O'Steen writes the Nathan Beauchamp of the Royal Navy series. These
Napoleonic War stories follow the naval career of a young British lad
from a well to do family with a long line of naval officers. The series
is a welcome addition to the nautical lore and serves as an entry level
to the new reader of this genre by providing fast paced action without
the often confusing details of sail and ship handling found in the
traditional book of the genre.
Pirate Tales from the
nations oldest city, St. Augustine, Florida is steeped in the history
of four nations, Spain, Britain, The Confederate States of American and
the United Stated of America. Yet the old city was founded to defend
the Spanish Treasure ships from pirates. For the first two hundred plus
years, pirates and privateers had a dramatic effect on this rustic
city. Now Black Raven Adventures and Joseph O'Steen brings you the high
lights of those blood thirsty villains of the sea.
Peace of Amiens has ended, The Napoleonic Wars at Sea have begun and
Lieutenant Nathan Beauchamp of the Royal Navy is ordered home for
reassignment to the rebuilding fleet. As temporary first officer of the
Brig HMS Sampson, Beauchamp captures the privateer
cutter Bateuse, as the Sampson
sinks beneath him. Now he must stop the French Pirate/Privateer Roseau
from taking British merchant ships.
A former Dutch merchantman is taken into the
Royal Navy, armed, and outfitted as a pirate raider. Commander Nathan
Beauchamp is given command and ordered to the Spanish Florida Keys to
prevent the San Pedro's treasure from falling into
Irish hands. His Majesty's pirate ship Hawk sets
sail on an adventure of danger, romance and the pursuit of honor.
The Tall Ship
on our covers is the Royaliste. She is a 71' OA gaff-rigged,
square-tops'l ketch refit to specifications of an 18th-century dispatch
gunboat/bomb ketch. Her owner and Captain, Gary Bergman, Has her
outfitted as a non-profit privateer/pirate ship for the preservation of
the Tall Ship. To find out more about this wonderful ship visit Captain
Special Thanks to the Nathan
Beauchamp Series Cover Photographer, Claire
Britton-Warren. Claire is a key crewmember of the Pirate Ship
Royaliste. Please visit
Tales of the Seven Seas web site to view her photos of the
Royaliste and her other pirate re-enactment events.
Order by Mail
Order your Signed Copy of Falcon's Revenge
or Pursuit of Honor from the Author. Please include who the book is to
be addressed to.
$13.95 plus $2 Shipping each. (US and
Send Check or Money order to:
755 Delespine Ave.
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