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The Winds of Folly [Kindle Edition]

Seth Hunter
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The compelling new historical naval adventure from a master of maritime storytelling. 1796: Nathan Peake, captain of the frigate Unicorn is sent with a small squadron into the Adriatic to help bring Venice into an Italian alliance against the French. He establishes a British naval presence, harrying the French corsairs that swarm out of Ancona in Italy. While Nathan confronts the politics of 'intrigue, poison and the stiletto' in Venice, his mission is further complicated by the arrival of Napoleon Bonaparte's aide de camp, Junot. Recognising Nathan as the 'American' who saved Bonaparte's life in Paris, Junot invites him to army headquarters where he unwillingly joins the French in a victorious battle against the Austrians. Meanwhile, in Venice, French troops move into the city and a new revolutionary government takes power. Nathan learns that Bonaparte is negotiating a peace deal with the Austrians - Britain's only remaining ally. Worse, the Spanish are about to ally with the French. Nathan returns to the Unicorn and rejoins Nelson for the decisive Battle of St Vincent against the entire Spanish fleet.

About the Author

Seth Hunter is the pseudonym of the author of a number of highly acclaimed and prize-winning adult and children's novels. He has written and directed many historical dramas for television, radio and the theatre. Seth Hunter lives in London.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 614 KB
  • Print Length: 386 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0755379012
  • Publisher: Review (7 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0056A2EM6
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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Seth Hunter is the pseudonym of Paul Bryers, writer and film-maker, and the name he uses for his historical fiction - as opposed to contemporary novels and films.
In 2008 he began writing a series of novels set during the Wars of the French Revolution, set in the last decade of the 18th century and featuring Nathan Peake, an Anglo-American naval officer and intelligence agent.
There are now (2012)five in the series: The Time of Terror, the Tide of War, The Price of Glory, The Winds of Folly and The Flag of Freedom. A sixth, The Flag of Freedom, will be published in 2013.
Under his real name, Paul Bryers, he has written a number of contemporary novels including Hollow Target which won arts council Best First Novel and In a Pig's Ear named in Guardian five best novels of year. Other titles include The Used Women's Book Club, The Prayer of the Bone, The Adultery Department and Coming First.
He also writes fiction for children and young adults, including the highly-acclaimed Mysteries of the Septagram trilogy: Kobal, Avatar and Abyss. His latest novel Spooked is to be published in 2013 by Hodder Children's Books.
As a television producer, writer and director he has made a great many dramas, documentaries and docudramas for British, European and American television. His TV series Queen Victoria's Empire won an outstanding achievement award at the 2002 NY Film Festival, and his films have since been nominated for BAFTA and Grierson awards. Dramas and features for television include Incident in Judea with Mark Rylance, The Golden Years, by Arthur Miller, A Vote for Hitler and Incident in Judea.
He currently teaches an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Winchester and is a member of The Society of Authors, PEN, and Children's Writers and Illustrators in London (CWIL).
You can read more on www.paulbryers.com and www.nathanpeake.com.




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4.0 out of 5 stars Naval adventure 7 July 2011
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Seth Hunter is the pseudonym of the author Paul Bryers ,highly acclaimed and prize-winning writer of adult and children`s novels. He has written and directed many historical dramas for television, radio and the theatre and adapted and directed films by playwrights such as Arthur Miller and Michael Bulgakov.

This latest book (4) Winds of Folly is the latest in the Nathan Peake series.
Nathan Peake
* The Time of Terror (2008)
* The Tide of War (2009)
* The Price of Glory (2010)
* The Winds of Folly (2011)

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The compelling new historical naval adventure from a master of maritime storytelling.

1796: Nathan Peake, captain of the frigate Unicorn is sent with a small squadron into the Adriatic to help bring Venice into an Italian alliance against the French. He establishes a British naval presence, harrying the French corsairs that swarm out of Ancona in Italy. While Nathan confronts the politics of 'intrigue, poison and the stiletto' in Venice, his mission is further complicated by the arrival of Napoleon Bonaparte's aide de camp, Junot. Recognising Nathan as the 'American' who saved Bonaparte's life in Paris, Junot invites him to army headquarters where he unwillingly joins the French in a victorious battle against the Austrians. Meanwhile, in Venice, French troops move into the city and a new revolutionary government takes power. Nathan learns that Bonaparte is negotiating a peace deal with the Austrians - Britain's only remaining ally. Worse, the Spanish are about to ally with the French. Nathan returns to the Unicorn and rejoins Nelson for the decisive Battle of St Vincent against the entire Spanish fleet.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Kindle book 21 Feb 2014
By Rhi83
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I have read this author before, so was fairly confident the book would be a good read. As expected, a very good read!
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3.0 out of 5 stars ok 23 Oct 2013
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basic sea going adventure not much different from other such writers. The characters a strong but the plot is average.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intreagie and history mixed with care 16 July 2013
By Gilly5
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A compelling read that was hard to put down. Great read and the nicest way to pass the train journey here in Taiwan is reading great historic novels about home.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling read 1 July 2013
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Yet another book in this great series. If you haven't read them before, start at book one and you will (should) enjoy.
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