by C.D. Shelton
Jonathan Winter, born in ignominy, overcomes his shameful origins with bravery and honor to rise to prominence in the kingdom. Born out of wedlock to a baron and assuming all title and wealth will be passed on to his legitimate half-brother, Winter sets his eyes on the Royal Navy with the intent of making a name for himself and winning the right to ask for the hand of his love, Lady Lydia, in marriage.
Winter quickly wins the favor of King Henry VIII with an act of valor in a lost battle with the French and his career is fast-tracked. He is given missions beyond his rank and experience, such as seizing French gold and rescuing captured British soldiers, and he exhibits his prowess while vanquishing his arch-nemesis, Commander Chevalier D’Aux, at every turn.
This tale of honor,bravery, and accomplishment interweaves real-life history to bolster the adventure of the story.