James L. Nelson is an Amerian author and lifelong sailor. His books are considered maritime fiction and history of which he is the author of over twenty works.

Nelson had an interest in boats and maritime from a young age, but he ended up going to UCLA to study motion picture and television production. It was at college that he began sailing with the school’s sailing club. He tried to make his degree work for a bit, but he was drawn more and more to sailing. He began taking jobs on sailing crews and traveled all over. Which led to a long love of sailing and, eventually, his maritime fiction.

Publication Order of Isaac Biddlecomb Books

By Force of Arms(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Maddest Idea(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Continental Risque(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lords of the Ocean(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All the Brave Fellows(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Thomas Marlowe Books

The Guardship(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Blackbirder(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pirate Round(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Samuel Bowater Books

Glory in the Name(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thieves of Mercy(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Norsemen Saga Books

Fin Gall(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dubh-linn(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lord of Vik-lo(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Glendalough Fair(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night Wolf(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Raider's Wake(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Loch Garman(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Caleb Hayes Books

Full Fathom Five(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The French Prize(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Reign of Iron(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Only Life that Mattered(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Benedict Arnold's Navy(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
George Washington's Secret Navy(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
General Washington's Great Gamble(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
With Fire and Sword(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


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The Guardship is the first book in the Brethren of the Coast. The story is set in 1701 at a time when piracy was a big problem. Thomas Marlowe has arrived in Williamsburg where he hopes to renounce his pirate ways and live a normal life. He finds a new wife, but quickly gets his name known around town when he kills a powerful young man. That doesn’t matter though as there are cutthroat pirates heading this way and the locals need his help to defend Virginia.

Nelson also wrote the Norsemen Saga and the first book is Fin Gall: A Novel of Viking Age Ireland. The book tells of a group of Vikings who raid a ship and get a valuable crown. The crown has a certain significance to the Irish people and the power it grants to those who wear it. Meanwhile, there is war between the Irish and the Danes. Thogrim will lead his invaders into Ireland where some very angry locals are ready to fight for the crown. Thogrim’s Fin Gall are in the fight for their lives as both Irish and Dane want the dead.

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