The Guardship

The Guardship

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Book One of the Brethren of the Coast trilogy, featuring Thomas Marlowe With the bounty from his years as a pirate - a life he intends to renounce and keep forever secret - Thomas Marlowe purchases a fine Virginia plantation from a beautiful young widow, Elizabeth Tinling. Soon afterwards, while defending her honour, he kills the favourite son of one of the colony's most powerful families in a duel. But in a clever piece of manoeuvring he manages to win command of the Plymouth Prize, the colony's decrepit guardship, and is charged with leading the King's sailors in bloody pitched battle against the cutthroats who infest the waters off Virginia's shores. A threat from his illicit past appears, however, as an old pirate enemy plots to seize the colony's wealth, forcing Marlowe to choose between losing all - or facing the one man he fears.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 106 x 178 x 28mm | 245g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • maps
  • 0552148385
  • 9780552148382
  • 2,133,917

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"'A master both of his period and of the English language'" -- Patrick O'Brian "'Brilliant...Readers will gladly be swept along by a wonderful plot'" * Publishers Weekly *show more

About James Nelson

James Nelson has served as a seaman, rigger, boatswain and officer on a number of sailing vessels. He is the author of the five books comprising his The Revolution at Sea saga and The Brethren of the Coast trilogy. He lives with his wife and children in Maine. His web site can be found at www.jameslnelson.com.show more

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349 ratings
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4 45% (158)
3 20% (70)
2 5% (17)
1 1% (4)
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