adc_cov2At Drake’s Command: The Adventures  of Peregrine James During the Second Circumnavigation of the World by David Wesley Hill
Genre: Historical Fiction – Sea Adventure
Price: $2.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon

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It was as fine a day to be whipped as any he’d ever seen but the good weather didn’t make Peregrine James any happier with the situation he was in. Unfairly convicted of a crime he had not committed, the young cook was strung from the      whipping post on the Plymouth quayside when he caught the eye of the charismatic sea captain Francis Drake, who agreed to accept Perry among his crew despite the stripes of a thief on his back.

Soon England was receding in their wake and Perry was serving an unsavory collection of sea dogs as the small fleet of fragile wood ships sailed across the deep brine. Their destination was secret, known to Drake alone. Few sailors believed the public avowal that the expedition was headed for Alexandria to trade in currants.  Some men suspected Drake planned a raid across Panama to attack the Spanish in the Pacific. Others were sure the real plan was to round the Cape of Storms to break the Portuguese monopoly of the spice trade. The only thing Perry knew for certain was that they      were bound for danger and that he must live by his wits if he were to survive serving at Drake’s command.

What they’re saying about it:

“Readers of nautical fiction shouldn’t miss this book.” —Historical Novel Society

“Hill is in good company with C.S. Forester and      Patrick O’Brian.” —Los Angeles Maritime Museum        Library

At Drake’s Command, by David Wesley Hill,      is a godsend to readers …” —Awesome Indies

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