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.
|Publisher:||Outskirts Press, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)|
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.