Is it possible to sail beyond the ocean's edge to another world? In 1802 Royal Navy Lieutenant Edward Pierce is ashore on half pay because of the Peace of Amiens. He fortunately gains command of a vessel searching for a lost, legendary island. When the island is found, Pierce and his shipmates discover that it exists in an entirely different but similar world. Exploring the seas around Stone Island, HMS Island Expedition sails headlong into an arena of mistaken identities, violent naval battles, strange truces, dangerous liaisons, international intrigue, superstition, and ancient prophecies. Detained by that world's equivalent of Great Britain, Pierce struggles to free his ship and crew. Despondent over giving up his ship and possibly never seeing his beloved Evangeline again, Pierce's outlook brightens when he discovers new-found friends working to liberate him and his crew. With time he comes to understand the prophesized role he and his companions are to play in that other world.
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About the Author
Fascinated with the age of sail and the great sailing navies, D. Andrew McChesney served in the modern US Navy as an aviation electronics technician. Sometime after completing a twenty-two year career he revived and revised a story first conceived in high school. The first two books of the Stone Island Sea Stories are complete and work continues on the third. He edits the Rear Engine Review, the Inland Northwest Corvair Club�s monthly newsletter. An essay, �Tennis Balls and Broadsides� won first place in the initial Author! Author! Periodic Awards for Expressive Excellence, and was published in Gray Dog Press� Spoke Write . The next book of the series placed second in the Author! Author! Great First Pages Contest . Usually answering to Dave, he is President of Spokane Authors and Self-Publishers (SASP), and a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association (PNWA). He resides in Spokane, Washington with his wife Eva, daughter Jessica, a Quaker Parrot named He-lo, a corn snake called Teako, a 1962 Corvair Rampside known as Tim, and a 1965 Corvair Monza coupe identified as Ralph . Patiently waiting to win the lotto or for his book(s) to become best-sellers, Dave works in janitorial services with a local private club.
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Beyond the Ocean's Edge: A Stone Island Sea Story based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
REVIEW (BOOK ONE) This is first book of the Stone Island Sea Stories, BEYOND THE OCEAN'S EDGE.Set in the early 1800's, this is a sea story.A young coachman's son by the name of Edward Pierce is learning to become a midshipman by the father of his friend, Isaac Hotchkiss, who serves aboard one of His British Majesty's ships with great honor. Edward is released on half pay after peace is declared with the French. When this happened, most of the fleet is decommissioned. His 'service with distinction' the admiralty has a suggestion that he find employment with Harold Smythe, a man on the Isle of Wight. Mr. Smythe is preparing a ship to seek out an island that seems to exist only in legend. The author tells an action filled, smoothly written tale that shows his vast knowledge off sailing and vessels. The reader is up for an adventure which they will not want to let go. After this Book One, the reader can look forward to Book Two.