Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Daily Kindle Bargain - White Seed by Paul Clayton

White Seed by Paul Clayton is available on Kindle for $2.99.


One of the most haunting mysteries in American history--The Lost Colony of Roanoke--comes roaring back to life in White Seed, with a compelling cast of characters, among them:

Maggie Hagger, indentured Irish serving girl, a victim of rape and intimidation,

Manteo, Croatoan interpreter for the English, inhabitant of two worlds, belonging to neither,

John White, ineffective Governor, painter, dreamer, father and grandfather,

Captain Stafford, brave and disciplined, but cruel soldier, and

Powhatan, shrewd Tidewater warlord who wages a stealthy war against the colonists.

From Publishers Weekly: White Seed… hews closely to the record of Sir Walter Raleigh's second doomed attempt to plant the British flag in Virginia… The depiction of the colony's physical and moral disintegration between 1587 and 1590… evokes a harrowing sense of human fallibility.

Readers… will find this saga, which… soon achieves page-turner velocity, to be both a dandy diversion and an entertaining education. 

From the Reviewers:

"Seventeen year old Maggie Hagger expects the Virginia Colony to be a paradise. She was indentured to John White for four years. He paid sixteen dollars for her to care for his pregnant daughter. The land was not the paradise she expected. There were savages, harsh weather, and little food. At times it was difficult to tell who the savages were.

"White Seed is a fictional story based on actual events. The plot is very realistic and I imagine it could have happened that way. The characters are well developed. I was enchanted by Maggie and Manteo. There love story was well done. I was quickly caught up in the story and could not put it down until I’d read the last word."
-- Readers Favorite, Book Reviews

"This story captivated me, not only because the romanticized tale of the Lost Colony was part of every kid's education when I was growing up in North Carolina in the 60s but also because the version told here is far more likely to be accurate. This is what historical fiction is all about!"
--Stephen E. Gallup

About the Author:

Paul Clayton is the author of a three-book historical series on the Spanish Conquest of the Floridas-- Calling Crow, Flight of the Crow, and Calling Crow Nation (Putnam/Berkley), and a novel, Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam (St. Martin’s Press), based on his own experiences in that war. Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam was a finalist at the 2001 Frankfurt eBook Awards, along with works by Joyce Carol Oates (Faithless) and David McCullough (John Adams). Paul’s latest book-- White Seed: The Untold Story of the Lost Colony of Roanoke-- is a work of historical fiction. Paul currently lives in California, with his son and daughter.

Click here to download White Seed (or a free sample) to your Kindle.

For the UK version, click here.