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The Rage of Fortune

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


The past comes back to haunt a young Matthew Quinton...

In 1651, eleven-year-old Matthew Quinton and his twin sister Henrietta discover long-forgotten papers of their grandfather. Dating back to 1598, they show the children an England locked into a bitter war with Spain.

But their findings are interrupted by the arrival of Roundhead troops intent on searching for their elder brother, the tenth Earl of Ravensden, who has been seriously wounded in the Cavalier cause.

Back in the present of 1651, England's enemies are closer to home, with the country gripped by civil war. Now the Roundheads are closing in...

The Rage of Fortune, set against the backdrop of real historical events, is a window into Mathew Quinton's origins, and will thrill fans of C. S. Forester and Alexander Kent

'Utterly impossible to put down... finely-shaded characters, excellent plotting, gut-clenching action and immaculate attention to period detail ... superb' Angus Donald, author of The Outlaw Chronicles

The Matthew Quinton Journals

1. Gentleman Captain
2. The Mountain of Gold
3. The Blast that Tears the Skies
4. The Lion of Midnight
5. The Battle of the Ages
6. The Rage of Fortune
7. Death's Bright Angel
8. The Devil Upon the Wave

Genre: Historical    

Praise for this book

"Hornblower, Aubrey and Quinton-a pantheon of the best adventures at sea!." - Conn Iggulden

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Paperback Editions

July 2017 : Paperback

Title: The Rage of Fortune (Matthew Quinton's Journals)
Author(s): J D Davies
ISBN: 1-5217-4950-7 / 978-1-5217-4950-0
Publisher: Independently published
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May 2016 : UK Paperback

Title: The Rage of Fortune
Author(s): J D Davies
ISBN: 1-910400-15-7 / 978-1-910400-15-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Old Street Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

May 2018 : USA, , Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Rage of Fortune (Matthew Quinton Journals Book 6)
Author(s): J D Davies
Publisher: Canelo
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