AGE OF SAIL TRILOGY
"...AGE OF SAIL trilogy sequel CLIPPER WARS by Boston author Steve Dahill, picks up 20 years after his seminal work, SECRETS OF MARY CELESTE left the protagonists stranded (see new cover art)..."
...I couldn’t put it down... really well written with vivid details into an era and sea setting I knew little about... an enjoyable adventure.
— Bruce Gellerman, former NPR reporter, Here & Now Host
Steve Dahill exhibits a remarkable prowess in weaving characters into the intricate tapestry of historical and geographical context. His writing possesses a substantial and robust quality, immersing readers in a tangible and vivid experience, a testament to his skillful storytelling.
—Maureen Gillis, Development Director, Hull Lifesaving Museum
…I smelled the salt air as I read Steve Dahill's fast-paced, suspenseful, Secrets of the Mary Celeste. Enjoy it by candlelight with a tin cup of grog at your side before it comes to a theatre near you.
—Dan Shaughnessy - Boston Globe columnist, author, and member of Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.
The world's greatest sailing race shreds the oceans in Clipper Wars’ competition for gold, prominence, and revenge.
At the height of the California Gold Rush, the Gant and Briggs families race to the death from New York to San Francisco aboard extreme clipper ships, the largest, fastest sailing ships ever built.
Follows the lives of venal captains, ruthless pirates, and tainted sailors. Calamity and the ultimate prize await the lucky clipper captain who reaches the Golden Gate after a 17,000-mile voyage around treacherous Cape Horn. Which unscrupulous competitors sacrifice everything to win the Clipper Wars?
When the Mary Celeste is found adrift off the Azores Islands, Mary Celeste Briggs’ devoted son, Alexander is unaware that his own father absconded with the entire family fortune, now lost at sea. The teenager hires a smuggler to rescue his family. Through nefarious backchannels, the cruel smuggler captain is privy to the fortune, and aims to steal it. Will his lonely daughter help Alexander Briggs outwit the smuggler in a desperate race to find his missing family before they perish?