Britannia’s Wolf: The Dawlish Chronicles: September 1877 – February 1878Posted: December 15, 2014
The book is the first of what is – so far – a trilogy about the adventures of Nicholas Dawlish, and this story is set during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877 – 1878. Dawlish is a Commander in the Royal Navy who has ‘resigned’ so that he can serve Britain’s interests as an officer in the Ottoman Navy.
The book is well researched, and certainly has a ‘feel’ for the naval warfare of the period. It is also an interesting source of potential scenarios for naval wargamers, particularly those who want to organise a small-scale campaign that features ironclads, gunboats, and torpedo boats.
The other books in the trilogy are:
- BRITANNIA’S REACH: THE DAWLISH CHRONICLES: NOVEMBER 1879 – APRIL 1880
- BRITANNIA’S SHARK: THE DAWLISH CHRONICLES: APRIL 1881 – SEPTEMBER 1881
I have already bought these books for my Kindle and I am looking forward to reading them over Christmas.