* Fact and fiction are combined to produce a fascinating recreation of a bygone world at war.*The first omnibus of a successful adventure series featuring Nathaniel Drinkwater.
Comprising AN EYE OF THE FLEET, A KING'S CUTTER and BRIG OF WAR, this omnibus edition contains the first three Nathaniel Drinkwater chronicles.
AN EYE OF THE FLEET - sees Nathaniel Drinkwater engaged in dramatic action off the coast of Spain in Admiral Rodney's famous Moonlight Battle and the capture of the Santa Teresa. But his adventures also bring rebellion on board and a perilous expedition into the Carolina swamps.
A KING'S CUTTER - Clandestine operations off the coast of France aboard the twelve-gun cutter Kestrel involves Drinkwater in the French Revolution; rescuing refugees from Madame Guillotine and helping British agents infiltrate France.
A BRIG OF WAR - at the request of Nelson himself, Drinkwater is despatched to the Red Sea on an urgent mission. Soon he is on a thrilling naval operation on the flank of Napoleon's Egyptian campaign.
Packed with exciting incident, worthy of wide appeal to those who love thrilling nautical encounters and the sea - NAUTICAL MAGAZINE
A rollocking good read for those who enjoy talk of mizzens, muzzles and midshipmen. - BRISTOL EVENING POST
[A] stirring tale. - COVENTRY EVENING TELEGRAPH
Richard Woodman is well-known for his Nathaniel Drinkwater series of historical naval novels, a dozen other sea-stories, histories of the development of ships and works on sea-power during the Napoleonic Wars. He has also produced two widely acclaimed studies of convoys operations during the Second World War, Malta Convoys and Arctic Convoys.