa
What the Critics are saying:
‘Really engaging. Seth Hunter has a more natural storyteller’s eye than O’Brian... well wrought and deftly told’ Daily Telegraph
‘A compelling read, imaginative, knowledgeable, fast-moving... full of twists and turns’ Naval Review
‘This book has it all... will be welcomed by lovers of naval historical fiction’ Daily Mail
‘The Scarlet Pimpernel meets Hornblower in this absorbing tale’ Sun Herald
‘I’m already looking forward to the next instalment. A highly compelling read.’ Historical Novels Review
‘The action is handled with complete assurance, and all matters nautical carry the requisite salty whiff of authenticity... Hunter keeps the plot continually on the boil’ Yorkshire Evening Post
Will exceed expectations of lovers of historical fiction. Anyone who appreciates excellent prose, witty anecdotes, complex action, intertwining plots, and all-round great writing will anxiously await the next installment' ForeWord Reviews
Hunter delivers another slick nautical adventure in the Patrick O'Brian tradition... The rousing naval battles, twisty plot, and muscular prose lift Hunter's nautical yarn a few notches above the competition - Publishers Weekly
Click on the About Nathan Peake page to learn more about the characters - real and imagined - in the Nathan Peake series.
Find out about the public and private lives of Napoleon Bonaparte, Horatio Nelson, Thomas Paine, Gilbert Imlay, Mary Wollstonecraft and many others who appear in the pages of the first six Nathan Peake novels: The Time of Terror , The Tide of War ,The Price of Glory
The Winds of Folly , The Flag of Freedom & The Spoils of Conquest.
Follow the trail of Nathan Peake through the first global conflict in history from the shores of the British Isles to the bayous of New Orleans and Louisiana; from the catacombs under the streets of Paris in The Time of Terror to the even more dangerous canals of Venice in The Winds of Folly.
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The Nathan Peake novels are published by Headline in the United Kingdom and by McBooks Press in the United States and are available in all good bookstores and on the internet.
About Seth Hunter
Click on the Seth Hunter page to find out more about the author of the Nathan Peake series and follow his own journey through the world of Nathan Peake.
Regular updates on the progress of the Nathan Peake series and some of the author's own adventures in writing it.