The Emerald Storm: An Ethan Gage Adventure (Ethan Gage Adventures) MP3 CD – 2 Oct 2012
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""The Emerald Storm" is a whirl of adventure, international diplomacy and vivid political commentary. . . . A wonderful romp through a complicated period of history."--"Bellingham Herald"
"Dietrich seamlessly blends historical fact with fiction. . . . [He] also has a knack for making the world of 1803 come alive."--"Associated Press"
"Entertaining. . . . Dietrich seamlessly blends historical figures such as Napoleon and Toussaint L'Ouverture, the liberator of Haiti, with fictional characters like Gage's nemesis, "renegade secret policeman" Leon Martel, in this amusing swashbuckler."--"Publishers Weekly"
"Rousing good stuff."--"Sacramento Bee"
Rousing good stuff. --"Sacramento Bee""
Entertaining. . . . Dietrich seamlessly blends historical figures such as Napoleon and Toussaint L Ouverture, the liberator of Haiti, with fictional characters like Gage s nemesis, renegade secret policeman Leon Martel, in this amusing swashbuckler. --"Publishers Weekly""
Dietrich seamlessly blends historical fact with fiction. . . . [He] also has a knack for making the world of 1803 come alive. --"Associated Press""
"The Emerald Storm" is a whirl of adventure, international diplomacy and vivid political commentary. . . . A wonderful romp through a complicated period of history. --"Bellingham Herald"" --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
From the Back Cover
The year is 1803. Swashbuckling, ribald, and irreverent hero Ethan Gage has outsmarted wily enemies and survived dangerous challenges across the globe, from the wilds of the American frontier to the pyramids of Egypt. Now the rakish hero finds himself in the Caribbean with his wife, Astiza, on a desperate hunt to secure the lost treasure of Montezuma a legendary hoard rumored to have been hidden from Cortes's plundering Spanish conquistadors. Hot on his heels are British agents who want the gold to finance a black slave revolt in Saint-Domingue, robbing hostile France of its richest colony. The French, too, seek the treasure for the secrets it contains, the key to an incredible new means of invasion that can ensure Britain's defeat on its own land.
Caught between the French and the rebel slave forces, Ethan and Astiza are in a race for gold and glory that will thrust them into the center of a bloody struggle for freedom as they try to rescue their son. And this time, Gage's luck may be running out.
Brilliantly combining science, history, mythology, and wit, William Dietrich has woven a larger-than-life tale that sees Ethan embroiled in the Napoleonic era's ideals, opportunism, and inventions, which gave rise to the modern world. Filled with intrigue, voodoo, a hurricane, violent political unrest, and unexpected passion, The Emerald Storm is Dietrich's most captivating work to date." --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.See all Product Description
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A sort of serious Harry Flashman / MacGyver hybrid in the 1800's. A man for whom no mission is to big. Life has changed somewhat since he has changes his personal circumstances, but his need for racing from one sword fight to another, from one intrigue to the next is not diminished.
As writers go WD is excellent, the plot is fun and well told, couple that with the daring do of Ethan Gage and you the reader will find yourself flicking to the next page and the next and if you're like me looking up to find its 2am and you have work in the morning, wondering if you can squeeze one more chapter in before lights out and not be too exhausted for work.
Of the 5 books in the series, this isn't my favourite that's the last one Barbary Pirates (but I love pirate tales) what I am amazed at is that given his undoubted ability and the comparisons noted below in the description, how is this man not bigger, how are the books not hitting higher in the charts? Maybe because people don't shout out...so here goes "BUY THIS BOOK & THIS SERIES, ITS GREAT FUN"
A recommended book and series go buy them
Description (from Back of Book)
In the fifth instalment of master storyteller William Dietrich's bestselling adventure series, the swashbuckling, battle-scarred hero Ethan Gage must race from the slopes of the Alps to the sultry tropics of the Caribbean to pursue a mysterious Spanish treasure as the fate of England - and of the world's first successful slave revolt - hang desperately in the balance. The Emerald Storm is the action-packed historical masterpiece that Ethan Gage fans have long awaited.Read more ›
I understand other comments which relate to the Flashman series and also see a similarity, which is no bad thing for me as I have been a fan of those for 30 years!
I also appreciate the fact that the author took time to reply to a few emails I sent him regarding the release of the novels on Kindle