Lords Of The Ocean

Lords Of The Ocean

A thrilling and exciting maritime adventure that will have you on the edge of your seat…


Perfect for fans of Patrick O'Brian and C.S.Forester, this is a dramatic and action-packed naval adventure from bestselling author James Nelson full of vim and vigour!

"Nelson writes with the eagerness of a young man sailing his first command" -- Patrick O'Brian

"First class historical action" - ***** Reader review
"Authenticity runs throughout the books, carrying total conviction" - Patrick O'Brian
"A thrilling read..." - ***** Reader review
"Smashing Good Read!" - ***** Reader review



: A fleet of British transport ships are looming off Staten Island, while the remnants of General George Washington's army huddle behind hastily constructed fortifications on Brooklyn Heights. There, Washington is preparing for the final destruction of the Continental army.

Captain Isaac Biddlecomb receives a monumental order: to transport to France the most dangerous secret weapon in the country's arsenal: scientist and philosopher Benjamin Franklin.

Biddlecomb's seemingly simple mission to deliver Franklin to the court of Louis XVI is just the first volley in a grand scheme. While he is boldly raiding the English coast and Franklin is discussing strategy at Versailles, they both conspire to blow French neutrality out of the water - and turn the colonial uprising into a full-scale war...

Lords of the Ocean is the fourth novel in James Nelson's Revolution at Sea series. Biddlecomb's story continues in All The Brave Fellows. Have you read By Force of Arms, The Maddest Idea and The Continental Risque, his first three adventures?


  • 'Nelson handles deftly the O'Brian dominated maritime genre with... tense action and battle sequences'
    Publishers Weekly

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