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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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September 2010

Last month I was privileged to get an interview with S. Thomas Russell ahead of the launch of his new novel in the Maritime adventures of Charles Hayden series 'A Battle Won'.

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 Invasion Year

The Invasion Year (Hardcover) by Dewey Lambdin

It is due for release on 18 January 2011 worldwide

Featured Author

Douglas ReemanEach month I provide a short bio of one of the authors on the site. This month we will look at Alexander Kent.

Alexander Kent is a pen name of Douglas Reeman, a prolific writer of nautical fiction. He first started his series about Richard Bolitho with To Glory we Steer in 1968 and the 30th book In the King's Name, now about Richard's nephew Adam, will be published in February 2011

Books with a release date this month

First editions or first paperback releases this month


Tongues of Serpents

The paperback version of Tongues of Serpents by Naomi Novik is listed for release Worldwide on 2 September 2010. However it is also listed (by the same publisher) on 9 June 2011 so this can not be finally confirmed.

Author Interviews Last Month

A Battle Won

S. Thomas Russell, author of A Battle Won

Among the questions asked were:

Hayden has an unusual background with a French mother and the other characters are all well described. How did you create them?

What’s next in the Maritime adventures of Charles Hayden series?

Read more

Book Reviews

Under Enemy Colors

A review of S.Thomas Russell's Under Enemy Colors by David Hayes

Read the review.

A Battle Won

A review of S.Thomas Russell's A Battle Won by David Hayes

Read the review.

and a review by Richard Spilman

Read the review. Originally published in The Old Salt Blog

The Red Wolf Conspiracy

A review of Robert V. S. Redick's The Red Wolf Conspiracy by Richard Spilman

Read the review. Originally published in The Old Salt Blog


Other News

  There have been a few problems with the mail system of my service provider which means some of you may not have received last months newsletter. If this affected you it is still available via the archive. My apologies for any inconvenience.
King, Ship and Sword The Paperback version of King, Ship, and Sword by Dewey Lambdin is now available for pre-order. It is due to be published worldwide on 4 January 2011.

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