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  • Published: 30 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9781473509757
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480

The Guardship




A thrilling new naval adventure about a brave man with a secret past.

Book One of the Brethren of the Coast trilogy, featuring Thomas Marlowe

With the bounty from his years as a pirate - a life he intends to renounce and keep forever secret - Thomas Marlowe purchases a fine Virginia plantation from a beautiful young widow, Elizabeth Tinling. Soon afterwards, while defending her honour, he kills the favourite son of one of the colony's most powerful families in a duel. But in a clever piece of manoeuvring he manages to win command of the Plymouth Prize, the colony's decrepit guardship, and is charged with leading the King's sailors in bloody pitched battle against the cutthroats who infest the waters off Virginia's shores.

A threat from his illicit past appears, however, as an old pirate enemy plots to seize the colony's wealth, forcing Marlowe to choose between losing all - or facing the one man he fears.

  • Pub date: 30 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9781473509757
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480

About the Author

James Nelson

James Nelson has served as a seaman, rigger, boatswain and officer on a number of sailing vessels. His novel Glory in the Name: A Novel of the Confederate Navy was the winner of the American Library Association's 2004 W.Y. Boyd Award for Excellence in Military Fiction. He is also the author of the five books comprising The Revolution at Sea Saga and The Brethren of the Coast trilogy. His first non-fiction book is Reign of Iron: The Story of the First Battling Ironclads, the Monitor and the Merrimack. He lives with his wife and children in Maine.

His web site can be found at: www.jameslnelson.com

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Praise for The Guardship

“'A master both of his period and of the English language'”

Patrick O'Brian

“'Brilliant...Readers will gladly be swept along by a wonderful plot'”

Publishers Weekly


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