The Time of Terror
Book 1, The Nathan Peake Novels - A Novel
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Patrolling the south coast of England in 1793 for smugglers, Commander Nathan Peake finds himself unhappy with his commission and desperate for some action. After revolutionary Frenchmen kill their own king and declare war on England, he gets his opportunity. Peake is entrusted with a vital mission to wreck the French economy by smuggling millions of French banknotes across the English Channel and into the heart of Paris. As he reluctantly embarks on the task of undermining the Revolution, opposition to the terror mounts, and he is soon forced to leave Paris and find the British squadrons in the storm-tossed Atlantic. Perfect for fans of nautical fiction, this humorous and well-researched tale portrays an upper-class, highly educated officer who values both action and reflection.
From Publishers Weekly
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A wonderful read
A wonderful read of a terrible time that I only knew a little of thru high school European history. A reminder that freedom is fragile and must be defended against those who would use that freedom to destroy it.
The plot was a little episodic and left gapping holes as a result but they did not prevent the story from moving along.
Well written, interesting historical novel.
The Time of the Terror
Not an easy read. Had to look up a lot of words. But, so worth the challenge. I finished it in three days. I thought the characters were developed well without getting to bogged down. And no trite happy ending but tender and hopeful.
- Category: Fiction & Literature
- Published: Apr 01, 2010
- Publisher: McBooks Press
- Seller: Chicago Review Press, Inc. DBA Independent Publishers Group
- Print Length: 352 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, The Nathan Peake Novels