Paints a vivid picture
I was turning the pages almost indecently fast
'Stockwin assembles an exciting and suspenseful historical loaded with action, intrigue, treachery, and the bloody gore of 1805 warfare'
A born storyteller and a man with a vivid imagination . . . his research is accurate and first class.
Praise for BETRAYAL: 'Stockwin, who based this tale on a factual debacle easily overlooked by history, is a master of Napoleonic-era atmosphere and rich descriptions of the military, politics, and society. With the last two books, Stockwin's series is approaching the level of C.S. Forester's Hornblower books.'
This heady adventure blends fact and fiction in rich, authoritative detail.
More historically accurate than the Patrick O'Brian series
Stockwin's descriptions of the bloody reality of naval combat 200 years ago are memorably vivid
Another thundering good read for those who love seagoing stories in the Hornblower mould