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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 2011

There are no new naval fiction titles out this month although some non-fiction be popular authors will be available.

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 Mountain of Gold

The Hardcover version of The Mountain of Gold by J. D. Davies (previously only in paperback) is now available for pre-order worldwide. It will be released on 31 January 2012.

The Invasion Year The Paperback version of The Invasion Year by Dewey Lambdin is now available for pre-order worldwide. It will be released on 3 January 2012.
In the King's Name The Paperback version of In the King's Name by Alexander Kent is now available for pre-order worldwide. It will be released on 2 February 2012.

Non Fiction

The Great Pirate Legends Debunked Author Benerson Little has a new book, The Great Pirate Legends Debunked: Authentic Details of Sea Rover History More Extraordinary Than the Myths , which will be available in paperback in the UK on 1 October 2011. Currently it is not listed for release in the US until 1 September 2012.
Master and Madman Peter Thomas and Nicholas Tracy have a new book out which is now available for pre-order in hardcover, Master and Madman: The Surprising Rise and Disastrous Fall of the Hon Anthony Lockwood RN. Release date 15 March 2012.

Featured Author

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

Dewey LambdinDewey Lambdin, a self-described navy brat, has been a sailor since 1976, with a special taste for cruising the Gulf of Mexico in his sloop. A member of the Naval Institute, he makes his home in Nashville, Tennessee.

He is writing a series of books about Alan Lewrie, which starts in 1780 when Lewrie, who is a Rake, is sent to sea to get him out of the way

Books with a release date this month

First editions or first paperback releases this month

Non Fiction

The Sea Painter's World

The Sea Painter's World: The New Marine Art of Geoff Hunt, 2003-2010 by Geoff Hunt is due to be released worldwide in Hardcover on 1 September 2011

The Glorious First of June

The Glorious First of June by Sam Willis is due to be released worldwide in Hardcover on 29 September 2011

Book Reviews

Heart of Oak

A review of M. Kei's Heart of Oak by Astrodene

Read the review.

The Emperor's Gold

A review of Robert Wilton's The Emperor's Gold by Astrodene

Read the review.

A review of Tom Grundner's Acre by Alaric Bond

Read the review.


Other News

  There have been some technical issues with the site this month resulting in it being down for maintenance at times. If this has affected you I apologise for any inconvenience.

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