Thursday, October 25, 2007

Forty Testoons

As editor of Chronicler Publishing I'd let to let everyone know that we have republished Alan Fisk's historical novel, Forty Testoons, which is the story of Father Ralph Fletcher who is hired by King Henry VII of England to go with the cod fishermen to Newfoundland in the year 1504 for forty pieces of silver know as testoons.
He overwinters with the crew that stays behind to take care of the equipment, etc. and becomes involved in a plot to replace the king with a Yorkist pretender.
Alan has recreated the culture and politics of the era with precision and detail including the Beothuk natives that lived on the island at this time.
The book is available from the Chronicler Publishing bookstore as well as,, Barnes and Noble, and may other online booksellers.