In the Hour of VictoryA new book by Sam Willis, In the Hour of Victory: The Royal Navy at War in the Age of Nelson, will be released in hardcover worldwide on 1 February 2013.

Between 1794 and 1815 the Royal Navy repeatedly crushed her enemies at sea in a period of military dominance that equals any in history. When Napoleon eventually died in exile, the Lords of the Admiralty ordered that the original battle dispatches from the seven major fleet battles in the period - The Glorious First of June (1794), St Vincent (1797), Camperdown (1797), The Nile (1798), Copenhagen (1801), Trafalgar (1805) and San Domingo (1806) - should be gathered together and presented to the Nation. These letters, written by Britain's Admirals, Captains, Surgeons and Boatswains and sent back home as updates in the midst of these conflicts, were bound in an immense volume, to be preserved and admired as a jewel of British history. Sam Willis stumbled across the volume quite by chance in 2010 languishing in the bowels of the

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Treason's TideThe second book in Robert Wilton's series about the Comptrollerate-General for Scrutiny and Survey, Treason's Tide,  will be released worldwide in paperback on 1 February 2013.

July 1805: Napoleon's army masses across the Channel - Britain is within hours of invasion and defeat. Only one thing stands in the way - an obscure government bureau of murky origins and shadowy purpose: The Comptrollerate General for Scrutiny and Survey. And, rescued from a shipwreck, his past erased, Tom Roscarrock is their newest agent. In England, the man who recruited Roscarrock has disappeared, his agents are turning up dead, and reports of a secret French fleet are panicking the authorities. In France, a plan is underway to shatter the last of England's stability. Behind the clash of fleets and armies, there lies a secret world of intrigue, deception, treachery and violence - and Roscarrock is about to be thrown into it headfirst.

A Baltic AffairAuthor Patrick G. Cox recently released a new novel, A Baltic Affair, which is available in paperback worldwide and for download on Kindle.

Captain Petroc Gray, commander of the ship-rigged sloop of war, HMS Kestrel, is drawn into diplomacy, intrigue, and espionage when he rescues the Freiherr von Dieffenbach and his family off the island of Rügen in the Baltic.

The Freiherr is an important and valuable connection in the struggle to beat the Napoleonic Continental blockade of British trade, and his daughter, Silke, is a delightful young woman with a quick wit, brilliant intelligence, and a keen eye for observing the events unfolding around them.

burnage1Author Roger Burnage recently released the first book in The Merriman Chronicles, a new naval fiction series. A Certain Threat, is available for Kindle download worldwide.

With French Revolutionary agents travelling freely but secretly between Ireland and England and war with France inevitable, the English government of Mr Pitt is desperately anxious to uncover any plots between Irish rebels and the French.

Lieutenant James Merriman with his ship, the sloop Aphrodite, is ordered to the Irish Sea to assist the principal Treasury agent Mr. Grahame in this work. Merriman is plunged headlong into the world of espionage and when Grahame is seriously wounded it falls to Merriman to carry on the investigation.

Young James Merriman must keep all his wits about him to foil these plans especially when his adversary is revealed to be an exceptional French agent Henri Moreau who hopes that by helping the Irish to throw off the English yoke, France will be able to use Irish ports from which to

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First VoyageAuthor David Healey recently released the first book in The Sea Lord Chronicles, a naval fiction series with a fantasy element written for the young adult market. First Voyage, is available in paperback worldwide.

When 14-year-old Alexander Hope is sent by his stingy uncle to become a junior officer in the Royal Navy, he has never seen the sea or been very far from the ramshackle manor house where he grew up. He's also never seen a gryphon. There are high expectations for Alexander, whose famous ancestor was Sir Algernon Hope, a sea elemental who defeated the Spanish Armada and saved England from invasion.

England is once again fighting for survival, this time against the Emperor Napoleon. However, Alexander gets seasick before the ship H.M.S. Resolution leaves harbor and is highly embarrassed when he dives to the deck as a gryphon swoops overhead. He also finds himself at odds with an older boy who has the other junior officers bullied. Homesick and feeling out of place, he wishes he

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