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James Cook Lost World

(The third book in the Captain James Cook series)
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"A compelling account of the last days of this towering but enigmatic figure." The New Zealand Herald

"Lay has written a superb series of novels, which get under the skin of the protagonist and puts us aboard ship during his mesmerising voyages. Fans of Maturin and Aubrey will enjoy the relationship between Cook and Joseph Banks... The author deserves praise for the scale of his research and scope of his narrative." Richard Foreman


Captain James Cook is forty-seven years old and the toast of the Admiralty, the Royal Society and the English public after his triumphant second world voyage.

His wife, Elizabeth, pregnant with their sixth child, relishes the fact that her now-famous husband is home for good. He has been absent far too long.

But Cook is unable to resist the call of the sea. Offered the chance to discover a long-sought passage from the North Pacific to the North Atlantic, he accepts the challenge. Much against Elizabeth's wishes, he sets sail for the Pacific.

A distant, tropical island awaits him, filled with temptations and terror for his crew.

>Cook attempts to remain brave in the face of impending tragedy. But the explorer must meet his fate.

Recommended reading for fans of Patrick O'Brien and C.S. Forester.

James Cook's Lost World is the third book in an epic trilogy, charting the life and adventures of the heroic naval commander. Other books in the series are The Secret Life of James Cook and James Cook's New World.

A full-time writer, editor and reviewer, Graeme Lay has written prolifically, including short stories, young adult fiction and travel writing, and has won numerous awards. He has a deep interest in the islands of the South Pacific and Australasia.

Praise for the James Cook series:

'Graeme Lay ... is well placed to attempt what no one has ever managed to achieve, by telling us not just what Cook did, but what he was like.' North & South

'A wonderful read. I enjoyed it enormously.' Graham Beattie, Radio New Zealand

Genre: Thriller

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