The Emerald Storm by William Dietrich

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A tale filled with rascally derring-do that could have worked better as a graphic novel.


In the fifth installment of master storyteller William Dietrich’s bestselling adventure series, the swashbuckling, battle-scarred hero Ethan Gage must race from the slopes of the Alps to the sultry tropics of the Caribbean to pursue a mysterious Spanish treasure as the fate of England—and of the world’s first successful slave revolt—hang desperately in the balance.

The Emerald Storm is the action-packed historical masterpiece that Ethan Gage fans have long awaited. Fans of the Indiana Jones adventures, the Sharpe’s Rifles series, and the thrilling works of James Rollins, who himself calls Dietrich’s writing “adventure at its grandest,” will find The Emerald Storm a satisfying, sword-in-hand romp through history—and new readers will discover it as the perfect introduction to the breathtaking Ethan Gage Adventures.


About William Dietrich

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William Dietrich is the author of ten novels, including Napoleon’s Pyramids, The Rosetta Key, The Dakota Cipher, and The Barbary Pirates. Dietrich is also a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, historian, and naturalist. A winner of the PNBA Award for Nonfiction, he lives in Washington State.
Published May 8, 2012 by Harper. 513 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Apr 01 2012

A tale filled with rascally derring-do that could have worked better as a graphic novel.

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Reviewed by Ray Palen on May 17 2012

Any time with Ethan Gage is time well spent...The series continues to amaze me and is written with such an even and light tone that it is instantly accessible to any who venture into these pages.

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Reviewed by Jeff Ayers on May 08 2012

Dietrich seamlessly blends historical fact with fiction...It's fun to see him interact with so many familiar men and women throughout history.

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Reviewed by Caleb Shadis on Jun 11 2012

Overall, I enjoyed The Emerald Storm though after a while I got tired of Ethan always seeming to make the wrong decision whenever he had a choice.

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