Seth Hunter like many historical fiction authors writing today knows his time period, and shows a real passion for it. His lead character Nathan Peake by this latest book(5) seems to have taken on his own real persona. He lives on and off the page. Seth Hunter writes the man so well that you would be forgiven for thinking of him as a real historical character.
There are a few authors in this time period who write this well, Julian Stockwin and Sean Thomas Russell to name a couple. They all display a true passion for the time period and the sea.
This fifth title has Seth Hunters usual careful build of plot and pace, carrying you across the sea and time into a web of intrigue. As i usually find with Seth Hunters books the story has a measured pace due to the depth of detail and intricate story. But that said, it is never a dull descriptive, with detail just for the sake of it, each chapter is well crafted to take and lead the reader deeper into the past and the war between Britain and Napoleonic France.
I look forward to Episode 6 of Nathan Peake.
1797: Britain stands alone against the forces of Revolutionary France. A victorious French Army, led by the youthful Napoleon Bonaparte, is poised to invade Britain. And in his country's darkest hour, Captain Nathan Peake finds himself imprisoned by his own side on the Rock of Gibraltar - charged with treason. To prove his innocence Nathan must uncover the great deception that masks the French war aims. Is the great armada being assembled in Toulon bound for the shores of Great Britain - or Egypt? His secret mission to discover the truth about Napoleon's invasion plans will hurl him into two of the greatest battles of the 18th century.
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