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Better knowledge of the HEIC (honorable East India Company) can
on 26 August 2014
It should come as no surprise to those who have followed author Seth Hunter's adventures of Nathan Peake through the first 5 novels in this series, that The Spoils of Conquest is "more of the same" enjoyable historic naval fiction, this time set in a real and important venue of the then building British empire. Better knowledge of the HEIC (honorable East India Company) can, at best, expand the reader's knowledge of the forces that swayed and even moved England in this period and, at the least provide interesting conversation at a historical society dinner or your local pub.
The 'administer' of this mix of action, adventure and history is certainly adept at his task and that should come as no surprise as Seth Hunter is 'in reality' accomplished British author Paul Bryers. His writing style is '1st class' as he keeps the story moving quickly forward, providing graphic description, injecting humor, and always a plausible scenario. Author Seth Hunter has 'done his historical homework' and his understanding of naval combat and sail evolution of the period makes this a "good read" for both the 'armchair Age of Sail history student' and the HNF reader seeking a 'good yarn'.