The Guardship: Book One Of The Brethren Of The Coast by James Nelson

The Guardship: Book One Of The Brethren Of The Coast

byJames Nelson

Kobo ebook | October 13, 2009

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Shortly after Thomas Marlowe's arrival in Williamsburg, Virginia, all in that newfound capital city are speaking his name. With the bounty from his years as a pirate--a life he intends to renounce and keep forever secret--he purchases a fine plantation from a striking young widow, and soon after kills the favorite son of one of Virginia's most powerful clans while defending her honor. But it is a daring feat of remarkable cunning that truly sets local tongues wagging: a stunning move that wins Marlowe command of Plymouth Prize, the colony's decrepit guardship.

But even as the enigmatic Marlowe bravely leads 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 looms on the horizon that could doom Marlowe and his plans. Jean-Pierre LeRois, captain of the Vengeance--a brigand notorious even among other brigands for his violence and debauchery--plots to seize the colony's wealth, forcing Marlowe to choose between losing all or facing the one man he fears. Only an explosive confrontation on the open sea can determine whether the Chesapeake will be ruled by the crown or the Brethren of the Coast.

Shortly after Thomas Marlowe's arrival in Williamsburg, Virginia, all in that newfound capital city are speaking his name. With the bounty from his years as a pirate--a life he intends to renounce and keep forever secret--he purchases a fine plantation from a striking young widow, and soon after kills the favorite son of one of Virginia's most powerful clans while defending her honor. But it is a daring feat of remarkable cunning that truly sets local tongues wagging: a stunning move that wins Marlowe command of Plymouth Prize, the colony's decrepit guardship.

But even as the enigmatic Marlowe bravely leads 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 looms on the horizon that could doom Marlowe and his plans. Jean-Pierre LeRois, captain of the Vengeance--a brigand notorious even among other brigands for his violence and debauchery--plots to seize the colony's wealth, forcing Marlowe to choose between losing all or facing the one man he fears. Only an explosive confrontation on the open sea can determine whether the Chesapeake will be ruled by the crown or the Brethren of the Coast.

Title:The Guardship: Book One Of The Brethren Of The CoastFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 13, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061853178

ISBN - 13:9780061853173

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly exceptional As a passionate fan of naval saga's, I have searched for and read almost every book written covering naval history from the 1600's to the 1800's. These include the works of C.S. Forester, Patrick O'Brian, & Alexander Kent to name a few. How absolutely delighted I was to come across the Guardship, quite by accident .... and it turned out to be one of the very best reads I have had in a long, long, time. James Nelson is an exceptional writer, with the gift of taking you there in a style that is fast, suspenseful, historically accurate and more. This is a real page turner. The plot is developed with a true measure of historical sweep and detail, and its placement in colonial American times provides an exceptional contrast to the English based novels typical of this genre. I can't wait for the next book of this series !!
Date published: 2000-09-03