The Winds of Folly

The Winds of Folly

A Nathan Peake Novel

Seth Hunter


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A compelling new historical naval adventure from a master of maritime storytelling. 1796: Nathan Peake, captain of the frigate Unicorn is sent with a small squadron into the Adriatic to help bring Venice into an Italian alliance with Britain against the French. He establishes a British naval presence, harrying the French corsairs that swarm out of Ancona in Italy and confronts the politics of "intrigue, poison and the stiletto" in Venice, but learns that Bonaparte is negotiating a peace deal with the Austrians--Britain's only remaining ally. Worse, the Spanish are about to ally with the French. Nathan returns to the Unicorn and rejoins Nelson for the decisive Battle of St. Vincent against the entire Spanish fleet.


Seth Hunter:
Seth Hunter is the pseudonym of Paul Bryers, the author of a number of highly acclaimed novels for adults and children. In a Pig's Ear was named as one of the Guardian's six best novels of the year. Bryers's latest YA novel, Spooked, was published in 2013. He has written and directed many historical dramas for British television, radio, and the theatre. Bryers lives in London and is a member of The Writers Guild of Great Britain, the Director's Guild and PEN. He teaches MA courses in Advanced Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Writing at the University of Winchester.