Reviews (2008 edition)

Traditional Boats and Tall Ships

Reviewed in Traditional Boats and Tall Ships, September 2008. Napoleon’s Gambit: Sailing through history to commit the prefect crime by Eric Goldman Back to the Future meets Hornblower in this entertainingly engaging debut novel from Canadian sailor Eric Goldman. It’s 2009 and Joshua Rick, an accomplished sailor is recruited by the Royal Navy to carry […]

Historical Maritime Society

If you thought that the plethora of writers on this period must have covered it so thoroughly that there was little leeway to say more you may think again. Eric has skilfully woven a new thread into an old and worn canvas.

Reviews from Early Readers…

Here’s what people are saying about Napoleon’s Gambit: A splendid story celebrating love, the importance of family and exploring the need for a code of ethics. It’s also a rollicking adventure that will keep you up late, reading. Good, intelligent fun – just what summer ordered. I was hooked from the get-go; the tension, humor […]

George Day, Blue Water Sailing Magazine, December 2007

Blue Water Sailing Magazine Eric Goldman is a sailor, a historian and now a novelist. He has created a story that will appeal to all those who enjoy the swashbuckling tales from the Napoleonic wars and who have a fancy for time travel, since Goldman’s main characters manage to transport not only themselves but their […]