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  • A Certain Threat (K)

    burnage1Author Roger Burnage recently released the first book in The Merriman Chronicles, a new naval fiction series. A Certain Threat, is available for Kindle download worldwide.

    With French Revolutionary agents travelling freely but secretly between Ireland and England and war with France inevitable, the English government of Mr Pitt is desperately anxious to uncover any plots between Irish rebels and the French.

    Lieutenant James Merriman with his ship, the sloop Aphrodite, is ordered to the Irish Sea to assist the principal Treasury agent Mr. Grahame in this work. Merriman is plunged headlong into the world of espionage and when Grahame is seriously wounded it falls to

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  • First Voyage (PB)

    First VoyageAuthor David Healey recently released the first book in The Sea Lord Chronicles, a naval fiction series with a fantasy element written for the young adult market. First Voyage, is available in paperback worldwide.

    When 14-year-old Alexander Hope is sent by his stingy uncle to become a junior officer in the Royal Navy, he has never seen the sea or been very far from the ramshackle manor house where he grew up. He's also never seen a gryphon. There are high expectations for Alexander, whose famous ancestor was Sir Algernon Hope, a sea elemental who defeated the Spanish Armada and saved England from invasion.

    England is once again fighting for survival, this

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  • The Beckoning Ice (K)

    The Beckoning IceAuthor Joan Druett's new novel in the Wiki Coffin Mysteries series, The Beckoning Ice, can now be downloaded worldwide for Kindle.

    It is February 1839, and the ships of the United States Exploring Expedition are thrashing about dreaded Cape Horn, on their way to a rendezvous at Orange Harbor, Tierra del Fuego, on a crazy mission to be the first to find Antarctica. A sealing schooner hails the brig Swallow with a strange tale of a murdered corpse on an iceberg--surely a case for Wiki Coffin, half-Maori, half-Yankee "linguister," who is the representative of American law and order with the fleet.

    But circumstances are against him. As Wiki has been banished from

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  • Elizabeth's Sea Dogs (HC/K)

    bicheno1Hugh Bicheno's new book, Elizabeth's Sea Dogs: How England's Mariners Became the Scourge of the Seas, was released recently worldwide in hardcover and for Kindle.

    Elizabeth's Sea Dogs investigates the rise and fall of a unique group of adventurers - men like Francis Drake, John Hawkins, Martin Frobisher and Walter Raleigh. Seen by the English as heroes but by the Spanish as pirates, they were expert seafarers and controversial characters. This riveting new account reveals them for what they were: extremely tough men in extremely hard times. They sailed, fought, looted and whored their way across the globe;

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  • Ships of Oak - Guns of Iron (HC/K)

    Ships of Oak - Guns of IronRonald D. Utt's new book, Ships of Oak - Guns of Iron: The War of 1812 and the Forging of the American Navy, will be released in hardcover in the US and for Kindle on 4 December 2012. The UK release will be on 20 December 2012.

    The War of 1812 is typically noted for a handful of events: the burning of the White House, the rise of the Star Spangled Banner, and the battle of New Orleans. But in fact the greatest consequence of that distant conflict was the birth of the U.S. Navy. During the War of 1812, America's tiny fleet took on the mightiest naval power on earth, besting the British in a string of victories that stunned both nations.

    In his

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