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The Blast That Tears the Skies

(2012)
(The third book in the Matthew Quinton Journals series)
A novel by

 
 
1665. Britain's at war, but conspiracies against the King abound. As plague stalks London, Captain Quinton commands a vast man-of-war in the fight against the Dutch. Surviving action in the thick of the Battle of Lowestoft, one of the greatest sea-fights in the age of sail, he returns home only to discover an uncomfortable truth about himself and his family.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Davies' depiction of Restoration England is impeccable, his characters truly live and breathe, and the plot kept me in suspense. I could not recommend it more." - Edward Chupack

"Utterly impossible to put down . . . finely shaded characters, excellent plotting, gut-clenching action, and immaculate attention to period detail. . . . Superb." - Angus Donald

"As fascinating an account of Restoration politics as it is of the Restoration Navy." - Seth Hunter

"A splendid addition to nautical adventure, and a grand story!" - Dewey Lambdin


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Used availability for J D Davies's The Blast That Tears the Skies

Hardback Editions

May 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Blast That Tears the Skies
Author(s): J D Davies
ISBN: 1-908699-03-5 / 978-1-908699-03-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Old Street Publishing
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Paperback Editions

April 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Blast That Tears the Skies (Matthew Quintons Journals 3)
Author(s): J D Davies
ISBN: 1-908699-26-4 / 978-1-908699-26-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Old Street Publishing
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April 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Blast That Tears the Skies (Matthew Quinton Journals 3) (Matthew Quintons Journals 3)
Author(s): J D Davies
ISBN: 1-906964-28-9 / 978-1-906964-28-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Old Street Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

May 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Blast that Tears the Skies (Matthew Quinton Journals Book 3)
Author(s): J D Davies
Publisher: Canelo Adventure
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU