I have read all of the Kindle books by James L. Nelson that I could find: The Norsemen Saga series (6 books); The Brethren of the Coast series (3 books); The French Prize; and Full Fathom Five.
Although I am no historian, it seems that there is much historical authenticity to his novels. His descriptions are sufficiently vivid so to implant visions of the scenes that he paints with his narrative. The stories are alive with portraits of his characters and the reader is able to ascribe well-known traits to these characters, even when the subtle nuance of treachery is mentioned. Regarding nautical authenticity, the author is apparently an accomplished sailor and likely spent time before the mast.
I have read these books with immense satisfaction and would love to see, or should I say “hear,” more of them with Audible narration. I eagerly await a sequel to Full Fathom Five.
- Paperback: 480 pages
- Publisher: CORGIE ADULT; 1 edition (2 March 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0552148385
- ISBN-13: 978-0552148382
- Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 2.8 x 17.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 240 g
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