Release Date: 03/07/14
Publisher: John Murray
Autumn,1643. As an increasingly bitter war rages across England, Captain
Innocent Stryker leaves Oxford with orders to recover a lost treasure,
vital to the success of the Royalist cause. But a seemingly simple
mission to the remote Scilly Isles is soon jeopardised, for enemies lie
in wait. A formidable Parliamentarian agent has been sent ahead of
Stryker's force, intent on defeating Royalist plans. Feared by ally and
enemy alike, he is a man whose determination is only matched by his
hatred for Stryker. The quest for the gold takes Stryker across
storm-ravaged seas, through enemy territory and finally to the Royalist
stronghold of Basing House. And it is there that Stryker will face his
most dangerous challenge yet.
If you love Historical Fiction and want kickass action, solid plotlines and of course danger coming from every direction then you really have to read Michael Arnold. He has a great way of bringing the English Civil War to life as well as blending historical fact into the tale to help give it an extra edge.
Back this up with great prose, magical pace and of course a lead character that you just love to spend time around makes this a series that is not only a pure joy to read but a wonderful piece of escapism from the real world. Great stuff.