Here it is - the jacket cover for FLOATING GOLD, my latest novel due for release by Hale Books, London, in May 2010.
The artwork is certainly bright and colourful and hopefully will be eyecatching on the library shelf.
This is my fourth book cover (out of 5) by artist, Michael Thomas.
The Blurb which will appear inside the jacket flap reads as follows:
1802 - The fragile peace with France has brought massive debt and unemployment to England and frustration to its naval officers.
After an enforced absence, Captain Oliver Quintrell is eager to return to the sea, but the commission he is granted leaves him cynical and disappointed. In command of a mere frigate, he heads south unaware of the unimaginable dangers which lie ahead.
The seething Southern Ocean, enemy ships, a discontented crew and the secrets held by a living breathing volcanic island pose more of a threat than a full broadside from a man-of-war.
FLOATING GOLD is a nautical fiction adventure which follows the tradition of the CS Forester and Patrick O’Brian novels.
Margaret Muir (Tasmania)