Exciting competition combined with exciting newsOld Salt Press, that exciting development in fine maritime independent publishing, is on the verge of proudly overseeing the publication of the third in the Dawlish Chronicles series, the as yet unnamed latest adventure of a most unusual naval hero.
Britannia's Wolf, to see what I mean.
This was followed by a second, Britannia's Reach, that could not have been more different in tone and setting, but was a thriller grounded in the same thorough research, with the same sense of being there that only very good writers can convey.
As author Antoine Vanner explains on his blog, "The title, for now, is “Britannia’s X” – with “X” being undisclosed for now. I’m therefore offering signed copies of the novel to the first three successful guesses as to what “X” stands for."
Clues? Well, having read a recent draft of the book, I can drop a couple of hints. The action happens April to November 1881. It begins in the northern Adriatic and then rapidly shifts continents. And American readers are going to like this book, a lot. And, like the first two books, it relies on technical innovation and technical brilliance.
As I said some time ago, Vanner is the Tom Clancy of historical naval fiction.
Send it your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org before 10 November 2014.