Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Astrodene Review The Sallee Rovers

Up until now, no reviewer dedicated to the large and popular field of nautical fiction has reviewed Pirates of the Narrow Seas. I have been in suspense wondering how the book would rate with an audience that is large and knowledgeable in the field. I am therefore very gratified that Astrodene, owner of the large and handsome 'Historic Naval Fiction' website has given The Sallee Rovers a positive review.

Although he told me privately that it was such a good book he stayed up late to finish it, his review--like all of his reviews--is conducted with typical British restraint.

A few excerpts:

"This novel starts in traditional HNF style with Lieutenant Peter Thornton and his friend Lieutenant Roger Perry attending the Admiralty and recieving orders for the Frigate Ajax. However from that point onwards the narrative is very fresh. [...] The various characters are given well rounded individual personalities which it is a joy to follow the development of and whilst there is an M/M romance element to the book, to class it as such is to do it an injustice. It is a good swashbuckling naval novel."

Read the complete review:

He also reposted the entirely of Nan Hawthorne's very thorough review (with her permission).


1 comment:

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