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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

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February 2012

There are no new titles out this month, just three paperback edition releases.

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 Winds of Folly

The Paperback version of The Winds of Folly by Seth Hunter is now available for pre-order worldwide. It is due to be published on 2 February 2012 and this is the first version that will be available in the US.

Non Fiction

Bonhomme Richard vs Serapis: Flamborough Head 1779

Mark Lardas has a new book which is available for pre-order in paperback, Bonhomme Richard vs Serapis: Flamborough Head 1779. It will be released wordlwide on 20 June 2012.

Featured Author

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

Edwin ThomasEdwin Thomas wrote a series titled 'The Reluctant Adventures of Martin Jerrold' which had a principal character with quite a few faults. The authors website indicates that the series was abandoned by the publisher so there will presumably be no more books in the series

Books with a release date this month

First editions or first paperback releases this month


The Mountain of Gold

The Mountain of Gold by J. D. Davies (Paperback - US)

It is due for release on 2 February 2012

In the King's Name

In the King's Name by Alexander Kent (Paperback - World)

It is due for release on 2 February 2012

The Wind's of Folly

The Winds of Folly by Seth Hunter (Paperback - World)

It is due for release on 2 February 2012

Book Reviews

The Perfect Wreck

A review of Steven E. Maffeo's The Perfect Wreck by fellow author Alaric Bond

Read the review.

Gather the Shadowmen: The Lords of the Ocean

A Review of Mark M. McMillin's Gather the Shadowmen: The Lords of the Ocean by David Hayes

Read the review.


The review of Seymour Hamilton's Astreya Trilogy by David Hayes has been updated to include the third book of the Trilogy.

Read the review.

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