New Historical Fiction Book: Conquest by Julian Stockwin

Conquest: A Kydd Sea Adventure by Julian Stockwin

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: McBooks Press (October 1, 2011)
ISBN-10: 1590136268
ISBN-13: 978-1590136263

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From the Publisher’s Website:

Newly victorious at the Battle of Trafalgar, England now rules the seas and is free to colonize the furthest reaches of the world. Captain Thomas Kydd joins an expedition to take Dutch-held Cape Town, a strategic harbor that will give England a rich trade route to India.

With enemies lurking on all sides, Kydd and his men must defend the fragile colony while braving Africa’s vast and hostile hinterland. When Renzi learns too much about the enemy’s plans, even Kydd may not be able to save him.

Editorial Reviews on Amazon:

“Continuing the rousing adventures of Thomas Kydd . . . Stockwin, a career navy man, writes of the nautical life with vivid authority.”  —Kirkus Reviews
“Stockwin continues to display his talents in transporting his audience from the 21st century to the chaotic worlds of Kydd, Renzi, and their imperiled homeland . . . [and] goes into action with swords drawn and cannons and carronades blasting.”  —Historical Novels Review
“An exciting and suspenseful historical loaded with action, intrigue, treachery, and the bloody gore of 1805 warfare. . . . [Offers] vivid and lush descriptions of colonial South Africa, professional seamanship, bold leadership, and . . . the perils of life at sea in the Royal Navy.” —Publishers Weekly (August 22, 2011)
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New Historical Fiction Book: Dead Eagles by Phil Ward

Dead Eagles by Phil Ward

Hardcover: 300 pages
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press (October 1, 2011)
ISBN-10: 1608321924
ISBN-13: 978-1608321926
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches

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Reviews of Dead Eagles:

The book was engaging, energetic and interactive and if you are looking for an action packed book that will leave you wondering what will come next, look no further than this book! Dad of Divas’ Reviews.

From the Publisher’s Website:

In this sequel to Those Who Dare, U.S.Major John Randal, Commander of Strategic Raiding Forces is back, leading a crew of British Commandos, Royal Marines and Royal Navy raiders on bigger and bolder missions to foil Hitler’s Third Reich.

Off the Gold Coast colony in Africa, the Germans are operating a naval intelligence ring that gathers information about British convoys in the southern sea-lane. Couriers carry the data to nearby Rio Bonita, a tiny Portuguese island protectorate, whence they are broadcast to Nazi U-boats and surface raiders from a clandestine radio station onboard one of three interned enemy ships. As a result, British convoys vital to the war effort are ravaged.

Major Randal and the Raiding Forces’s mission is to invade neutral Rio Bonita and spirit away the three ships. Failure means either imprisonment or hanging for piracy—and that Portugal will declare war on its oldest ally.

Peopling Dead Eagles are colorful characters new and old.  There is Wild West showman Captain “Geronimo Joe” McKoy, the stunning  Special Operations Executive operator Lady Jane Seaborn, who adopts the Raiding Forces as her own pet project; and Lady Jane’s bombshell of a driver, Pamala Plum-Martin. Even Commander Ian Fleming puts in an appearance, submitting a plan for “Operation Ruthless”, the goal of which is to board a Luftwaffe bomber and crash it into the English Channel in order to capture an Enigma  coding device from a Nazi air-sea rescue craft.

This action packed adventure story features Lovat Scout Snipers, the take down of the Vichy French fleet in English ports, daring Commando raids, an epic sea battle, beautiful spies and culminates in a deadly shoot-out in a crowed bar in Occupied France.

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