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The Queen's Captain: Colonial Series Book 3

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In October 1863, Ian Steele, having taken on the identity of Captain Samuel Forbes, is fighting the Pashtun on the north-west frontier in India. Half a world away, the real Samuel Forbes is a lieutenant in the 3rd New York Volunteers and is facing the Confederates at the Battle of Mission Ridge in Tennessee. Neither is aware their lives will change beyond recognition in the year to come.

In London, Ella, the love of Ian's life, is unhappily married to Count Nikolai Kasatkin. As their relationship sours further, she tries to reclaim the son she and Ian share, but Nikolai makes a move that sees the boy sent far from Ella's reach.

As 1864 dawns, Ian is posted to the battlefields of the Waikato in New Zealand, where he comes face to face with an old nemesis. As the ten-year agreement between Steele and Forbes nears its end, their foe is desperate to catch them out and cruel all their hopes for the future...

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760555344
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pub Date: 10/11/2020
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Sagas
    Fiction & related items / War & combat fiction
    Fiction & related items / Historical fiction
    Fiction & related items / Historical adventure
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Pages: 368
  • Price: $32.99

In October 1863, Ian Steele, having taken on the identity of Captain Samuel Forbes, is fighting the Pashtun on the north-west frontier in India. Half a world away, the real Samuel Forbes is a lieutenant in the 3rd New York Volunteers and is facing the Confederates at the Battle of Mission Ridge in Tennessee. Neither is aware their lives will change beyond recognition in the year to come.

In London, Ella, the love of Ian's life, is unhappily married to Count Nikolai Kasatkin. As their relationship sours further, she tries to reclaim the son she and Ian share, but Nikolai makes a move that sees the boy sent far from Ella's reach.

As 1864 dawns, Ian is posted to the battlefields of the Waikato in New Zealand, where he comes face to face with an old nemesis. As the ten-year agreement between Steele and Forbes nears its end, their foe is desperate to catch them out and cruel all their hopes for the future...

Author Information

Peter has been a soldier, articled clerk to a solicitor, prawn trawler deckhand, builder's labourer, pipe layer, real estate salesman, private investigator, police sergeant and adviser to the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary. He has lived and worked with Aboriginal people, Pacific Islander people, Vietnamese and Papuans and speaks, reads and writes Vietnamese and Pidgin. He now lives at Maclean, on the Clarence River in northern New South Wales. He is a volunteer firefighter with the Rural Fire service, and is interested in fishing and the vast opens spaces of outback Queensland.

AUTHOR EVENTS

13 March 2021

Join Peter Watt at Words Out West as he discusses his novel THE QUEEN'S CAPTAIN.

10:00 AM

MyAll 107, Library Floor
107 Drayton Street Dalby QLD 4405 Website



27 March 2021

Join 42 local and national authors to hear first-hand how writers create and publish work. Learn at writing workshops, get writing and publishing tips, get the story behind the book and discover new reads. Learn, enjoy, and be inspired! Make a day of it with refreshments available, and books for sale and signing. The full program is available from 8 February 2021 at library.lakemac.com.au/events.

9:00 AM

Rathmines Theatre
Stilling Street Rathmines NSW 2283 Website



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