The New Dawlish Chronicles Novel
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1864 – Political folly has brought war upon Denmark. Lacking allies, the country is invaded by the forces of military superpowers Prussia and Austria. Across the Atlantic, civil war rages. It is fought not only on American soil but also on the world’s oceans, as Confederate commerce raiders ravage Union merchant shipping as far away as the East Indies. And now a new raider, a powerful modern ironclad, is nearing completion in a British shipyard. But funds are lacking to pay for her armament and the Union government is pressing Britain to prevent her sailing . . .
Just returned from Royal Navy service in the West Indies, the young Nicholas Dawlish finds himself plunged into the horrors of a siege, shore-bombardment, raiding and battle in the cold North Sea.
In other books of the Dawlish Chronicles series, Dawlish is met as an experienced and resourceful officer, but in 1864 he is still an innocent who must learn fast – very fast – if he is to survive.