Dientes de Diablo,
With his first
historical high-seas adventure chronicling the exploits of Naval Commander
Charles Edgemont, Jay Worrall sets sail in the rousing tradition of C. S.
Forester and Patrick O’Brian.
The year is 1797.
Napoleon Buonaparte is racking up impressive wins in the field against the
enemies of revolutionary France. On the seas, England is putting up a staunch
When a modest fleet
of British ships off the coast of Portugal encounters a larger force of Spanish
vessels on their way to rendezvous with the French, the English are quick to
seize the opportunity for a victory—even at the risk of a calamitous defeat.
Charles Edgemont is second lieutenant aboard the HMS Argonaut, the smallest
ship in the British line of battle. When orders come for the Argonaut to engage
in an all-but-suicidal maneuver to cut off the escape of the Spanish ships, he
leads his gun crews bravely—until the death of the captain and the first
lieutenant elevates him to command of the stricken vessel. In the chaos that
follows, his defiant refusal to yield under enemy fire earns him a permanent
Thanks to the purse
awarded him by the Admiralty after the fight, Charles is wealthy beyond his
wildest dreams. But there are challenges when he returns home after years at
sea. His newfound riches will prove no help when it comes to winning the heart
of Penelope Brown, the feisty Quaker with whom Charles falls in love. Even more
of a hindrance is his profession, for Penelope regards war as sinful and
soldiers as little better than murderers.
mind may just be the hardest battle Charles has ever fought—at least until
fresh orders send him back to sea, where he faces a more traditional and
equally formidable adversary in a series of stirring battles of will and might. Download and start listening now!