'HORNBLOWER, AUBREY AND QUINTON, A PANTHEON OF THE BEST ADVENTURES AT SEA!' – CONN IGGULDEN
An unexpected encounter with the last survivor of Britain’s most notorious dynasty prompts the ancient Matthew Quinton to look back on his first experiences of battle, conspiracy and love.
As a seventeen-year-old Ensign in the last remnant of the Cavalier army, Quinton finds himself charged with a desperate mission to Oliver Cromwell’s England.
Unexpected enemies and allies abound as Matthew attempts to elude the Lord Protector’s feared Ironsides before facing his destiny on the beaches of Dunkirk, as Europe’s greatest armies fight to the death in the titanic Battle of the Dunes.
Not to mention a fateful meeting with someone who will play a very special part in his life…
This thrilling novella – an e-book exclusive – is both a perfect introduction to the acclaimed Matthew Quinton series, and a welcome bonus for die-hard fans.
Praise for J D Davies
‘Utterly impossible to put down…finely shaded characters, excellent plotting, gut-clenching action and immaculate attention to period detail… Superb’ — Angus Donald, author of The Outlaw Chronicles
‘Swashbuckling suspense, royal intrigue, and high seas naval action…an excellent series’ — Publishers Weekly
‘Hornblower, Aubrey and Quinton — a pantheon of the best adventures at sea!’ — Conn Iggulden
J. D. Davies was born in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire. Educated at Jesus College, Oxford, he is one of the foremost authorities on the seventeenth-century navy and has written widely on the subject, most recently in Pepys’s Navy: Ships, Men and Warfare, 1649-1689, which won the Samuel Pepys Award in 2009.