The Winds of Folly (HC)

Author Seth Hunter has a new novel which is now available for pre-order in hardcover, The Winds of Folly, due for release on 7 July 2011 in the UK.

1796: Nathan Peake, captain of the frigate Unicorn is sent with a small squadron into the Adriatic to help bring Venice into an Italian alliance against the French. He establishes a British naval presence, harrying the French corsairs that swarm out of Ancona in Italy. While Nathan confronts the politics of ‘intrigue, poison and the stiletto’ in Venice, his mission is further complicated by the arrival of Napoleon Bonaparte’s aide de camp, Junot. Recognising Nathan as the ‘American’ who saved Bonaparte’s life in Paris, Junot invites him to army headquarters where he unwillingly joins the French in a victorious battle against the Austrians.

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Hunt for White Gold HC/PB

Author Mark Keating has a new novel which is now available for pre-order in the UK, Hunt for White Gold, in both Hardcover and Paperback.Sold by his father for four guineas, Patrick Devlin was working as a servant to Royal Navy Captain John Coxon when he was catpured by pirates. Now, Devlin has himself become one of the most feared pirates in the world – and Coxon his most bitter foe.But in this thrilling new historical adventure it is not gold that Devlin is chasing, but something even more valuable.The early 18th Century is obsessed with the flavours of the New World – coffee and chocolate. And only one material enables the kings, queens and rising middle classes of Europe to drink without burning their fingers on the handles of their cups – Chinese porcelain.

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