Michael Aye's Trident, the Sixth in Series, is Released
Ile Sainte-Marie, or St. Mary's, just a few miles east of Madagascar, was a pirate base during at least two periods in history. In 1698, Captain Kidd watched as his flagship sank in the harbor at Ile Ste.-Marie due to disrepair. It is said that several pirate vessels still lie just below the surface, one supposedly the Fiery Dragon. During the pirate heyday of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, pirates patrolled the maritime routes used by merchant ships, most notably those of the East India Company as they returned home from trading in the Indian Ocean. After raiding the merchant ships, the pirates would sell or trade their booty and then return to their strongholds.
It is this setting that inspired Michael Aye's sixth installment of his popular maritime history series, the Fighting Anthonys (Boson Books/Bitingduck Press). Trident, tells a tale American privateers and French raiding the British shipping lines. Recently promoted to Rear Admiral, Rupert Buck's flag flies aloft HMS Trident as his squadron is formed. Captain Sir Gabriel Anthony, England's latest hero, has been chosen as flag captain. What was to have been a routine mission has suddenly been changed by the Foreign Services Office. American privateers have joined with the French to raid British convoys returning from the Indian Ocean. Buck's squadron has to immediately weigh anchor and rush to meet this new threat. A sudden crisis develops and Gabe finds himself thrust into command of the squadron. Follow the ships and men under Rear Admiral Buck's flag as they raid a neutral fort, battle the elements and face a powerful enemy with cannons blazing.Trident was released today in Kindle format on Amazon. A paperback version and other electronic versions (Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple) will follow over the next several days.