The Price of Glory (Nathan Peake, #3)
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The Price of Glory (Nathan Peake #3)

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The third novel in this epic, thrilling series of war and villainy on the high seas, featuring Captain Nathan Peake.

Nathan Peake charts a perilous course through the treacherous seas off Brittany and into the even more dangerous waters of post-Revolutionary Paris. There he encounters two of the most beautiful and scandalous courtesans in history - and their little toy sold...more
Paperback, 375 pages
Published 2010 by Headline
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Larry
Among the successors to C. S. Forester (still the gold standard), Seth Hunter ranks high: Right behind Dewey Lambdin's early books and just ahead of Jay Worrall and S. Thomas Russell. Hunter is in good company. "The Price of Glory" is the third in five (so far) novels about Nathan Peake, a young and lucky captain in the king's navy during the wars of the French Revolution and Napoleon. Peake is in command of HMS Unicorn, which is part of a small force meant to land several thousand French emigré...more
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It may come as no surprise that I've read a fair bit of historical fiction in my time, but I have to say this book has taken the prize, after many years for the most entertaining! Swashbuckling derring-do adventure, excellent salting of historical figures, a wholly believable and likeable protagonist, all set in amongst a swirling backdrop of post-revolutionary France, Georgian London, and, of course, the high seas. The best piece of fiction I've read in a long time.
Steve Williams
It may come as no surprise that I've read a fair bit of historical fiction in my time, but I have to say this book has taken the prize, after many years for the most entertaining! Swashbuckling derring-do adventure, excellent salting of historical figures, a wholly believable and likeable protagonist, all set in amongst a swirling backdrop of post-revolutionary France, Georgian London, and, of course, the high seas. The best piece of fiction I've read in a long time.
Jeff Frane
It's not easy coming up with original stories and characters from the British Navy in the late 18th Century, a period well-covered by writers of historical fiction. Hunter is a terrific storyteller with a great understanding of the period and the ability to create very real and likeable characters. My local library seems to be dropping the series after this volume, but I've got the fourth ordered.
Nigel
thoroughly enjoyable, superbly informative and incredibly entertaining. This was probably worth a four and a half but you get the impression that sometimes the story becomes secondary to the History lesson that Hunter so clearly wants to give you. Elequently written I'm probably being a bit picky, I wish, once again I'd started with number one in the series.
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A pseudonym used by Paul Bryers

Seth Hunter is the pseudonym of the author of a number of highly acclaimed and prize-winning adult and children's novels. He has written and directed many historical dramas for television, radio and the theatre and adapted and directed films by playwrights such as Arthur Miller and Michael Bulgakov. He is a member of The Writers Guild of Great Britain, the Director's...more
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