Gentleman Captain

gentlemen and tarpaulins, according to their merits. Take our own voyage. I, a gentleman, have one of the commands, and Captain Judge, a tarpaulin, the other—' 'Yes, sir,' said Kit, 'but my point is that the day must come when we have ...

Gentleman Captain

Heroism, gunpowder and treachery in the Royal Navy. The first in an extraordinary series of naval adventures 1662: After Matthew Quinton sunk the first ship he was given to command, he is surprised when the King gives him captaincy of H.M.S. Jupiter with orders to stamp out a Scottish rebellion. This time Quinton is determined to prove his worth. In a country of divided loyalties, Charles II needs someone he can trust, and – with an elder brother deep in the King’s confidence – Matthew is one of the few eligible candidates. But now Quinton must face an unruly crew, suspicions of murder, stirrings of conspiracy and the angry seas. Will treason be found in Scotland... or is it lurking closer to home? Packed with gripping naval adventure, Gentleman Captain is the first in the epic Matthew Quinton Journals. It will enthral fans of Julian Stockwin, C.S. Forester’s Hornblower and Patrick O'Brian. ‘Hornblower, Aubrey and Quinton – a pantheon of the best adventures at sea!’ Conn Iggulden ‘Swashbuckling suspense, royal intrigue, and high seas naval action ... an excellent series’ Publishers Weekly ‘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 The Matthew Quinton Journals 1. Gentleman Captain 2. The Mountain of Gold 3. The Blast that Tears the Skies 4. The Lion of Midnight 5. The Battle of the Ages 6. The Rage of Fortune 7. Death's Bright Angel 8. The Devil Upon the Wave

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