Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 2008. Signed First Edition. Leather bound. SIGNED. 350pp. Octavo [24 cm] Full blue leather with raised bands, a gilt stamped title on the spine, and elaborate gilt stamped designs on the spine and covers. All edges gilt. Moire endsheets. Fine condition. Item #21724
#845 of 900. Signed by Drake on the limitation page. David Drake states, "The genesis of my RCN novels was Patrick O’Brian’s wonderful Aubrey/Maturin series, set during and after the Napoleonic Wars. It therefore won’t surprise many of you to find a number of plot points common to O’Brian’s last novels and When the Tide Rises. This is a case of convergent evolution, however, rather than direct borrowing on my part: we’re both working from Lord Cochrane’s memoirs of service under the revolutionary governments of Chili (sic) and Brazil."