The Blast that Tears the Skies

The Blast that Tears the Skies

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by J.D. Davies
     
 

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1665. The land is at war and plague stalks London, but conspiracies against King Charles II are rife. Captain Matthew Quinton finds himself thrust unexpectedly into the midst of the deadliest of them when he is given command of a vast and ancient man-of-war. Forced to contend with scheming ministers of state, a raw, rebellious crew and an alleged curse on his ship,

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1665. The land is at war and plague stalks London, but conspiracies against King Charles II are rife. Captain Matthew Quinton finds himself thrust unexpectedly into the midst of the deadliest of them when he is given command of a vast and ancient man-of-war. Forced to contend with scheming ministers of state, a raw, rebellious crew and an alleged curse on his ship, Quinton sails against the might of the Dutch fleet. The shattering climax sees captain and crew fight for their lives at the heart of the Battle of Lowestoft, one of the greatest sea-fights in the entire age of sail, before Matthew returns home to face the disturbing truth about his own and his family’s past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781908699046
Publisher:
Old Street Publishing, Ltd
Publication date:
05/22/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
160,157
File size:
1 MB

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J D Davies was born in Wales and now lives in Bedfordshire, UK. He is the world's foremost expert on the seventeenth-century navy and recently published Pepys’ Navy which won the 2009 Samuel Pepys Award. He is the author of Gentleman Captain and The Mountain of Gold, the first two books in the Matthew Quinton series, published in the US by Houghton Mifflin.

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