Astrodene’s Historic Naval fiction is pleased to have obtained an Interview with Tom Grundner who’s new book Acre is now available in paperback and ebook formats worldwide.
What can you tell us about Sidney Smith’s new adventures in Acre, without spoiling the plot for readers?
It takes place in one of the most dramatic periods of the Napoleonic era.
The British think Napoleon is trapped in Egypt when the French fleet is destroyed by Nelson at the Battle of the Nile. Alas, Napoleon doesn’t see it that way and decides to march his army around the eastern end of the Mediterranean toward Constantinople.
Sir Sidney Smith has been given command of all British warships in the eastern Mediterranean (both of them) and realizes he has to stop Napoleon at a nearly indefensible city called Acre. If he doesn’t, Napoleon could conquer Constantinople and either move east to invade India, or lead a half-million man army into Europe through the backdoor.
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