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Astrodene's Historic Naval Fiction Log Book - Your regular update of what's new in nautical literature set in the Age of Sail

April 2014

There is news of 3 brand new naval fiction titles this month together with some non fiction titles.

Brief information is given below with links to the full website articles.

Recent Latest Release Articles

This month articles have appeared about the following books which have been published or are available for pre-order


The King's Marauder

The latest Alan Lewrie novel by Dewey Lambdin titled The King's Marauder, is now available in hardcover worldwide.

Commodore Levy: A Novel of Early America in the Age of Sail

A fictionalised account of the life of Uriah Phillips Levy USN by Irving Litvag, Commodore Levy: A Novel of Early America in the Age of Sail, is available for pre-order. It will be available in Paperback on 30 March 2014 in the UK and 15 April 2014 in the US.

Non Fiction

Scotland and the Sea: The Scottish Dimension in Maritime History

Nick Robins new book, Scotland and the Sea: The Scottish Dimension in Maritime History, is now available in hardcover in the UK. It will be released on 15 April 2014 in the US.

Other Nautical Fiction

The Wrath of Brotherhood

Ozgur K. Sahin recently released the first book in a new pirate fiction series Brethren of the Spanish Main. The Wrath of Brotherhood it is available in ebook versions.

Featured Author

Each month I provide a short bio of one of the authors on the site. This month we will look at John Jennings

John JenningsJohn Edward Jennings (1906-1973) was an American historical novelist, author of many best-selling novels of American history and seagoing adventure. He also wrote several nonfiction books on history.

He was born in Brooklyn, New York and studied engineering and literature at Columbia University. He had his first experience of seafaring at age 19 as a hand aboard a tramp steamer in the Black Sea and eastern Mediterranean. In World War II he served as a lieutenant commander in the US Navy and was the head of the US Naval Aviation History Unit.

Books with a release date this month

First editions or first paperback releases this month


How Dark the Night

How Dark the Night by William C. Hammond (Hardcover - Worldwide)

The publication date is 15 April 2014, although some sourcess show it as already available.

Non Fiction

Scotland and the Sea

Scotland and the Sea: The Scottish Dimension in Maritime History by Nick Robins (Hardcover - US)

It is due for release on 15 April 2014

A listing of books to be released in the future is available via the Releases Calendar

Book Reviews

Mean Sun

David Hayes reviews Mean Sun by Gerry Garibaldi

Read the review.

Song of the Mokihana

David Hayes reviews Song of the Mokihana by T. D. Matzenik

Read the review.

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